Tag: Orthodox Church

Putin with Pope

Pope, Putin And Ukraine In Crisis

Papacy is back in global politics — that is, assuming it ever left. The gesture by Pope Francis to visit the Russian Embassy in Rome on Friday undoubtedly makes a notable event, for a variety of reasons. Pope Francis has an enduring reputation as a ‘pinkish pope’ credited with progressive […]

Pope and Thaci

Vatican And Albanians In Kosovo

The Albanian Roman Catholic mass was Served in Serbian ancient town Novo Brdo, in Serbian Orthodox Church of Saint Nikola. All was done secretly, as is usually done by those who are self-aware of the guilt, Albanian Roman Catholic bishops held a mass at the remains of the ancient Serbian Orthodox Church.

Council of Nicea

Learning from the Council of Nicea

Nicea is commemorated every year right after Pascha. But it is too important to be commemorated only then. In a sense we commemorate Nicea every time we say the Creed—i.e. at least every Sunday. For the Creed is not simply one item in the Liturgy, one piece of furniture within the ecclesiastical house. It constitutes the very walls of that house.

Carl Briullov The Last Day of Pompeii (1834)

The Sins of a Nation

Nations (and individuals) who ignore their wounds and griefs do not leave them behind – they bring them forward and repeat their battles endlessly. Subsequent generations who never knew the first cause, become the unwitting bearers of the latent violence and destruction that they have inherited.

The icon of Christmas, embroidered by the sisters of Alexander Nevsky Novotikhvin monastery in Ekaterinburg

Women’s Gifts

If the church were to produce a new canon which read, “If anyone teaches that a woman may be ordained to the sacramental and holy priesthood just as men can, let him be anathema!” would these Orthodox feminists sign on and agree with the canonical sentiment?