About Public Orthodoxy

The Orthodox Christian Studies Center of Fordham University funds, facilitates, and publishes scholarly research on a wide variety of topics related to the history, thought, and culture of Orthodox Christianity. For more information about our the Center, please visit our university website.

Public Orthodoxy is a “public-facing” initiative of the Orthodox Christian Studies Center. In fall of 2015, the Center launched Public Orthodoxy as an editorial forum for scholars to comment on issues of contemporary concern in a manner suited for a broad, non-academic audience; it has since published op-eds from hundreds of international scholars on a wide variety of topics that bridge the ecclesial, the academic, and the political. Although most authors hold academic appointments, Public Orthodoxy also publishes essays from bishops, parish priests, and engaged laypersons. Most essays are published in English, Greek, and Russian.

In spring of 2023, the site expanded its focus beyond its roots as an editorial forum to incorporate a wider range of public-facing content produced or sponsored by the Orthodox Christian Studies Center, including video recordings of the Center’s public events, webinars, sermon series, and more.

True to its beginnings as an editorial forum, Public Orthodoxy is designed to prompt reflection and conversation on a variety of issues. While we do not accept essays or other content that challenges the dogmatic claims of Church Councils, we do adhere to the principles of academic freedom and grant our contributors latitude to discern within the Orthodox tradition the appropriate response to contemporary challenges. As such, readers should know that the opinions expressed by our authors do not necessarily reflect the views of the Orthodox Christian Studies Center nor its employees, and they should not be confused for official statements issued by an assembly of bishops.


Public Orthodoxy seeks to promote conversation by providing a forum for diverse perspectives on contemporary issues related to Orthodox Christianity. The positions expressed in the articles on this website are solely the author’s and do not necessarily represent the views of the editors or the Orthodox Christian Studies Center.


Public Orthodoxy is a publication of the Orthodox Christian Studies Center of Fordham University