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Synodality and Primacy during the First Millennium

Filed in Ecumenical Patriarchate by on September 28, 2016 • views: 86
Synodality and Primacy during the First Millennium

The 14th Plenary Session of the Joint Commission for Theological Dialogue between the Orthodox Church and the Roman Catholic Church completed its work in Chieti, Italy, on September 21, 2016.

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September 1st, 2016: Patriarchal Encyclical for the Protection of Environment (Chinese)

Filed in Patriarch Messages by on September 1, 2016 • views: 139
September 1st, 2016: Patriarchal Encyclical for the Protection of Environment (Chinese)

正教這個神聖中心,保留了我們獨特的傳統,並保存了我們文化遺產和價值的豐富內涵

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September 1st, 2016: Patriarchal Encyclical for the Protection of Environment

Filed in Patriarch Messages by on September 1, 2016 • views: 558
September 1st, 2016: Patriarchal Encyclical for the Protection of Environment

We need to have constant vigilance, information and education in order to understand clearly the relationship between today’s ecological crisis and our human passions of greed, materialism, self-centeredness, and rapacity, which result in and lead to the current crisis that we face.

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Buddhism and Eastern Asceticism compared to Orthodox Christian Asceticism

Filed in Spirituality by on August 25, 2016 • views: 238
Buddhism and Eastern Asceticism compared to Orthodox Christian Asceticism

Eastern asceticism aims at divesting the mind of all that is relative and transitory, so that man may identify with the impersonal Absolute.

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What is Orthodox Spirituality?

Filed in Spirituality by on August 25, 2016 • views: 83
What is Orthodox Spirituality?

The term spirituality is used very loosely in our culture. But Orthodox spirituality has a very specific meaning.

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What is Orthodox Asceticism?

Filed in Spirituality by on August 25, 2016 • views: 82
What is Orthodox Asceticism?

Asceticism is a key part of Orthodox Spirituality. It is not a negative activity but a most positive one.

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What is the Orthodox Meaning of Theosis or Union with God?

Filed in Spirituality by on August 25, 2016 • views: 82
What is the Orthodox Meaning of Theosis or Union with God?

Saint Theophan the Recluse says, that the aim of an Orthodox Christian is “a living unity with God.” This referred to as “theosis.”

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The Ecclesiology of the Holy and Great Synod

Filed in Articles by on July 20, 2016 • views: 174
The Ecclesiology of the Holy and Great Synod

Before and after the convergence of the Holy and Great Synod there were expressed many different complaints and objections regarding whether the text “Relations of the Orthodox Church with the Rest of the Christian World” corresponds with the ecclesiology of the Orthodox Church. On this question I would like to offer some initial theological thoughts, […]

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Holy Martyr Aimilianos: free man and servant

Filed in Saints by on July 18, 2016 • views: 150
Holy Martyr Aimilianos: free man and servant

He made the sign of the cross and, having commended his soul to God, departed this life in peace, and was received into the choir of those bold athletes of devotion to the Lord.

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Metropolitan Nektarios delivers speech on Holy Eucharist at the second Ecumenical Seminar in Hong Kong

Filed in News by on June 26, 2016 • views: 510
Metropolitan Nektarios delivers speech on Holy Eucharist at the second Ecumenical Seminar in Hong Kong

Metropolitan Nektarios of Hong Kong and South East Asia delivers speech on Holy Eucharist at the second Ecumenical Seminar in Hong Kong.

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Encyclical of the Holy and Great Council of the Orthodox Church

Filed in News by on June 26, 2016 • views: 164
Encyclical of the Holy and Great Council of the Orthodox Church

The Historical Encyclical of the Holy and Great Council of the Orthodox Church.

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Opening Address by Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew at the Inaugural Session of the Holy and Great Council

Filed in Ecumenical Patriarchate by on June 24, 2016 • views: 196
Opening Address by Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew at the Inaugural Session of the Holy and Great Council

Opening Address by Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew at the Inaugural Session of the Holy and Great Council.

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