Short Reads on December 2019

Under the Radar – A Hidden Diaspora: Growing Up Orthodox in the Episcopal Church
Ecumenical and Interfaith Relations, Orthodoxy and Modernity

Under the Radar – A Hidden Diaspora: Growing Up Orthodox in the Episcopal Church

I was baptized in a wash tub as were both of my brothers.  It’s true. I really was. My aunt Helen was married in an Orthodox ceremony performed in our house as well. I recall liturgies celebrated in our dining room with Fr. Chrysostom whispering words in a Greek language that seemed somewhat different from…

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Transformative Love of Neighbor
Public Life

Transformative Love of Neighbor

Who am I? Who is God? Who is my Neighbor? These three questions frame the theological exploration of vocation that takes place at the CrossRoad Summer Institute—a 10-day academic summer program for Orthodox Christian juniors and seniors in high school. At CrossRoad, we explore the question of “who is my neighbor” and our Christian call…

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A Review of “Distant Relatives: Ancient Imagery of the Classical Pagan Past and Modern Byzantine Icons”
Culture and Arts

A Review of “Distant Relatives: Ancient Imagery of the Classical Pagan Past and Modern Byzantine Icons”

This fall, Fordham’s Museum of Greek, Etruscan, and Roman Art opened a new exhibition entitled “Distant Relatives: Ancient Imagery of the Classical Pagan Past and Modern Byzantine Icons.” The exhibition features large mixed media collages by artist Joni Zavitsanos, whose work combines the traditional aspects of Byzantine Christian iconography with motifs of modern society. I had the opportunity…

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Rethinking Patristic Categories? A Response to Petre Maican
Theology

Rethinking Patristic Categories? A Response to Petre Maican

If it were not well-intentioned, Petre Maican’s article “Image and Likeness and Profound Cognitive Disability: Rethinking Patristic Categories” (published on Public Orthodoxy, July 2, 2019), could be offensive. In the final analysis, it is simply misguided due to several failures: of coherency, doctrinal perspective, and a failure to grasp the full “spectrum of human existence”…

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