• Theodore Theophilos

    Theodore Theophilos

    Member of Holy Apostles Church in Westchester, Illinois and Former Chair of the Legal Committee for the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese

    Theodore Theophilos is a member of Holy Apostles Church in Westchester, Illinois and a former Chair of the legal committee for the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese.

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COVID-19 lockdown
Liturgical Life

COVID-19, the Murder of George Floyd, and Continuing the Lockdown

ελληνικά These have been unsettling times. I have been forced by the events of the last several months to face up to several disconcerting truths. When the COVID-19 lockdown orders were issued, they had a common element.  Churches were not deemed “essential.” Liquor stores, pot distributors, and lottery sales were deemed essential. Commercial air travel and protests...
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Book Reviews, Religion and Politics

The Diverging Paths of Orthodoxy

The following is a review of Russian Nuclear Orthodoxy, a study of the role of the Russian Orthodox Church (ROC) in shaping the nuclear arms program for the Russian Federation written by Dmitry Adamsky and published by Stanford University Press (2019).  I approached this surprisingly accessible boo... Read more.
Inter-Orthodox Relations

IOCC and the Ecumenical Patriarchate’s Lifeline to Russia

Over the course of the last few years, the relationship between the Ecumenical Patriarchate and the Moscow Patriarchate has been severely strained. Disputes involving Ukraine; the Great and Holy Council of 2016; the opening of ROCOR churches in Korea, France and Italy; claims of “Third Rome” sta... Read more.