Ecclesiology

Publications: 37

Culture Wars Are Not Our Wars
Church History, Ecclesiology, Orthodoxy and Modernity

Culture Wars Are Not Our Wars

български | ქართული | Ελληνικά | Српски American society is polarized to an extent that one can hardly recall. It is as if we have entered a cold civil war. There is another name for this war: culture war, which is a literal translation of the German Kulturkampf. Culture wars are not proper wars, and…

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Why Should Orthodoxy Remain Public in Coronavirus Times?
Church Life and Pastoral Care, Ecclesiology, Liturgical Life

Why Should Orthodoxy Remain Public in Coronavirus Times? Reflections in the Aftermath of an Unprecedented Easter

As a Greek Orthodox living in the Western world and experiencing this new “Corona era,” one feels that Orthodoxy needs to decide today, globally and locally, on the following: to what extent do we, as Orthodox Christians, truly believe that Christ is the Son of God, the Son of Man? For what we have been…

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The Church without the Eucharist Is No Longer the Church
Ecclesiology, Liturgical Life, Theology

The Church without the Eucharist Is No Longer the Church A (telephone) conversation with Metropolitan of Pergamon John Zizioulas (March 23, 2020)

ελληνικά | ру́сский | српски We wish to hear your views on the current situation, since your theology plays a great role in the present circumstances. Metropolitan John: My theology, unfortunately, cannot be applied. In Greece they have already closed the churches, and the Divine Liturgy is not being served. Is it served in Serbia?…

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Catholic Colonialism and Its Subaltern Celibates
Ecclesiology, Ecumenical and Interfaith Relations

Catholic Colonialism and Its Subaltern Celibates

In researching my book Everything Hidden Shall Be Revealed: Ridding the Church of Abuses of Sex and Power, which features extensive discussion of Orthodox and Anglican ecclesial structures, I came across a curious tranche of letters and legislative documents from Anglican churchmen in my native Canada in the pre-confederation period. In the 1850s, these men,…

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Toward a New Ecclesiological Paradigm? Consequences of the Ukrainian Autocephaly
Ecclesiology, Inter-Orthodox Relations

Toward a New Ecclesiological Paradigm? Consequences of the Ukrainian Autocephaly

When the Ecumenical Patriarchate granted autocephaly to the newly established “Orthodox Church of Ukraine” (OCU), it intended to create a single local Church which would basically comprise all the Orthodox believers in that country. The name of the new Church as it appears in the tomos, namely “Most Holy Church of Ukraine,” implies that idea,…

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The Voice of Silence: A Monastic Voice on the Ukrainian Question
Ecclesiology, Inter-Orthodox Relations

The Voice of Silence: A Monastic Voice on the Ukrainian Question

“Evil is erroneous judgment concerning the conceptual images of things.” – Saint Maximus the Confessor (Chapters on Love, 2.17) The decades-long schism in Ukrainian church life has created polarization not only between ecclesiastical jurisdictions, but also in the hearts of the people. Saint Maximus described erroneous judgment concerning the conceptual images of things as evil….

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