Short Reads on June 2021

A Catholic Perspective on “For the Life of the World”
Ecumenical and Interfaith Relations, Public Life

A Catholic Perspective on “For the Life of the World”

български | ქართული | ελληνικά | Română | Русский | Српски On the publication of Berufen zur Verwandlung der Welt. Die Orthodoxe Kirche in sozialer und ethischer Verantwortung, Schriften des Ostkircheninstituts der Diözese Regensburg Bd. 6 (Regensburg: Pustet, 2021). In his preface to the social ethics document “For the Life of the World,” Archbishop Elpidophoros…

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The Gospel of the Holy Spirit at Pentecost
Liturgical Life, Theology

The Gospel of the Holy Spirit at Pentecost

български | ქართული | ελληνικά | Română | Русский | Српски “When the day of Pentecost had come, they were all together in one place.And suddenly from heaven there came a sound like the rush of a violent wind. . .”* The Pentecost feast-day reading from Acts (2:1-21) is absolutely galvanized with spiritual energy, isn’t…

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Coping, Scapegoating, Menacing:  Christians in Pandemic India
Public Life, Religion and Politics

Coping, Scapegoating, Menacing: Christians in Pandemic India

български | ქართული | ελληνικά | Română | Русский | Српски A few days ago, I called up a Jesuit priest in Bihar (an eastern state of India) to know his thoughts on the conditions of Christians during the ongoing pandemic. He was bemused by the question and emphatically stated—the rich survive and the poor…

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Why Orthodox Art in Eastern Europe Matters
Culture and Arts

Why Orthodox Art in Eastern Europe Matters

The Orthodox art of the predominantly Eastern Christian regions of Eastern Europe has much to offer, yet it has been relegated to the margins of inquiry. Outside of local communities and circles of academic specialists, relatively little is known about the countries, peoples, cultures, and histories of Eastern Europe. This is especially true of the…

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The Resurrection Among Us
Theology

The Resurrection Among Us Commentary on the Gospel of John (20:19-20)

After the Resurrection of Christ, we witness Him appearing eleven times to his disciples. His purpose is only one: to assist them in their belief and to convince them about the fact of the Resurrection. It is important to understand what Christ aimed for by appearing to his disciples, because it confirms the fact that…

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Covid in the Prisons: The Ungrievable Neighbor
Culture and Arts, Public Life

Covid in the Prisons: The Ungrievable Neighbor

български | ქართული | ελληνικά | Русский | Српски “Who is my neighbor?” This question, posed coyly by a slick lawyer looking for an easy answer, is most poetically answered by Christ in his parable of the Good Samaritan. The story involves a man who is robbed, beaten, and left for dead by the side…

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