Church Life and Pastoral Care

Publications: 43

A Charismatic Coptic Priest: Abouna Makary Younan (1934-2022)
Church Life and Pastoral Care, Orthodoxy and Modernity

A Charismatic Coptic Priest: Abouna Makary Younan (1934-2022)

On January 11, renowned Coptic Orthodox priest Abouna Makary Younan (1934-2022) died in Cairo of complications from COVID-19. His death quickly followed that of his wife Mama Souna, who suffered from the same illness and passed away on January 7. Based in the old Coptic Orthodox Cathedral of St. Mark in Cairo’s Azbakiyya district, the…

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The Paradigm of Compassionate Denial
Church Life and Pastoral Care, Gender and Sexuality

The Paradigm of Compassionate Denial

български | ქართული | ελληνικά | Română | Русский | Српски To a casual reader of social media, it may appear that the culture war battles in the Orthodox circles around human sexuality have finally ceased, especially compared to the raging 2010s. I think that, rather, the lines have been drawn, and most of the…

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Patriarch with Two Homelands
Church Life and Pastoral Care, Ecumenical and Interfaith Relations, Orthodoxy and Modernity

Patriarch with Two Homelands

by Slavica Jakelić | български | ქართული | Ελληνικά | Română | Русский | Српски On February 18th, the Serbian Orthodox Church elected its new patriarch—59-year old Porfirije Perić. The new Archbishop of Peć, Metropolitan of Belgrade and Karlovac and Patriarch of Serbia, is a theologian who served for a year as the bishop of…

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Community or “Comspoonity”?
Church Life and Pastoral Care, Liturgical Life

Community or “Comspoonity”?

Ελληνικά | Русский One of the greatest impacts of the current pandemic is the effect it has had on interpersonal relations. The inability to embrace or hold a friend’s hand, the need for “social distancing,” and the knowledge that anyone we meet is potentially the carrier of a deadly disease all contribute to a feeling of…

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Black Voices in the Orthodox Church
Church Life and Pastoral Care, Orthodoxy and Modernity

Black Voices in the Orthodox Church

Black Americans make up a tiny percentage of Orthodox Christians in the United States. Considering how difficult it is for someone from our American culture to convert to the Orthodox faith, it makes the stories of the seven Black individuals in the most recent issue of Jacob’s Well—a magazine of the Diocese of New York…

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Eastern Orthodox Clergy: An At-Risk Population
Church Life and Pastoral Care

Eastern Orthodox Clergy: An At-Risk Population

ქართული | Ελληνικά | Русский | Српски “I know how weak and puny my soul is. I know the magnitude of this ministry and the great difficulty of the work. More stormy billows vex the soul of the priest than the gales that trouble the sea.”  (St. John Chrysostom, On the Priesthood) At the end of the…

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