Short Reads on February 2024

Greater Love Has No One than This: To Lay Down One’s Life for One’s Friends
Public Life

Greater Love Has No One than This: To Lay Down One’s Life for One’s Friends

On Friday, February 16, 2024, Russian Penitentiary Service (FSIN) that is responsible for the thriving GULAG system informed the world that Russia’s “Prisoner no. 1,” Alexey Navalny, collapsed during the daily walk in the camp and died shortly thereafter. While everyone who cared about Navalny had feared for his life every day since January 17,…

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The Things That Are God’s and the Things That Are Caesar’s<span class='secondary-title'>On the Legalization of Same-Sex Marriage in Greece</span>
Gender and Sexuality, Public Life

The Things That Are God’s and the Things That Are Caesar’sOn the Legalization of Same-Sex Marriage in Greece

One of the temptations invariably plaguing priests and preachers as they proffer declarations and proclamations is the tendency to offer solutions to  non-existent dilemmas, providing answers to questions nobody is asking or addressing the wrong audience. Which is why it is hardly surprising that various Orthodox hierarchs and circles feel the need to express disproportionate…

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Echoes of History: Exploring the Historic Encounter of Ecumenical Patriarch Athenagoras and Zareh I Catholicos
Church History, Inter-Orthodox Relations

Echoes of History: Exploring the Historic Encounter of Ecumenical Patriarch Athenagoras and Zareh I Catholicos

Historical imagery has always fascinated me for the significant value it holds for research and inquiry. In my research attempts to explore photographs depicting historical moments, I came across the December 1959 edition of the official magazine of the Armenian Catholicosate of the Holy See of Cilicia, “Hasg,” through which a striking photograph of two…

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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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A Perfect Example of the East-West Combination<span class='secondary-title'>In Memoriam of Protopresbyter Ivan Moody (1964-2024)</span>
Culture and Arts

A Perfect Example of the East-West CombinationIn Memoriam of Protopresbyter Ivan Moody (1964-2024)

“Everything I write I hope is written to praise the Creator”Protopresbyter Ivan Moody The problem with writing something about a man who has done so much is that he’s done so much. Where does one begin without simply writing a biography or a chronology? But for those who don’t know him, perhaps something of his…

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