Over 100 attended to hear Father Josiah Trenham present the Cross and the Crescent, a thought provoking discussion that reviewed the history of Orthodoxy and Islam and it's impact on today's society. The single most significant historical event in the history of Orthodox Christianity is the rise of Islam. Nothing compares to its impact on the life of the Church in the world- not the Crusades, not the Great Schism, not the Bolshevik Revolution. This lecture compared Christian and Muslim views of mission and the world, and described how Orthodox Christianity has related to Islam over our more than 14 centuries of mutual life. Go to www.ancientfaith.com in two weeks to listen to this lecture.
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OCP Publications, the publications division of Orthodoxy Cognate PAGE is getting ready for one of our biggest Pan-Orthodox Christian book release said Varghese John (Director- Dept. of Publications).The book is written by George Alexander ( Secretary of Orthodoxy Cognate PAGE) and will feature personal reflections on global Pan-Orthodox Christian Unity. The entire work focuses on the need for establishing sacramental communion between Eastern and Oriental Orthodox families of Churches. The author calls for creating a common platform for Orthodox Churches and to establish dialogues between Easter, Oriental, Old Believes, Old Calendar, Non-canonical, Unrecognized and New Generation Orthodox Churches. This will be the third book from the house of OCP.
Tourists Flock to Pre-Opening of Archaeological Park of Early Christian Buildings from Roman City Parthicopolis in Bulgaria's Sandanski20. October 2015 - 8:09
A large number of tourists have visited the soon-to-be-opened Archaeological Park of newly restored Early Christian buildings from the Roman city Parthicopolis in the southwestern Bulgarian town of Sandanski during its Pre-Opening events on October 16-18, 2015.
Christ the Saviour Cathedral (Храм Христа Спасителя) is the mother cathedra or see of the Russian Orthodox Patriarchate, whose current primate is His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and all Russia. The cathedral is located on the north bank of the Moskva River to the immediate southwest of the capital’s Kremlin fortress, where, inside the Dormition Cathedral (Uspenskiy Sobor) all Russian tsars and tsarinas have been crowned and anointed. Christ the Saviour is the tallest Orthodox cathedral in the world, standing at 103 metres (338 feet) above the pavement. The main sanctuary (temple) can fit over 10,000 standing worshipers.
October 5 marks the anniversary of the repose of the renowned Romanian theologian Fr. Dumitru Staniloae. His many works include commentaries on the Church Father, a Romanian translation of the Philokalia, and his 1978 masterpiece The Orthodox Dogmatic Theology. Fr. Dumitru endured several years of imprisonment for his faith at the hands of Communists, after which he began to work for the Romanian Holy Synod and often traveled to international conferences to share his theological vision. He reposed in 1993 at the age of ninety.
Below we offer his work on "The Cross as a Means of Sanctification and Transformation of the World" in honor of his memory:
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Through the Cross, Christ sanctified His body—the link with the world. He rejected the temptations sent to Him by the world, that is to taste the pleasures, to satisfy His needs unrestrained or to avoid pain and death. If we, in the same way, ward off the temptations of sin and patiently suffer the pain of death, sanctity can spread from His body to all bodies and throughout the world.
The Thessaloniki Museum of Photography (TMP), in collaboration with the Mount Athos Center, present “Mount Athos: lingering between image and photographic gaze” exhibition, as part of the “Words and Images” cycle of the museum.