Tag: Estonia

Estonian Government Suddenly Speaks of Heresy
Religion and Politics

Estonian Government Suddenly Speaks of Heresy Pressure Continues on the Estonian Orthodox Church of the Moscow Patriarchate

In early May, Estonian Interior Minister Lauri Läänemets met with representatives of the Estonian Orthodox Church of the Moscow Patriarchate (EOC-MP) and shortly thereafter gave an interview to the ERR news channel in which he stated that he had given them a way out of the predicament created by the Russian leadership’s war against Ukraine,…

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Lex Orandi, Lex Credendi? Ukraine and the Second Sunday of Pentecost in UOC and OCU Liturgies
Inter-Orthodox Relations, Religion and Politics

Lex Orandi, Lex Credendi? Ukraine and the Second Sunday of Pentecost in UOC and OCU Liturgies

Most people who have written about the tensions between the Ukrainian Orthodox Church (UOC) and the Orthodox Church of Ukraine (OCU) after the Russian invasion tend to focus on one thing: who is commemorated. This is not surprising. Accepting the authority of this bishop, but not that one, is an easy shorthand for where one…

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Toward a New Ecclesiological Paradigm? Consequences of the Ukrainian Autocephaly
Ecclesiology, Inter-Orthodox Relations

Toward a New Ecclesiological Paradigm? Consequences of the Ukrainian Autocephaly

When the Ecumenical Patriarchate granted autocephaly to the newly established “Orthodox Church of Ukraine” (OCU), it intended to create a single local Church which would basically comprise all the Orthodox believers in that country. The name of the new Church as it appears in the tomos, namely “Most Holy Church of Ukraine,” implies that idea,…

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In Ukraine, Is Constantinople Rushing in “Where Angels Fear to Tread”?
Orthodoxy and Modernity, Religion and Politics

In Ukraine, Is Constantinople Rushing in “Where Angels Fear to Tread”?

ру́сский On the eve of national elections in 2019, the President of Ukraine, Petro Poroshenko, has set himself the ambitious task of dismantling the canonical Ukrainian Orthodox Church, an autonomous and self-administered part of the Russian Orthodox Church, and creating a new, single national church out of the many Christian denominations in his country. His…

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Ecumenical and Interfaith Relations

Issues Addressed and Issues Neglected: Official Orthodox-Catholic Relations

On September 21st, at the end of its plenary session in Chieti, Italy, the “Joint International Commission for Theological Dialogue between the Roman Catholic Church and the Orthodox Church” adopted a joint document titled “Synodality and Primacy During the First Millennium: Towards a Common Understanding in Service to the Unity of the Church.“ This might…

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On Ecumenoclasm: What Is Church?
Ecclesiology, Ecumenical and Interfaith Relations

On Ecumenoclasm: What Is Church?

On April 22, 2016, the Holy Synod of the Bulgarian Orthodox Church issued a decision containing its objections to the draft document of the Holy and Great Council of the Orthodox Church on “Relations of the Orthodox Church with the Rest of the Christian World.” The Holy Synod of the Orthodox Church of Greece took a similar…

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