Tag: Exodus

The Moscow Patriarchate and the “Struggle for War”
Religion and Conflict

The Moscow Patriarchate and the “Struggle for War”

On March 27, 2024, an extraordinary session of the World Russian People’s Council (WRPC) was held in Moscow. Patriarch Kirill personally presided over the congress. The main event of the Congress was the approval of the Edict (in Russian: Nakaz) of the XXV World Russian People’s Council, “The Present and Future of the Russian World.”…

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Participation in 1821: The Universal Significance of the Greek Revolution
Religion and Politics

Participation in 1821: The Universal Significance of the Greek Revolution

ελληνικά Two hundred years have passed since the beginning of Greek Revolution of 1821, the first successful revolution, after numerous failed attempts throughout five centuries, against the Ottoman conqueror and tyrant. It is an event of universal significance that not only signifies the resuscitation of Hellenism from the lethal bonds imposed by the Fall of…

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Lent as Liberation
Theology

Lent as Liberation

How would you describe Orthodox Christianity in one word?” This question was posed to a panel of scholars at a Theology conference several years ago. A few of the panelists gave their answers—offering responses like “Liturgy,” “Authentic,” “Theosis,” and “Traditional.” Then the final panelist, Metropolitan Kallistos Ware, gave his reply: “Freedom,” he said, “Orthodoxy is…

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It’s That Time of the Year Again: In Tone Four, “The murderers of God, the lawless nation of the Jews…”
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It’s That Time of the Year Again: In Tone Four, “The murderers of God, the lawless nation of the Jews…”

Disturbing Words, Disturbed Emotions The words in the title are from one of the stichera at the Beatitudes chanted on Holy Thursday evening (Triodion, 589). Similar references to “arrogant Israel, people guilty of blood,”  “bloodthirsty people, jealous and vengeful,” and “the perverse and crooked people of the Hebrews” occur in the unabbreviated English translation of…

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It’s That Time of the Year Again: In Tone Four, “The murderers of God, the lawless nation of the Jews…”
Liturgical Life

It’s That Time of the Year Again: In Tone Four, “The murderers of God, the lawless nation of the Jews…”

ελληνικά  |  ру́сский  |  српски Disturbing Words, Disturbed Emotions The words in the title are from one of the stichera at the Beatitudes chanted on Holy Thursday evening (Triodion, 589). Similar references to “arrogant Israel, people guilty of blood,”  “bloodthirsty people, jealous and vengeful,” and “the perverse and crooked people of the Hebrews” occur in the unabbreviated…

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