Ecumenical and Interfaith Relations

Publications: 74

Teaching Orthodox Ethics at a Protestant Seminary<span class='secondary-title'>Reflections on FLOW</span>
Ecumenical and Interfaith Relations, Education and Academia, Ethics

Teaching Orthodox Ethics at a Protestant SeminaryReflections on FLOW

Editor’s Note: This essay was originally delivered as part of a panel session on For the Life of the World: Towards a Social Ethos of the Orthodox Church at the 2024 annual meeting of the Society of Christian Ethics. There could hardly be a context more distant from the Orthodox Church than the McAfee School…

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Strike the Jew
Ecumenical and Interfaith Relations, Religion and Conflict

Strike the Jew

Once again, following violence against Jews, Jewish schools, synagogues, cultural centers around the world have gone on high alert, because any local violence against Jews is perceived as a rallying cry elsewhere. The context is an astonishing global surge in antisemitism. Following the attack on Israel of October 7, the Western world erupted in massive…

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Humble Abuse and Responsibility<span class='secondary-title'>Some Reflections on the Situation Around the UOC</span>
Ecumenical and Interfaith Relations, Public Life

Humble Abuse and ResponsibilitySome Reflections on the Situation Around the UOC

First, I would like to say two things. From 2009 to 2019, I was quite involved in the life of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church (UOC)—from singing and helping a priest-monk at a local parish near Kyiv to assisting the bishop during international trips to translating for international ecumenical guests at Lavra, the metropolia, and the…

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Two People Ministering the God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob<span class='secondary-title'>Contemporary Jewish-Orthodox Relations</span>
Ecumenical and Interfaith Relations

Two People Ministering the God of Abraham, Isaac, and JacobContemporary Jewish-Orthodox Relations

Contemporary Jewish-Christian dialogue has been defined, by and large, by the post-Holocaust, Western, American/European setting in which it emerged and by the predominance of Catholics and (liberal) Protestants, who have been the primary Christian interlocutors. And Orthodox Christians?  According to Sandrine Caneri: … the Orthodox at this time were simply not in any condition to…

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From Altar Calls to Theosis<span class='secondary-title'>What Orthodoxy Showed Me about a Life of Transformation</span>
Church Life and Pastoral Care, Ecumenical and Interfaith Relations, Theology

From Altar Calls to TheosisWhat Orthodoxy Showed Me about a Life of Transformation

  I did not grow up in a church that observed Lent, but I did grow up around altar calls. For me and my community, these deeply emotional and cathartic encounters at church were often the catalysts for the spiritual transformations I longed for in my youth. And while I’m not entirely against altar calls…

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The Asbury Revival and Lent: An Orthodox Appreciation
Church Life and Pastoral Care, Ecumenical and Interfaith Relations

The Asbury Revival and Lent: An Orthodox Appreciation

  On February 8, the students who gathered for a regular worship service at a chapel of Asbury University, a small Christian college in Wilmore, Kentucky, found themselves unable to leave at the service’s end. They continued to pray with their hands extended, making public confessions of repentance and praise, for hours. The nonstop service…

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