Tag: Patriarchate of Alexandria

Schism as a Stance of Nonexistence<span class='secondary-title'>The Moscow Patriarchate and New Lines in Orthodoxy</span>
Inter-Orthodox Relations, Orthodoxy and Modernity

Schism as a Stance of NonexistenceThe Moscow Patriarchate and New Lines in Orthodoxy

by Heta Hurskainen | български | ქართული | ελληνικά | Română | Русский | Српски With its autonomous church in Ukraine, the Moscow Patriarchate could not accept the Patriarchate of Constantinople’s actions to grant autocephaly to the Orthodox Church in Ukraine (OCU) in 2018–2019. The Moscow Patriarchate severed its relationships with Constantinople and other primates…

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Russia’s “Scramble for Africa” and Its Church<span class='secondary-title'>The Geopolitical Perspective</span>
Inter-Orthodox Relations, Orthodoxy and Modernity, Religion and Politics

Russia’s “Scramble for Africa” and Its ChurchThe Geopolitical Perspective

by Cyril Hovorun | български | ქართული | ελληνικά | Română | Русский | Српски On December 29, 2021, the Holy Synod of the Moscow Patriarchate decided to establish a Russian exarchate for the entire African continent. The exarchate is to consist of two dioceses: one for northern and one for southern Africa. The title…

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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 Deacons in Africa; Not in America
Women in the Church

Women Deacons in Africa; Not in America

History was made on February 17, 2017 when five women were consecrated deaconesses in the Orthodox Church. For many of us, this is a welcome but shocking development. Speaking for myself, I expected the reintroduction of a female diaconate to occur in Greece, or elsewhere in Europe, or, even more likely, the United States; say,…

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