Short Reads on January 2022

A Charismatic Coptic Priest: Abouna Makary Younan (1934-2022)
Church Life and Pastoral Care, Orthodoxy and Modernity

A Charismatic Coptic Priest: Abouna Makary Younan (1934-2022)

On January 11, renowned Coptic Orthodox priest Abouna Makary Younan (1934-2022) died in Cairo of complications from COVID-19. His death quickly followed that of his wife Mama Souna, who suffered from the same illness and passed away on January 7. Based in the old Coptic Orthodox Cathedral of St. Mark in Cairo’s Azbakiyya district, the…

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The Orthodox Church of Ukraine: Ecumenical Reception
Ecumenical and Interfaith Relations, Inter-Orthodox Relations

The Orthodox Church of Ukraine: Ecumenical Reception

български | ქართული | ελληνικά | Română | Русский | Српски The establishment of the new Orthodox Church of Ukraine (OCU) created division within the global Orthodox world. Yet, what has received less attention is the effect of the Ukrainian autocephaly on other Christian denominations and ecumenical institutions. Inevitably, and sometimes unwillingly, these churches were…

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Pope Francis’s Engagement with the Orthodox
Ecumenical and Interfaith Relations

Pope Francis’s Engagement with the Orthodox An Afterward Comment on His Visit to Cyprus and Greece

български | ქართული | Română | Русский | Српски This essay was published in Greek at Polymeros kai Polytropos, the blog of the Volos Academy for Theological Studies. Since the very beginning of his papacy, Pope Francis has appeared in front of the crowd gathered physically at the St. Peter’s square and the entire world watching through mass…

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Hope and the Ultimate Synthesis
Religion and Science, Theology

Hope and the Ultimate Synthesis Lessons from a Russian Orthodox Scientist, Part 3

български | ქართული | ελληνικά | Română | Русский | Српски In two previous posts, I covered the scientist Theodosius Dobzhansky’s scientific and political views. The third area I would like to focus on is religion, where we are on less stable ground. Dobzhansky’s views on religion were idiosyncratic and highly personal, and the extent…

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Inequality: Orthodox Christian Responses and Limitations
Ethics, Public Life, Theology, Women in the Church

Inequality: Orthodox Christian Responses and Limitations

Equality is a core idea and value of modernity. Yet contemporary societies are marked by multiple forms of inequality, for instance, socioeconomic and gender ones. What is the attitude of the Orthodox Church towards inequality? Do unequal relations exist within the Church too, and if yes, how does it address them? No doubt, Orthodox churches…

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