Global Orthodoxy

Publications: 30

Why Did Viktor Orban Block the EU’s Sanctions against Patriarch Kirill of Moscow?
Global Orthodoxy, Religion and Politics

Why Did Viktor Orban Block the EU’s Sanctions against Patriarch Kirill of Moscow?

by Daniela Kalkandjieva | български | ქართული | ελληνικά | Română | Русский | Српски On June 3, the European Union reached an agreement on the sixth package of sanctions against Russia after difficult talks with Hungary. To avoid its veto, the other member states had to remove the name of the Moscow patriarch from…

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Is There Still a Consensus in the Orthodox Church?
Global Orthodoxy, Inter-Orthodox Relations

Is There Still a Consensus in the Orthodox Church?

Image: Wikimedia Commons After the communications breakdown between the Russian Orthodox Church (ROC) and the Ecumenical Patriarchate (EP) over the status of the Orthodox Church in Ukraine, the issue of consensus in the Orthodox Church was of utmost importance. Moscow and Constantinople were questioned on whether they share the same ecclesiology, but the issue of…

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Fraternal Gathering in Amman Exposes Truths in Global Orthodoxy
Global Orthodoxy, Inter-Orthodox Relations

Fraternal Gathering in Amman Exposes Truths in Global Orthodoxy

by Evagelos Sotiropoulos The late February fraternal gathering of six local Orthodox churches in Amman was instructive and at the same time disheartening. Instructive because the gathering exposed truths in global Orthodoxy; disheartening because it was a sad showcasing of Orthodoxy to the world (for the presumably relatively few outsiders who are still paying attention…

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Is There a “Frozen Conflict” in Orthodoxy?<span class='secondary-title'>And If So, What Can We Do About It?</span>
Global Orthodoxy, Inter-Orthodox Relations

Is There a “Frozen Conflict” in Orthodoxy?And If So, What Can We Do About It?

by Regina Elsner During a conference on the crisis in Orthodoxy caused by the establishment of the Orthodox Church of Ukraine, several participants used the concept of a “frozen conflict” to describe the “stable unresolved conflict” (Georgij Kovalenko). Given that the term is commonly used for several deadlocked conflicts on the territory of the former…

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Religion and Politics in Brazil: Orthodox Influences
Global Orthodoxy

Religion and Politics in Brazil: Orthodox Influences

by Graham McGeoch The recent elections in Brazil have once again placed religion and politics at the fore of public debates. Not surprisingly, the election of President Jair Bolsonaro has focused attention on the growing influence of Evangelicals in Brazilian politics. This factor is now frequently touted alongside the affirmation that Brazil is the largest…

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The IOTA Moment
Global Orthodoxy, Inter-Orthodox Relations

The IOTA Moment

by Irina Paert Just when we all thought that global Orthodoxy was in a state of deep crisis, God had a surprise for us. Indeed, when four member churches of the Orthodox global family rejected the invitation of Patriarch Bartholomew to attend the Holy and Great Council of Crete, which had been in preparation for…

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