My confessor and spiritual father, Fr. Vasile Tudora was today elevated to the rank of Protobresbyter by His Eminence, Metropolitan Isaiah of Denver. Being the ever humble presbyter that he is, he never annou...Read more
Want to add a useful word to your vocabulary? The term phyletism from phili: race or tribe was coined at the Holy and Great pan-Orthodox pan-Orthodox Synod that met in Istanbul (formerly Constantinople) in 1872. The meeting was prompted by the creation of a separate bishopric by the Bulgarian community of Istanbul for parishes only open to Bulgarians. It was the first time in Church history that a separate diocese was established based on ethnic identity rather than principles of Orthodoxy and territory. Here is the Synod’s official cond...Read more
Today's pluralistic society involves numerous and ongoing contacts among people of different faiths. Significant difficulties arise that each religion holds to its own truth claim. A major challenge for Orthodox Christians is to articulate theologically correct approaches to people of other religions.
The pages that follow will explore a view of non-Chnistian religions from an Orthodox Christian perspective. This view holds firmly to the centrality of Christ, a doctrine which is not negotiable...Read more
Orthodox Christianity is committed to the truth claim of the Christian Faith. This claim includes the Biblical truth that all human beings are created by God in His image and that Christ is the only Savior of the world.
Consequently, Orthodoxy is strongly committed to Christ as the Messiah and to the tolerance of other religious expressions. In this double commitment lies the source of a creative tension for Orthodox Christians involved in the interfaith dialogue and attitudes of the non-Christian relig...Read more
There are some people who wrongly think that Saint Paul of Tarsus and Saint Iakavos (James), the (Foster) Brother of Our Lord and First Bishop of Jerusalem disagree about Faith and Works, but they could not be further from the truth. While Saint Iakavos said that Faith without works is dead, Saint Paul actually went further saying perfect faith and works were worth nothing and could not get us in to heaven unless we also had perfect love. Let's read from their epistles:
First from the General Epistle of Saint I...Read more
All DFW (Dallas/Fort Worth) Metroplex area Orthodox Christians, inquirers, and interested parties should attend the Consecration (Procession, Opening of the Doors, and Church Blessing) of the new temple of Saint John ...Read more
July 4, 2012
Beloved Brothers and Sisters in Christ,
Our observance of Independence Day this year coincides with the 41st biennial meeting of the Clergy-Laity Congres...Read more