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  • Holiness at a Time when Uncleanness is Made Legal

    11/05/2022 7:23:57 PM PDT · by lightman · 17 replies
    Orthodoxy in Dialogue ^ | 5 November A.D. 2022 | Metropolitan Antonios (El Souri)
    “For just as you presented your members as slaves of uncleanness, and of lawlessness leading to more lawlessness, so now present your members as slaves of righteousness for holiness.” (Romans 6:19) In the 20th century, between the end of the 60s and beginning of the 70s movements of sexual liberation began and the idea of a “sexual revolution” started to spread. During the 60s broad changes started to occur in Western societies, particularly society’s attitude toward sex, which aimed to “liberate” sex from predominant religious, social and ethical constraints, leading to new legislation about the sexual behavior of an individual...
  • 600 Levites Rehearse for Third Temple Service

    10/14/2022 5:31:48 PM PDT · by Roman_War_Criminal · 33 replies
    Israel 365 News ^ | 10/14/22 | Adam Eliyahu Berkowitz
    On Thursday night, 600 Jewish men from the tribe of Levi held a rehearsal on the steps leading up to the Temple Mount to prepare to play their role in providing the musical accompaniment for the Third Temple service. Israel365 News correspondent Joshua Wander spoke with Yitzchak Weiss, who arranged the music and is one of the organizers of the event or, in his own words, “the father of this idea.” “The idea is to bring back the singing of the Levites and to renew it,” Weis said.
  • Muslim Man Butchers Coptic Christian with a Meat Cleaver

    06/13/2022 4:19:39 PM PDT · by Jyotishi · 15 replies ^ | June 10, 2022 | Raymond Ibrahim
    Another day has passed, and another Muslim man has murdered another Coptic Christian in Egypt. On Sunday, June 5, 2022—the same day Muslims attacked a packed church in Nigeria, massacring more than 50 Christians—Abdullah Hosni, a Muslim man with a long history of harassing Christians, randomly attacked a Copt, Kirollos (Cyril) Megali, with a meat cleaver in a village in Sohag, Upper Egypt. Kirollos, who was rushed to a hospital “drenched in blood and with multiple stab wounds,” spent three days in an intensive care unit before succumbing to his injuries, including hack wounds to his skull. Kirollos after being...
  • US and Europe Abandoned Christianity Over Past 3 Centuries - The Root Cause of Conflict with Christian Russia - Head of Russian Church

    05/24/2022 7:51:28 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 33 replies
    Speaking at the Russian Senate on May 17, 2022, His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia focused on some of the most sensitive issues, including the nature of Russia’s dialogue with the West: Back in the 18th century, Russia opened up to the West, which became a source of knowledge for us, an example for the transformation of society. Thousands of foreigners came to our country, and for many of them Russia became a second home.At that time, cultural communication was built largely on shared Christian values. However, in modern times in the West, ideas which I believe...
  • Stalin’s patriarchate

    05/24/2022 2:59:33 AM PDT · by tlozo · 6 replies
    Eureka Street ^ | May 23, 2022 | Stephen Minas
    ‘We removed him from the mausoleum’, wrote the Soviet poet Yevgeny Yevtushenko. ‘But how do we remove Stalin from Stalin’s heirs?’ The poem was published in 1962 but it’s still a good question. Today one of Stalin’s heirs commands a barbaric war against Ukraine with the enthusiastic cheerleading of another such heir — the leader of the Moscow Patriarchate reestablished by Stalin. Stalin allowed a patriarch of Moscow to be elected in 1943 after a long vacancy to bolster morale against Nazi Germany. In the Cambridge History of Christianity, the late Michael Bourdeaux and Alexandru Popescu wrote that this restored...
  • The dangerous self delusion of being a good person

    05/03/2022 8:09:14 PM PDT · by ValleyofHope · 7 replies
    Nice short lecture and Father Spyridon is very well thought of in Orthodox circles
  • Over 60% of Russians Identify Themselves as Orthodox, 23% Say They Are Atheists

    04/20/2022 7:19:41 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 3 replies
    Interfax ^ | 4/20/22
    Moscow, April 20, Interfax - Nearly two-thirds of Russians, or 63%, identify themselves as Orthodox, the share reaches 70% in the group older than 60 and 51% in the group aged from 18 to 30, the Russian Public Opinion Foundation said in a statement published on its website. According to the pollster, 8% of Russian residents are Muslim, including 10% in the group aged from 31 to 45. The total number of Catholics, Protestants and Uniates amounts to 2%, and the same percentage of respondents follows other religions, it said. Twenty-three percent of respondents identified themselves as atheists, including 34%...
  • Putin's grip on power under threat as Russian Orthodox churches vow to revolt over war

