Tag: Dialogue

On the Way to a Unified Orthodox Church in Ukraine<span class='secondary-title'>Challenges and Perspectives</span>
Inter-Orthodox Relations

On the Way to a Unified Orthodox Church in UkraineChallenges and Perspectives

On February 16, the second face-to-face meeting of initiative groups of clergy and laity of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church (UOC) and the Orthodox Church of Ukraine (OCU) was held in Sophia National Sanctuary Complex in Kyiv. Its final appeal we published on Public Orthodox earlier. Now we follow up with the impressions and comments of…

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“The Master’s Hospitality”: Jesus and Dialogue
Theology

“The Master’s Hospitality”: Jesus and Dialogue

Come, O faithful, let us enjoy the Master’s hospitality:the banquet of immortality.In the upper chamber with uplifted minds,Let us receive the exalted words of the Word, whom we magnify.(Holy Thursday, Canon Ode 9) In January 2022, I was invited to give the annual Father Georges Florovsky Lecture for the Orthodox Theological Society in America and…

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Christians in the Middle East: Towards Renewed Theological, Social, and Political Choices
Documents, Ecumenical and Interfaith Relations, Public Life

Christians in the Middle East: Towards Renewed Theological, Social, and Political Choices

by Jennifer Griggs | български | ქართული | ελληνικά | Română | Русский | Српски We Choose Abundant Life is a document issued by Christian intellectuals and theologians who met together in Beirut on September 29, 2021 to launch their vision for Christians in the Middle East. A stark choice for these Christians is presented…

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The Divided House of Middle Eastern Christians
Church History, Public Life

The Divided House of Middle Eastern Christians

The current situation is bleak for Christians in the Middle East, largely split between the Oriental and Byzantine rites.  They are hemmed in by dictatorships, sidelined by political Islam and exploited by militia groups while their pleas for aid are generally disregarded by Western powers. Yet despite their dwindling numbers and waning influence, petty squabbles…

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Christians of Holy Land and the Jewish State
Ecumenical and Interfaith Relations, Public Life

Christians of Holy Land and the Jewish State

Amid the growth of Islamist persecution in the last few years, a variety of think tanks and politicians have sought to bring the plight of Christians in the Middle East to the forefront of American politics. Amid such fervor, Israeli leaders have also claimed their role in the defense of Christians. Prime Minister Netanyahu recently…

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Holy and Great Council

The Paradox of Unanimity: The Holy and Great Council

We are on the eve of the Holy and Great Council, a topic that has weighed heavily in discussions on this blog in recent months.  One major issue that has continually come up for discussion is the fact that the decisions of the Council are to be made by unanimous consent. In effect each Primate…

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