Tag: Archbishop Elpidophoros

Baptism à la Carte: Or Why the Orthodox Need to Discuss Human Identity Seriously
Liturgical Life, Theology

Baptism à la Carte: Or Why the Orthodox Need to Discuss Human Identity Seriously

by Nikolaos Asproulis | български | ქართული | ελληνικά | Română | Русский | Српски It was a normal Greek summer day in July 2022, before an Orthodox baptism provoked a fervent debate, or another episode in the “culture wars,” regarding the requirements (are there any?) of a child being baptized in the Church. Although Greeks are accustomed to reading about Church activities…

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To Baptize or Not: God’s Love and Image
Church Life and Pastoral Care, Gender and Sexuality, Liturgical Life

To Baptize or Not: God’s Love and Image

On July 9, 2022, Archbishop Elpidophoros, the primate of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America, baptized the children of celebrity fashion designer Peter Dundas and Evangelo Bousis in a church near Athens. Reactions to the news of the baptism of children of a same-sex couple were predictable. The Holy Synod of the Orthodox Church of…

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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”

by Fr. Dietmar Schon, O.P. | 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…

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Muslims, Christians, and Hagia Sophia
Ecumenical and Interfaith Relations, Religion and Politics

Muslims, Christians, and Hagia Sophia

by Phil Dorroll Around midday local time on July 24th, the first Muslim Friday prayer service in over eighty years was conducted in Hagia Sophia, its status recently changed from a museum to a mosque. A key part of weekly Muslim congregational worship is the preaching of a sermon. In this case, the sermon was…

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Orthodox Christianity, Systemic Racism, and the Wrong Side of History
Orthodoxy and Modernity, Public Life

Orthodox Christianity, Systemic Racism, and the Wrong Side of History

by George Demacopoulos and Aristotle Papanikolaou | ελληνικά | Română | ру́сский | српски When Archbishop Iakovos stood alongside Martin Luther King Jr. in Selma in 1965, he was maligned by many Greek Americans who took offense that their Archbishop would “fraternize with Civil Rights agitators.” Fifty-five years later, opinion has shifted dramatically. Iakovos’ march alongside…

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