Tag: Liturgy

The Russian Orthodox Church and Coronavirus<span class='secondary-title'>Rethinking the Question of “Relevance to the System”</span>
Public Life, Religion and Politics

The Russian Orthodox Church and CoronavirusRethinking the Question of “Relevance to the System”

ελληνικά | ру́сский In some respects, the global coronavirus crisis has brought to light ruptures that in normal times were often dismissed as marginal problems of small groups. Unresolved and underestimated social injustices became obvious and were recognized as threatening more than just the existence of the respective groups. A similar effect of the coronavirus…

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Liturgical Literacy
Liturgical Life

Liturgical Literacy

Recently, the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America’s Metropolis of Chicago announced the ten areas of strategic focus they had developed during a three-day retreat. His Eminence Nathanael, Metropolitan of Chicago, said that these areas represent  “who we are and what we stand for as Orthodox Christians[.]” Number nine on the list was “Worship Engagement and…

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Episcopacy and Hierarchy
Ecclesiology, Theology

Episcopacy and Hierarchy

For many years now, the word “hierarch” has become a catch-all when referring to bishops with differing titles (e.g. Archbishop, Metropolitan, Auxiliary Bishop). Many of us have had that moment of discomfort when we address a “hierarch” and get their salutation or title wrong! The reactions can range from neutral indifference to a hurtful scolding….

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“Taking Orthodoxy to America” – Thirty Years Later
Church Life and Pastoral Care, Liturgical Life

“Taking Orthodoxy to America” – Thirty Years Later

Thirty years ago this month, Metropolitan Philip of the Antiochian Archdiocese began the process of bringing into the Orthodox Church seventeen “Evangelical Orthodox” communities from across America. At that time, he declared Orthodoxy to be “America’s best kept secret,” and he urged us as new converts to do something about this. “Take Orthodoxy to America,” he…

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Is it Time to Relinquish Liturgical Greek?
Liturgical Life, Orthodoxy and Modernity

Is it Time to Relinquish Liturgical Greek?

Every religious tradition in the United States is seeing its membership decline.  But according to the most recent Pew Study, few Christian traditions are seeing their members head for the doors as quickly as the Orthodox—only 53% of adults who were raised in the Orthodox Church still identify as Orthodox. Professional statisticians will note that…

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