Tag: St. John Chrysostom

Eastern Orthodox Clergy: An At-Risk Population
Church Life and Pastoral Care

Eastern Orthodox Clergy: An At-Risk Population

ქართული | Ελληνικά | Русский | Српски “I know how weak and puny my soul is. I know the magnitude of this ministry and the great difficulty of the work. More stormy billows vex the soul of the priest than the gales that trouble the sea.”  (St. John Chrysostom, On the Priesthood) At the end of the…

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Should Orthodox Christians Care about the Climate?
Environmental Ethics

Should Orthodox Christians Care about the Climate?

While the Orthodox Church has gained a reputation internationally as a “green” church, largely due to the environmental initiatives of Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew, the reality is much more complicated on the ground. The science behind the human causes of climate change and its catastrophic consequences is settled, but the issue unfortunately remains a sharply divisive…

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Orthodoxy and Modernity, Religion and Politics

What Orthodox Christianity Can Bring to American Christian Politics

Politics may make for strange bedfellows but the political alliances forged by many American Christians are worse than strange—they are ironic and self-contradictory. On the left, partisans draw on Christian teaching to pursue social justice, racial and gender equality, and responsibility for the environment. But in order to have a voice within the political left,…

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