Tag: Holy Cross

Rebuild Ukraine: The Long March to Becoming Fully Human
Christian Practice, Religion and Conflict

Rebuild Ukraine: The Long March to Becoming Fully Human

The quiet cadence of prayer and fasting as Lent began was shattered with the invasion of Ukraine. Forgiveness Vespers was ridden with sorrow and disbelief. There was no escaping the sadness and helplessness as we prayed. As I quietly mouthed the words to “Open to Me the Gates of Repentance,” the full meaning of the…

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It’s Time to Merge St. Vladimir’s and Holy Cross
Education and Academia, Orthodoxy and Modernity

It’s Time to Merge St. Vladimir’s and Holy Cross

It has always been the case that forces beyond the control of the Church have prompted changes in the practice of theological education. For example, Ottoman repression led many Greek Christians to seek education abroad. Tsar Peter I imposed Western-styled seminaries upon the Russian Church. And the Bolshevik Revolution crippled religious education throughout Russia and…

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The Revival of the Order of Deaconess by the Patriarchate of Alexandria
Women in the Church

The Revival of the Order of Deaconess by the Patriarchate of Alexandria

The Center of Ecumenical, Missiological and Environmental Studies “Metropolitan Panteleimon Papageorgiou” (CEMES) has recently published the Proceedings of its international conference on “Deaconesses, the Ordination of Women and Orthodox Theology”, both its English version and the Greek version. The book is dedicated to the Patriarch of Alexandria, for his decision to revive the order of Deaconesses,…

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Women and the Creed: “For Us Humans and for Our Salvation”
Liturgical Life, Women in the Church

Women and the Creed: “For Us Humans and for Our Salvation”

For a little more than a decade, a new translation of the Nicene-Constantinopolitan Creed recited in the Divine Liturgy has been implemented in the parishes of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America (GOA). The desire to use a uniform translation of the Creed is commendable and long overdue. The new GOA translation of the Creed…

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