Short Reads on January 2021

Schmemann for Our Time: Christ, the Crisis of Our Age
Liturgical Life, Orthodoxy and Modernity, Theology

Schmemann for Our Time: Christ, the Crisis of Our Age

Each year since his death in 1983, Father Alexander Schmemann’s legacy is evoked through an established annual lecture in his name at St. Vladimir’s, the theological seminary in New York in which his ideas flourished, nourishing generations of clergy and faithful and, through numerous publications and lectures, reaching the broader world. A permanent academic chair…

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The Russian Orthodox Church’s “Black List of False Clerics”
Public Life

The Russian Orthodox Church’s “Black List of False Clerics”

българск | ქართული | Ελληνικά | Русский | Српски On November 19, 2020, The Russian Orthodox Church’s Synodal Department for Church Relations with Society published what many media sources have referred to as a “black list of false clerics.” This list of clerics was added to an already existing list of organizations that were claiming…

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Whose Lies? Which Subjugation?
Book Reviews, Religion and Politics

Whose Lies? Which Subjugation? A Review of Rod Dreher's "Live Not by Lies"

From the opening pages of Rod Dreher’s Live Not by Lies: A Manual for Christian Dissidents (Sentinel, 2020), the assumption is that the lies which most threaten to engulf Christians today are those coming from the cultural and political Left. Political correctness, cancel culture, anti-racist kinds of training, gender theory, the “cult of social justice”—all treated…

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Cannibals and Montanists
Religion and Politics

Cannibals and Montanists

български | ქართული | Ελληνικά | Русский | Српски The thing that hath been, it is that which shall be; and that which is done is that which shall be done: and there is no new thing under the sun. (Ecclesiastes 1:9) QAnon and “Trumplicals” (I just can’t use the lovely word “Evangel” to reference…

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Living Epiphanies: The Baptism of Christ and the Restoration of Creation
Theology

Living Epiphanies: The Baptism of Christ and the Restoration of Creation

български | ქართული | Ελληνικά  | Русский | Српски On this great feast of Theophany, we celebrate Christ’s baptism, when the voice of the Father identified Him as the Son of God and the Holy Spirit descended upon Him in the form of a dove. Epiphany reveals that the Savior Who appears from the waters of the…

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