    04/20/2022 4:48:10 AM PDT · by GonzoII · 3 replies
    Express ^ | UPDATED: 15:26, Sat, Apr 16, 2022 | OLI SMITH
    VLADIMIR PUTIN'S grip on power is under pressure after a huge number of Russian Orthodox churches - one of his strongest bases of support - have turned on the Kremlin and the ongoing war in Ukraine. A growing conflict inside the Russian Orthodox Church over the war in Ukraine could plunge Vladimir Putin into crisis. President Putin counts the Russian Orthodox faith as one of his country's greatest soft powers and has developed a strong personal alliance with the head of the Church, Patriarch Kirill. At the start of the war, Patriarch Kirill even blessed the invasion, turning a...
  • Netherlands congregation leaves Russian Orthodox Church over Ukraine war

    03/17/2022 12:58:23 AM PDT · by chajin · 48 replies
    Christian Today ^ | March 15, 2022 | Michael Gryboski
    (CP) A congregation in the Netherlands is seeking to leave the Russian Orthodox Church in opposition to Patriarch Kirill of Moscow's support for the invasion of Ukraine, filing a request for "canonical dismissal" The Russian Orthodox Parish of Saint Nicholas of Myra in Amsterdam posted an announcement on its Facebook page last Saturday stating that "the clergy unanimously announced that it is no longer possible for them to function within the Moscow Patriarchate and provide a spiritually safe environment for our faithful." The announcement was "extremely painful and difficult for all concerned" and came in response to what the parish...
  • Who is Vladimir Putin? Is there any way to understand how a man who embraced "Christianity" could engage in such a murderous, destructive, and bloody campaign?

    03/15/2022 11:58:44 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 86 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 03/15/2022 | Dr. Michael Brown
    When it comes to our president or many other prominent world leaders, we have a pretty good idea of who they are and what makes them tick. But do we really know who Vladimir Putin is? Do we know what drives and motivates him? More specifically, do we know for sure why he has invaded Ukraine?We have been told that he wants to restore the glory of the former Soviet Union. This will be his legacy.We have been told that he is simply threatened by the expansion of NATO, dreading the possibility of nuclear weapons stationed next to the Russian...

    02/27/2022 1:48:17 PM PST · by Hostage · 20 replies
    Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Rus is not calling for peace in Ukraine, and the fact that some in the Western media seem to think he has done so is evidence of how much the West has to learn about Orthodox Christianity, church-state relations in Russia, and Kirill himself. The first time the leader of the Russian Orthodox Church spoke after Russian troops entered Ukraine (but before fighting had officially begun) was during the commemoration for Defender of the Fatherland Day (known, before 1993, as Red Army Day) when Kirill offered a long, nationalist sermon in which he described...
  • Three Montreal Jewish schools shut down by Quebec government

    01/11/2022 4:57:48 PM PST · by Nextrush · 6 replies ^ | 1/11/2022 | Israel National News
    The government of Quebec has ordered three Orthodox schools in Montreal, Canada to close for not following COVID measures. The government of Quebec has ordered three Orthodox schools in Montreal, Canada to close after they did not follow COVID measures, CTV News reported. The Quebec Ministry of Education sent formal notices to the three Jewish schools that were holding classes against a provincial order to close in-school learning...
  • A Byzantine Master in the New World – An Interview with Iconographer Dionysios Bouloubassis

    01/12/2022 7:09:50 PM PST · by marshmallow · 10 replies
    Orthodox Arts Journal ^ | 1/7/22 | Thomaida Hudanish
    Dionysios Boloubassis developed a reputation as a talented iconographer in Greece before he immigrated to the United States in 2013. Over the past ten years he built up a new portfolio of work in America, which together with his churches in Greece, demonstrates his experience and skill in carrying on the iconographic tradition. Christ, Pantocrator, by the hand of Dionysios BouloubassisORTHODOX ARTS JOURNAL: Let’s start by learning about where you are from. DIONYSIOS BOULOUBASSIS: My parents are from Greece, but they immigrated to the US and I was born in Maryland. When I was still young, however, my mother and...
  • Orthodox Christian Christmas: Russia, Ukraine, Serbia among countries celebrating on January 7

