• Mark Arey

    Mark Arey

    Former Priest of the GOA

    Mark Arey was a priest of the GOA for over 30 years. His most recent book is “The Gospel of Love: A Meta-Translation” (more at www.markarey.com)

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A pile of guns
Ethics

The Two Swords: Christians and Their Weapons

български | ქართული | Ελληνικά | Русский | Српски And they said, “Look, Lord, here are two swords!”  Jesus said to them, “It is enough.” – Luke 22:38 Americans, especially American Christians, have a fixation on their so-called “God-given Second Amendment Right” to arm themselves to the hilt. I know many Orthodox, even some clergy,...

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Religion and Politics

Cannibals and Montanists

български | ქართული | Ελληνικά | Русский | Српски The thing that hath been, it is that which shall be; and that which is done is that which shall be done: and there is no new thing under the sun. (Ecclesiastes 1:9) QAnon and “Trumplicals” (I ju... Read more.
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Orthodoxy and Modernity

The Golden Age of Ligonier and Other Myths of Orthodox Unity in America

As the last General Secretary of SCOBA (the Standing Conference of Canonical Orthodox Bishops in the Americas) and the first Secretary (albeit for less than an hour) of the Assembly of Canonical Orthodox Bishops of North and Central America, I have always marveled at the ‘Golden Age’ syndrome ar... Read more.