Global Orthodoxy

Publications: 30

Global Orthodoxy, Theology

Toward a Multicultural Symphonia: Orthodox Solidarity in an Age of Diversity

With all of the controversies concerning non-attendance at the Holy and Great Council of the Orthodox Church that took place in Crete this past June, I would like to propose that a re-conceptualization of the Byzantine religio-political ideal of symphonia might be able to speak to the issue of the Orthodox world’s internal cultural diversity…

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Putin’s Unorthodox Orthodoxy
Global Orthodoxy, Religion and Politics

Putin’s Unorthodox Orthodoxy

Yesterday, the New York Times published an essay exposing and critiquing the ways that Vladimir Putin is exploiting Orthodox Christianity in order to project international significance.  In the summer of 2014, we raised these issues in an op-ed piece we wrote for a blog hosted by the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese and examined why both Orthodox and Western…

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Global Orthodoxy

The Appeal of the Ukrainian Parliament and the Ecumenical Patriarchate

by Rev. Dr. Nicholas Denysenko On the eve of the Holy and Great Council of the Orthodox Churches, Ukraine’s Parliament approved and issued an urgent appeal to Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew. The Ukrainian Parliament asked Patriarch Bartholomew to nullify the transfer of jurisdiction of the Kyivan Metropolia from Constantinople to Moscow in 1686, to convene an…

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Global Orthodoxy, Holy and Great Council

The Orthodox “Diaspora”: Mother Churches, Mission, and the Future

by Rev. Dr. Radu Bordeianu, Will Cohen, Rev. Dr. Nicholas Denysenko, Brandon Gallaher, Rev. Dr. D. Oliver Herbel, and Kerry San Chirico Among the issues to be heard by the Orthodox Churches at the June 2016 Great and Holy Council in Crete is the situation of the Orthodox diaspora. The Council will be working with…

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Ecumenical and Interfaith Relations, Global Orthodoxy, Holy and Great Council

In the Hope of Restoration of Communion between the Orthodox and Oriental Orthodox Churches

We wish to bring attention to one of the items not specifically included on the Great and Holy Council’s agenda or in its preconciliar documents: the restoration of communion between the Orthodox Church and the Oriental Orthodox Churches. Our group is comprised of three Orthodox Christians and one Armenian Orthodox Christian, and we eagerly anticipate…

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Global Orthodoxy

Ownership by All, Control by None

by Charles Ajalat The Orthodox Church, the second largest Christian tradition, if it is not to remain a footnote in the annals of modern history, needs a governance system where there is ownership by all and control by none. Further the Church needs an effective dispute resolution mechanism and to solve the North America so-called…

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