Tag: Conciliarity

The Tower of Babel and Sobornost<span class='secondary-title'>Unity in Multiplicity</span>
Religion and Politics, Theology

The Tower of Babel and SobornostUnity in Multiplicity

In an interview reported by The Russian Orthodox Church Department for External Church Relations, Rossiya TV asked Patriarch Kirill about his visit to Latin America in February 2016. At the time, Kirill commented about his impression of South America and his hopes for that country. As a comparative lesson, he reflected on the experience of…

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Russian Orthodox Clergy Support Justice and Respect for the Law
Public Life, Religion and Politics

Russian Orthodox Clergy Support Justice and Respect for the Law

The reform of the judicial system, which practically never acquits and is fully subordinate to law enforcement agencies, has long been discussed in Russia. However, only civil activists are involved in the debates. The government keeps evading any participation in the discussion, and the courts continue arbitrarily to pass unreasonably strict verdicts for both civil…

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The IOTA Moment
Global Orthodoxy, Inter-Orthodox Relations

The IOTA Moment

  Just when we all thought that global Orthodoxy was in a state of deep crisis, God had a surprise for us. Indeed, when four member churches of the Orthodox global family rejected the invitation of Patriarch Bartholomew to attend the Holy and Great Council of Crete, which had been in preparation for several decades,…

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The Crisis of Orthodox Multilateralism
Global Orthodoxy

The Crisis of Orthodox Multilateralism

The contemporary Pan-Orthodox conciliar process appeared in parallel to the creation in 1920 of the first global, political and multilateral institution, the League of Nations, which later became the United Nations after the Second World War. This correlation is even more apparent when we look at the well-known Encyclical of the Ecumenical Patriarchate issued in…

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