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On the Way to a Unified Orthodox Church in Ukraine<span class='secondary-title'>Challenges and Perspectives</span>
Inter-Orthodox Relations

On the Way to a Unified Orthodox Church in UkraineChallenges and Perspectives

On February 16, the second face-to-face meeting of initiative groups of clergy and laity of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church (UOC) and the Orthodox Church of Ukraine (OCU) was held in Sophia National Sanctuary Complex in Kyiv. Its final appeal we published on Public Orthodox earlier. Now we follow up with the impressions and comments of…

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The Voice of Silence: A Monastic Voice on the Ukrainian Question
Ecclesiology, Inter-Orthodox Relations

The Voice of Silence: A Monastic Voice on the Ukrainian Question

“Evil is erroneous judgment concerning the conceptual images of things.” – Saint Maximus the Confessor (Chapters on Love, 2.17) The decades-long schism in Ukrainian church life has created polarization not only between ecclesiastical jurisdictions, but also in the hearts of the people. Saint Maximus described erroneous judgment concerning the conceptual images of things as evil….

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The Golden Age of Ligonier and Other Myths of Orthodox Unity in America
Orthodoxy and Modernity

The Golden Age of Ligonier and Other Myths of Orthodox Unity in America

As the last General Secretary of SCOBA (the Standing Conference of Canonical Orthodox Bishops in the Americas) and the first Secretary (albeit for less than an hour) of the Assembly of Canonical Orthodox Bishops of North and Central America, I have always marveled at the ‘Golden Age’ syndrome around “Ligonier” of many Orthodox Christians when…

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