Tag: Bishop Demetri

Political Polarization and Christian Unity
Public Life, Religion and Politics

Political Polarization and Christian Unity

When politics is as toxic as it’s become today in North America, Church unity would seem more than ever to require quarantining the life of faith from current political and social questions. Broader society’s most polarizing issues do get taken up eagerly, it’s true, in Christian congregations (of whatever tradition) that lean hard ideologically either…

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New Testament Codex 1424 Returned to the Care of the Ecumenical Patriarchate
Church History, Ecumenical and Interfaith Relations

New Testament Codex 1424 Returned to the Care of the Ecumenical Patriarchate

Tuesday, November 15th, 2016 was a momentous occasion for inter-Christian relations and for the history of the New Testament (NT). An important 9th century AD Greek NT codex that had been stolen in 1917 from the Monastery of Panagia Eikosiphoinissa near Drama, Greece was officially returned to the custody of the Ecumenical Patriarchate of Constantinople…

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Church Life and Pastoral Care, Orthodoxy and Modernity, Women in the Church

Taking Women Seriously

On the sixth of October 2016, His Eminence Metropolitan Joseph of the Antiochian Archdiocese of North America sent a letter to the clergy of his former diocese of the West, informing them that a man convicted of sexual assault would be their new interim bishop. Over a decade ago, Bishop Demetri (Khoury) of Toledo was…

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