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Pastoral or Provocative? Patriarch Bartholomew’s Visit to Ukraine
Inter-Orthodox Relations, Orthodoxy and Modernity

Pastoral or Provocative? Patriarch Bartholomew’s Visit to Ukraine

български | ქართული | ελληνικά | Română | Русский | Српски Much has happened in the time that has elapsed since Patriarch Bartholomew of Constantinople granted autocephaly to the Orthodox Church of Ukraine (OCU) in 2018-19. The world continues to struggle through the pandemic. Natural disasters are destroying lives at home and abroad. Pictures of…

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Should Orthodox Christians Leave Patriarch Kirill to Caesar?
Ecclesiology, Inter-Orthodox Relations, Religion and Conflict

Should Orthodox Christians Leave Patriarch Kirill to Caesar? A Response to Fr. John Chryssavgis

Since the recent article by my deeply respected friend and teacher Fr. John Chryssavgis caused heated arguments, I, as a Ukrainian, would like to respond by clarifying certain issues, expressing my appreciation, and presenting criticism. The most important points that Fr. John makes are the following: (1) that church and world are not two separate…

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Preparing the Orthodox for the Date of Pascha
Church Life and Pastoral Care

Preparing the Orthodox for the Date of Pascha

Both Roman Catholic and Eastern Orthodox commentators continue to note the interest expressed by Pope Francis and Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew in finding a common date for the celebration of Easter/Pascha by 2025. The 1700th anniversary of the first Ecumenical Council of Nicaea in 325 appears at first an auspicious opportunity to settle the vexed problem…

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How and Why the Friendship of the Russian and Bulgarian Churches Ended
Inter-Orthodox Relations

How and Why the Friendship of the Russian and Bulgarian Churches Ended

It is said that after the Soviet army occupied Bulgaria, Winston Churchill wrote on a napkin in Moscow in 1944, “Bulgaria – 25%,” representing the portion of influence the Western allies should have in the new, post-war Bulgaria. Of course, that turned out to be wishful thinking. In two years’ time, the last opposition politician…

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Fasting, the Food Industry, and Eucharistic Consumption
Environmental Ethics

Fasting, the Food Industry, and Eucharistic Consumption A Lenten Reflection

As Orthodox Christians prepare for Easter by partaking in fasting this Lenten season, we ought to pause to reflect on the ways in which this practice, in addition to being a source of spiritual renewal, can serve as a source of social transformation and ecological restoration. In order to ameliorate the ecological crises we currently…

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Open Letter: War in Ukraine and the Russian Church
Documents, Religion and Conflict

Open Letter: War in Ukraine and the Russian Church

To: His Holiness Bartholomew, Archbishop of Constantinople, the New Rome, and Oecumenical Patriarch The Holy Father Francis, Pope of the Catholic Church His Holiness Garegin, Primate and Catholicos of All Armenians His Grace Justin Welby, Archbishop of Canterbury, Primate of All England and Head of the Anglican Communion Rev Dr. Panti Filibus Musa, Archbishop of…

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