• Very Rev. Cyril Hovorun

    Very Rev. Cyril Hovorun

    Professor of Ecclesiology, International Relations and Ecumenism at Sankt Ignatios Theological Academy

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Conquest of Jericho
Religion and Conflict

War and Appeals to Magical Consciousness

by Archimandrite Cyril Hovorun As was noted many times, the ongoing Russian aggression against Ukraine is ideologically framed by a quasi-religious doctrine that promotes Russian civilizational exceptionalism and has been branded as the “Russian world.” This doctrine is not the only quasi-religious aspect of the war. Those who endorse the war try to justify it...

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Inter-Orthodox Relations, Orthodoxy and Modernity, Religion and Politics

Russia’s “Scramble for Africa” and Its ChurchThe Geopolitical Perspective

by Cyril Hovorun | български | ქართული | ελληνικά | Română | Русский | Српски On December 29, 2021, the Holy Synod of the Moscow Patriarchate decided to establish a Russian exarchate for the entire African continent. The exarchate is to consist of two di... Read more.
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Church History, Ecclesiology, Orthodoxy and Modernity

Culture Wars Are Not Our Wars

български | ქართული | Ελληνικά | Српски American society is polarized to an extent that one can hardly recall. It is as if we have entered a cold civil war. There is another name for this war: culture war, which is a literal translation of the German Kulturkampf.... Read more.
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Public Life, Religion and Politics

The Belarusian Protests and the Orthodox Church

ελληνικά | ру́сский In Russia, there is a widely spread superstition that August brings national-scale catastrophes. The mass protests in Belarus against Alyaksandr Lukashenka are seen as such a catastrophe for the regime of Vladimir Putin. Even though Mr. Lukashenka stru... Read more.
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Liturgical Life, Theology

COVID-19 and Christian (?) Dualism

 ελληνικά |  ру́сский  |  српски Translations of this essay are also available in Arabic (pdf) and Georgian. In this brief editorial, I try to explain what underpins the widely spread belief that the coronavirus cannot be transmitted through the communion of the holy Gift... Read more.
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