Tag: Serbian Orthodox Church

Checkmate: Serbian Orthodox Diplomacy in the Shades of the Ukrainian War
Inter-Orthodox Relations

Checkmate: Serbian Orthodox Diplomacy in the Shades of the Ukrainian War

by Emil Saggau | български | ქართული | ελληνικά | Română | Русский | Српски This spring, the Serbian Orthodox Church (SOC) sealed significant and important deals, which has solidified and strengthened the SOC’s position. The first “deal” in May turned the Macedonian Orthodox Church (MOC), formally the Ohrid Archbishopric, into a canonical church, which…

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Is There Still a Consensus in the Orthodox Church?
Global Orthodoxy, Inter-Orthodox Relations

Is There Still a Consensus in the Orthodox Church?

Image: Wikimedia Commons After the communications breakdown between the Russian Orthodox Church (ROC) and the Ecumenical Patriarchate (EP) over the status of the Orthodox Church in Ukraine, the issue of consensus in the Orthodox Church was of utmost importance. Moscow and Constantinople were questioned on whether they share the same ecclesiology, but the issue of…

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Patriarch with Two Homelands
Church Life and Pastoral Care, Ecumenical and Interfaith Relations, Orthodoxy and Modernity

Patriarch with Two Homelands

by Slavica Jakelić | български | ქართული | Ελληνικά | Română | Русский | Српски On February 18th, the Serbian Orthodox Church elected its new patriarch—59-year old Porfirije Perić. The new Archbishop of Peć, Metropolitan of Belgrade and Karlovac and Patriarch of Serbia, is a theologian who served for a year as the bishop of…

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Freedom of Speech in the Church<span class='secondary-title'>The Serbian Test Case</span>
Religion and the Academy

Freedom of Speech in the ChurchThe Serbian Test Case

by Milan Vukomanović | български | Ελληνικά | Română | Русский | Српски When, in March 2020, Serbian Patriarch Irinej officially sanctioned Dr. Vukašin Milićević, a priest and assistant professor of the Faculty of Orthodox Theology (FOT) at the University of Belgrade, it became clear that the recent interference of higher clergy of the Serbian…

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Behind Montenegro’s 2019 Law on Religious Freedom and Institutions
Orthodoxy and Modernity, Religion and Politics

Behind Montenegro’s 2019 Law on Religious Freedom and Institutions

by Ilijana Todorovic | ελληνικά | српски [This article assesses Montenegro’s controversial religion legislation approved by parliament in December, 2019.] The main subject of the Montenegrin law is ownership of religious property. Although every single article of the law has legal deficiencies, the most significant problems are presented in Articles 62 and 63. These two articles…

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The Problem with the Kosovo “Solution”
Orthodoxy and Modernity, Religion and Politics

The Problem with the Kosovo “Solution”

by Fr. Sava Janjic  |  српски For most Christians residing in the West, the Kosovo “question” has long been forgotten. But for Serbs and other non-majority communities who live in Kosovo, the march of the international community toward ethnic zones in an independent Kosovo presents a genuine risk to our sacred shrines and our lives. The…

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