OTSA Special Project on the Holy and Great Council

Essays in this series were sponsored by the Orthodox Theological Society in America’s Special Project on the Holy and Great Council.

06/15/2016  “Defending Human Dignity: A Response to the Pre-Conciliar Document ‘The Mission of the Orthodox Church in Today’s World,'” by Fr. Robert M. Arida, Susan Ashbrook Harvey, David Dunn, Maria McDowell, Teva Regule, and Bryce E. Rich

06/14/2016  “Reflection on ‘The Importance of Fasting and Its Observance Today,'” by Rev. Dr. Stelyios Muksuris, Rev. Dr. Alkiviadis Calivas, Rev. Dr. Nicholas Denysenko, John Klentos, Paul Meyendorff, Lewis Patsavos, Teva Regule, and Rev. Dr. Philip Zymaris

06/13/2016  “Fasting, the Church, and the World,” by Rev. Dr. Michael G. Azar, Elizabeth Theokritoff, and Very Rev. Dr. Harry Linsinbigler

06/08/2016  “Fasting Reaffirmed,” by Philip Mamalakis, Very Rev. Dr. Nathanael Symeonides, and Gail E. Woloschak

06/07/2016  “Relations of the Orthodox Church with Other Christians and Their Communities,” by Edith M. Humphrey, Very Rev. Maxym Lysack, Bradley Nassif, Rev. Dr. Anthony Roeber, and Rev. Dr. Theodore Stylianopoulos

06/02/2016  “Orthodox-Catholic Dialogue,” by Very Rev. Dr. Harry Linsinbigler

05/27/2016  “Relations of the Orthodox Church with ‘Uniates’: A Plea for Removing One More Skandalon in an Increasingly Scandalized World,” by Very Rev. Dr. Peter Galadza.

05/24/2016  “Response to the Pre-Conciliar Document on Relations of the Orthodox Church with the Rest of the Christian world,” by Fotios Apostolos, Rev. Dr. Radu Bordeianu, Paul Ladouceur, Very Rev. Dr. Harry Linsinbigler, and Edward Siecienski

05/20/2016  “On Ecumenoclasim: Who Can Be Saved?” by Paul Ladouceur

05/17/2016  “On Consensus: A Canonical Appraisal,” by Fr. Alexander Rentel

05/09/2016  “Some Comments on the Mission Document by Orthodox Missiologists,” by the Center for Ecumenical, Missiological and Environmental Studies (CEMES)

05/06/2016  “Marriage, Family, and Scripture,” by Bryce Rich, Fr. Robert M. Arida, Susan Ashbrook Harvey, David Dunn, Maria McDowell, and Teva Regule

05/06/2016  “Pastoral Challenges for Marriage in Contemporary Orthodoxy,” by Rev. Dr. Nicholas Denysenko, Rev. Dr. Alkiviadis Calivas, John Klentos, Paul Meyendorff, Rev. Dr. Stelyios Muksuris, Lewis Patsavos, Teva Regule, and Rev. Dr. Philip Zymaris

05/06/2016  “Response to the Pre-Conciliar Document on Marriage and Its Impediments,” by Fr. Robert M. Arida, Susan Ashbrook Harvey, David Dunn, Maria McDowell, Teva Regule, and Bryce Rich

05/03/2016  “Some Reflections on the Document ‘The Sacrament of Marriage and Its Impediments,'” by Rev. Dr. Patrick Viscuso, Perry Hamalis, David Heith-Stade, Rev. Dr. Chrysostom Nassis, Rev. Dr. Alexander Rentel, and Christos Tsironis

05/03/2016  “Life-Bearing Love: A Too Risky Vision,” by Maria McDowell

05/03/2016  “Sexual Purity and the Vocation of Marriage,” by David C. Ford, Mary Ford, Rev. Dr. Philip LeMasters, Philip Mamalakis, and Ralph Kentigern Siewers

04/22/2016  “The Orthodox ‘Diaspora’: Mother Churches, Mission, and the Future,” by Rev. Dr. Radu Bordeianu, Will Cohen, Rev. Dr. Nicholas Denysenko, Brandon Gallaher, Rev. Dr. D. Oliver Herbel, and Kerry San Chirico

04/19/2016  “The Mission of the Church in an Age of Modern Science and Pluralism,” by Very Rev. Dr. Nathanael Symeonides and Gayle E. Woloschak

04/15/2016  “In the Hope of Restoration of Communion between the Orthodox and Oriental Orthodox Churches,” by Carrie Frederick Frost, Vigen Guroian, Jennifer Haddad Mosher, and Valerie Zahirsky

04/12/2016  “Orthodoxy and Ecumenism in View of the Upcoming Great and Holy Council,” by Will Cohen

04/05/2016  “Orthodoxy, Human Rights & Secularization,” by Davor Džalto, Effie Fokas, Brandon Gallaher, Perry Hamalis, Aristotle Papanikolaou, and Gregory Tucker

04/01/2016  “Women and the Great and Holy Council,” by Carrie Frederick Frost, Susan Ashbrook Harvey, Teva Regule, Alexandra Lobas Safchuk, and Gayle E. Woloschak

03/22/16  “Innovation in the Guise of Tradition: Anti-Ecumenist Efforts to Derail the Great and Holy Council,” by George Demacopoulos

03/16/16  “The Great and Holy Council and the Implications of the Consensus Method,” by Peter C. Bouteneff

03/10/16  “The Great and Holy Council of Crete and Orthodox-Catholic Relations,” by Paul Gavrilyuk