Short Reads on April 2021

Anticipating Kassia’s Cosmic Hymn
Culture and Arts, Liturgical Life

Anticipating Kassia’s Cosmic Hymn

български | ქართული | ελληνικά | Русский | Српски In preparing to participate in the services leading to Pascha, a memorable element of the Liturgy for many of the faithful is the Hymn of St. Kassia (ca.810-ca. 865 CE), “Lord, the Woman Fallen into Many Sins.” It is remembered as a heartwarming centerpiece of the…

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What Palamas Can Teach Us About Trolls
Christian Practice

What Palamas Can Teach Us About Trolls

български |  ქართული | Ελληνικά | Русский | Српски Internet trolling has, unfortunately, become commonplace even in Christian circles. While at times these trolls are known individuals who get a rise out of provoking anger and controversy, the present trend includes anonymous social media accounts using profile photos of holy images, while spewing responses that…

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Late Modernity, Time, and Orthodoxy
Culture and Arts, Orthodoxy and Modernity, Theology

Late Modernity, Time, and Orthodoxy

български  | ქართული |  Ελληνικά | Русский | Српски The rhythm of the contemporary world is frenetic. The escalator, once a symbol of progress, cannot anymore serve the needs of modern humans, who are always in a hurry. Not only work but also personal life is structured according to the new tenet: “speed is everything.” “In…

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On Throwing Stones in Houses of Glass
Ecclesiology

On Throwing Stones in Houses of Glass Moscow, Constantinople, and Autocephaly

български |  Ελληνικά | Русский  |  Српски Much breath and ink continues to be spent castigating the Patriarchate of Constantinople for its “uncanonical” bestowal of autocephaly upon the Orthodox Church of Ukraine (OCU).  Characteristic are the words of newly-elected Patriarch Porfirije of Serbia: “The actions of Constantinople in Ukraine are not in accordance with the…

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