• Rev. Dr. Alkiviadis Calivas

    Rev. Dr. Alkiviadis Calivas

    Emeritus Professor of Liturgics at Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School of Theology

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Women in the Church

The Revival of the Order of Deaconess by the Patriarchate of Alexandria

The Center of Ecumenical, Missiological and Environmental Studies “Metropolitan Panteleimon Papageorgiou” (CEMES) has recently published the Proceedings of its international conference on “Deaconesses, the Ordination of Women and Orthodox Theology”, both its English version and the Greek version. The book is dedicated to the Patriarch of Alexandria, for his decision to revive the order of Deaconesses,...
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Liturgical Life, Public Life

Ephesians 5:20-33 as the Epistle Reading for the Rite of Marriage: Appropriate or Problematic?

In modern times the appropriateness of the established Epistle Lesson (Ephes. 5:20-33) in the rite of marriage has been questioned.  How is it perceived by the contemporary listener and what does it say about spousal relationships? At a basic level this established passage can be understood within ... Read more.
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Christian Practice, Holy and Great Council

Reflection on “The Importance of Fasting and Its Observance Today”

This essay was sponsored by the Orthodox Theological Society in America’s Special Project on the Holy and Great Council and published by the Orthodox Christian Studies Center of Fordham University. In accordance with Orthodox Christian scriptural and patristic tradition, fasting finds its origins ... Read more.
Church Life and Pastoral Care, Holy and Great Council

Pastoral Challenges for Marriage in Contemporary Orthodoxy

This essay was sponsored by the Orthodox Theological Society in America’s Special Project on the Holy and Great Council and published by the Orthodox Christian Studies Center of Fordham University. In preparation for the Great and Holy Council to be held on Crete in June, 2016, the Orthodox bishop... Read more.