Tag: Baptism

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

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 in newspapers and on…

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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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The Presence of Christ in our Homes on Holy Week and Pascha
Christian Practice, Theology

The Presence of Christ in our Homes on Holy Week and Pascha

ελληνικά  | Română |  ру́сский When COVID-19 first arrived on the scene as a nuisance, and not a pandemic, the Churches responded by making slight alterations to the rite of receiving communion. Catholic and Protestant Churches instructed people to refrain from partaking of the cup, and the people exchanged the sign of peace without handshakes….

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Ecumenical and Interfaith Relations, Liturgical Life

Some Notes on the Byzantine Practice of (Re)Baptizing Latins

The impending Great and Holy Council has provoked a number of reactions, from joy to hostility, on many of the topics it has promised to address. Among these has been the relationship of the Orthodox Church to other forms of Christianity, which highlights the long-standing problem of the reception of converts who have already received…

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