Inter-Orthodox Relations

Publications: 54

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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Schismophrenia: A Reflection on Ukrainian Autocephaly
Ecclesiology, Inter-Orthodox Relations, Orthodoxy and Modernity

Schismophrenia: A Reflection on Ukrainian Autocephaly

“No earthly joy exists unmingled with sorrow” —St. John of Damascus We are all no doubt aware of the controversy surrounding the recent proclamation of autocephaly for the Orthodox Church of Ukraine by the Patriarchate of Constantinople. As a Ukrainian Orthodox priest, I cannot help but see how St. John’s words are an apt description…

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Making Church History in Romania
Inter-Orthodox Relations

Making Church History in Romania

When I introduced Metropolitan Kallistos Ware at the International Orthodox Theological Association’s (IOTA) inaugural conference Opening Ceremony in Iaşi, Romania earlier this month, I told a story about my father—the son of Russian immigrants to West Virginia in the early twentieth century—and how his perception of Orthodoxy was expanded by His Eminence when they met…

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The IOTA Moment
Global Orthodoxy, Inter-Orthodox Relations

The IOTA Moment

  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 several decades,…

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Virtual Town Meeting Aims to Clarify the Issue of Ukrainian Autocephaly
Inter-Orthodox Relations

Virtual Town Meeting Aims to Clarify the Issue of Ukrainian Autocephaly

It is one of the most vexing and important questions confronting the Church in our time, and one of the least understood: the granting of autocephaly to the Ukrainian Orthodox Church by His All-Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew of Constantinople has rocked the Church more than any event in the last millennium. Now the Order of…

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The International Orthodox Theological Association: Conciliarity from Below
Global Orthodoxy, Inter-Orthodox Relations

The International Orthodox Theological Association: Conciliarity from Below

ελληνικά  |  ру́сский The Holy and Great Council of Crete (2016) demonstrated that pan-Orthodox gatherings are possible in our time. The Council also made manifest global Orthodoxy’s enduring tensions and divisions. The delegation of the Patriarchate of Antioch did not attend the Council primarily because of its broken communion with the Patriarchate of Jerusalem. The delegation…

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