Tag: Priesthood

Priestly Ministry in the Person of the Theotokos and the Church
Liturgical Life, Women in the Church

Priestly Ministry in the Person of the Theotokos and the Church

ελληνικά Facebook celebrity Hyperdox Herman has offered ten satirical reasons for banning men from the priesthood, including: “The physical features of the structure of the male body indicate that the man was created for hard work, and not for serving in the temple, which does not require great physical strength.” “Men are too prone to…

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Our Neoliberal Orthodoxy
Orthodoxy and Modernity

Our Neoliberal Orthodoxy

This essay is about the institutional church, and about the way it operates in the countries where Orthodoxy has been the dominant and traditional faith (so called “Orthodox countries,” which, although effective, is essentially an oxymoronic phrase). The basic thesis here is that the leadership of the Orthodox church (that is to say many, although…

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A Renewed Diaconate Completes the Church
Ecclesiology

A Renewed Diaconate Completes the Church

In recent centuries, the diaconate has only enjoyed a symbolical or transitional role in the church. Parish clergy are ordained to the priesthood after serving only briefly as deacons. It is as if they are expected to “move on!” or “move up!” The diaconate has been reduced to little more than a preparation or stepping-stone…

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