    01/07/2022 8:54:49 AM PST · by CondoleezzaProtege · 21 replies
    Greek City Times ^ | Jan 7, 2022
    In some Eastern European and Middle Eastern countries, Christmas is officially celebrated on January 7. That is because numerous Orthodox Christian churches follow the Julian calendar for religious celebrations. The Julian calendar runs 13 days behind the Gregorian calendar, the standard international calendar in use today. The Julian calendar took effect under the reign of Julius Caesar in 45BC. In 1582, Pope Gregory XIII created a new calendar to correct the discrepancy between calendar time and calculated astronomical time. It became known as the Gregorian calendar. But to begin with, only Catholic countries adopted the changes and Orthodox Christian countries...
  • Moscow Patriarchate Signs Death Certificate for Conciliar Ecumenism

    12/28/2021 3:08:29 PM PST · by ebb tide · 3 replies
    FSSPX News ^ | December 28, 2021 | FSSPX
    Moscow Patriarchate Signs Death Certificate for Conciliar Ecumenism The number two of the Russian Orthodox Church reacted, on December 12, 2021, on the Rossiya-24 channel, to the remarks made, on December 6, by Pope Francis on the plane back from Greece to Rome.The Sovereign Pontiff then declared: “I am ready to go to Moscow… My meeting with Patriarch Kirill is on the horizon.”Without confirming or denying the prospect of a meeting at the highest level between the Successor of Peter and the head of the Russian Church - which would be the second in the current pontificate - Metropolitan...
  • They (Russia) are moving towards God.

    12/06/2021 10:27:40 PM PST · by crz · 15 replies
    youtube ^ | 12.06.21 | crz
    The Patriarch of Russia speaks about the dangers of modern "gadgets" and the results of them.
  • Pope Francis apologizes for mistakes of Catholics in meeting with Greek Orthodox leaders in Athens, Greece

    12/05/2021 6:43:37 PM PST · by ebb tide · 10 replies
    Catholic News Agency ^ | December 4, 2021 | Hannah Brockhaus
    Pope Francis apologizes for mistakes of Catholics in meeting with Greek Orthodox leaders in Athens, GreeceAthens, Greece, Dec 4, 2021 / 09:00 amPope Francis apologized for the ways Catholics have contributed to division with Orthodox Christians during a meeting with Greek Orthodox leaders in Athens on Saturday.“Shamefully, patriarch, — I acknowledge this for the Catholic Church — actions and decisions that had little or nothing to do with Jesus and the Gospel, but were instead marked by a thirst for advantage and power, gravely weakened our communion,” the pope said on Dec. 4.“In this way, we let fruitfulness be compromised...
  • Prohibition on Sexual Deviancy in Film Proposed in Russia

    11/15/2021 7:16:26 PM PST · by marshmallow · 16 replies
    Pravoslavie ^ | 11/12/21
    The Russian Federal Service for Supervision of Communications, Information Technology and Mass Media has proposed a ban on depicting “non-traditional sexual relationships and sexual deviations in film.” Sexual deviations include pedophilia, exhibitionism, and sadism and masochism, sexologist and psychiatrist Irina Airiyants told Vedomosti. Films with homosexual scenes are already being edited for Russian theaters, such as the recent film about Elton John, Rocket Man. Current legislation does allow the display of such deviancy (except pedophilia), with such films marked 18+. One of the proposals also includes a ban on the distribution of materials promoting non-traditional sexual relations and sexual...
  • The Whole Law, Standing on One Foot – A Homily for the 31st Sunday of the Year

    11/02/2021 4:48:30 AM PDT · by Cronos · 3 replies ^ | 31 October 2021 | Msgr Pope
    Pharisees Question Jesus, by J. Tissot (1886-94) Hillel the Elder, sometimes referred to as Rabbi Hillel, was a Jewish religious leader who lived shortly before Jesus’ time. There is a famous story told of him in which he was challenged by a potential convert to teach him the entire Torah while “standing on one foot.” In other words, can you distill the essence and present it succinctly?That same theme may be behind the question that is raised today by the scholar of law, who asks, “Which is the first of all the commandments?”In answering while “standing on foot,” Jesus recites...
  • Opening Address Assembly of Canonical Orthodox Bishops of the USA

    10/04/2021 4:39:35 PM PDT · by lightman · 2 replies
    Orthodox Observor News ^ | 4 October A.D. 2021 | His Eminence Archbishop Elpidophoros of America
    His Eminence Archbishop Elpidophoros of America Opening Address Assembly of Canonical Orthodox Bishops of the USA October 4, 2021 The Bethesdan Hotel Bethesda, Maryland My Beloved Brothers and Concelebrants in the Holy Spirit, I greet each and every one of you in the beauty and glory of our Holy Orthodox Christian Faith. I feel so very blessed that we are able to gather in person this year, even though we yet face many challenges from this unrelenting pandemic. This is, therefore, a continuation of our Tenth Anniversary celebration, which had to be in a virtual setting last year. We are...