• Peter Bouteneff

    Peter Bouteneff

    Professor of Systematic Theology at St. Vladimir’s Orthodox Theological Seminary

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Forgiveness Sunday
Orthodox Scholars Preach

Forgiveness Sunday. Sermon by Dr. Peter Bouteneff

Part of the 2023 Lenten series Orthodox Scholars Preach. Each week from Triodion through Pascha, the OCSC releases a 10-minute video featuring sermons by different Orthodox Christian scholars. The series provides a platform for Orthodox scholars to draw on their academic expertise while reflecting on the spiritual themes of the liturgical calendar. The sermon for...

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Ecclesiology, Women in the Church

Bishops in Council: Are They Representative?

It is commonly understood in the Orthodox Church that the bishop represents the Church, particularly within its conciliar life. But can he truly represent the Church, in its diversity, in every way and context? The bishop represents the Church in at least two ways: (1) He distinguishes the local man... Read more.
Holy and Great Council

The Great and Holy Council and the Implications of the Consensus Method

by Peter C. Bouteneff The document on “Relations of the Orthodox Church with the Rest of the Christian World” was adopted as a draft text last October by the 5th Pan-Orthodox Pre-Council Conference in Chambésy. Its status going forward is not entirely clear. Misgivings about the text have led t... Read more.