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Ephesians 5:20-33 as the Epistle Reading for the Rite of Marriage: Appropriate or Problematic?
Liturgical Life, Public Life

Ephesians 5:20-33 as the Epistle Reading for the Rite of Marriage: Appropriate or Problematic?

In modern times the appropriateness of the established Epistle Lesson (Ephes. 5:20-33) in the rite of marriage has been questioned.  How is it perceived by the contemporary listener and what does it say about spousal relationships? At a basic level this established passage can be understood within the context of the household code adapted to…

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John the Baptist and Capital Punishment
Public Life

John the Baptist and Capital Punishment

For the better part of a decade, I lived in Mansfield, Ohio. As a rust belt city, Mansfield had to reinvent its economy following its deindustrialization. The town of old factories pinned its hopes of revitalization on tourism. The crown jewel of Mansfield’s tourist economy is the old Ohio State Reformatory. The Reformatory housed prisoners…

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The Benedict of History versus The Benedict Option
Orthodoxy and Modernity, Public Life

The Benedict of History versus The Benedict Option

Rod Dreher’s book The Benedict Option has much to commend it. Among other things, it aptly recognizes that the landscape of American religious practice is rapidly changing and in some depressing ways. It affirms that a faith divorced from real-life practice is useless. And it recognizes that Christians benefit when they mine their ancient traditions….

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YOUTH SUBMISSION: What is our political time?
Public Life, Religion and Politics

YOUTH SUBMISSION: What is our political time?

The following essay was originally delivered as part of the 2017 St. John Chrysostom Oratorical Festival, an annual youth event hosted by the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America. Jesus said, “Render therefore to Caesar the things that are Caesar’s, and to God the things that are God’s” (Matthew 22:21). When no political party represents genuine Christian teaching,…

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Science, Truth, and the Current Political Climate
Public Life, Religion and Politics

Science, Truth, and the Current Political Climate

Orthodox involvement in world affairs is increasingly becoming necessary; a faith that cares about “true worship” must be ready to defend not only spiritual Truth but the truths that underlie it as well. Orthodox Christians, and indeed most religious traditions, value truth and truthfulness. For Orthodox, there should be no division between the truths we…

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Public Orthodoxy is a publication of the Orthodox Christian Studies Center of Fordham University