• Rev. Richard Rene

    Rev. Richard Rene

    Director of St. Silas Orthodox Prison Fellowship (Canada)

    Fr. Richard René is a Ph.D. student at the University of St. Michael’s College, Toronto School of Theology. He is the Pacific Regional Chaplain for Correctional Services Canada and the director of St. Silas Orthodox Prison Fellowship (Canada).

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Orthodoxy and Modernity

Benedict and Sophia

Image: iStock.com/GC402 Over the past four years, Rod Dreher’s “Benedict Option” has become a catch-phrase for a certain kind of conservative Christian community in North America. Many Orthodox churches are striving to carve out a niche within this religious marketplace, promoting the stability of Orthodoxy in contrast to current Western Christian brands. Indeed, such stability...

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Christian Practice, Theology

Two Kinds of Risk in the Church

by Fr. Richard René | български | ქართული | ελληνικά | Română | Русский | Српски By now, it would almost be commonplace to observe that the COVID pandemic has created (or perhaps, rather, it has apocalyptically exposed) a cultural rift within the contem... Read more.
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Father Pavel Florensky, Philia, and Same-Sex Love

by Paul Ladouceur and Fr. Richard Rene | български | Ελληνικά | Русский | Српски No longer do I call you servants, but I have called you friends.-John 15:15 (RSV) Father Pavel Florensky (1882-1937) is one of modern Orthodoxy’s intellectual giants. The scope of his eru... Read more.
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Orthodoxy and Modernity, Theology

Orthodox Apocalypse: Judgment and Hope for Orthodoxy in the Time of Coronavirus

by Rev. Dr. Anastasios Brandon Gallaher and Fr. Richard Rene | Ελληνικά | Română Coronavirus has descended on our world as an apocalypse, a whirlwind destroying the shelter of our fixed verities, ripping the roofs off our traditions and throwing into the blaze of the sun the hidden sins an... Read more.
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Bridging Voices Project, Gender and Sexuality

Meeting Michelle: Pastoral and Theological Reflections on a Transgender Inmate

by Fr. Richard René This essay is part of a series stemming from the ongoing research project “Contemporary Eastern Orthodox Identity and the Challenges of Pluralism and Sexual Diversity in a Secular Age,” which is a joint venture by scholars from Fordham University’s Orthodox Christian Studi... Read more.