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The Star of Bethlehem

In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit!

In today’s Gospel readings of the Royal Hours and the Liturgy we have heard the story of the Birth of the Messiah from the mouths of different Evangelists.

To confirm the fact that all that happened 2,000 years ago is true, the Apostles not only refer to the words of the witnesses but also to geographical and even astronomical evidence.

Sexual Paradigms in the Orthodox Church

The author of this definitive article addressing the matter of homosexuality in the light of Orthodox theology is Bradley Nassif, a professor of biblical and theological studies at North Park University, Chicago. He holds a PhD in patristics from Fordham University (directed by the late Father John Meyendorff), an MDiv from St. Vladimir’s Orthodox Seminary, MAs in New Testament from Denver Seminary and European History from Wichita State University, and a BA in Religion and Philosophy from Friends University. His most recent book is a co-edited volume, The Philokalia: A Classic Text of Orthodox Spirituality (Oxford University Press).

With the author’s permission we are reproducing Dr. Nassif’s article, which first appeared in The Wheel, on OrthoChristian.com, to make it more available.

G. K. Chesterton once said that one should never tear down a fence unless he knows why it was put there in the first place. In this article, I will attempt to explain some of the foundational reasons why the Church has put a fence around its beliefs regarding the nature and purpose of human sexuality. Those beliefs are summarized in a “Statement on Marriage and Sexuality” by the Assembly of Canonical Orthodox Bishops of the United States:

The Sunday of the Holy Forefathers

In the Name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit.

'Many are called but few are chosen'. So says Christ in today's Gospel. If we think of the knowledge of God conserved among different peoples in the world before Christ, these words have a special significance.

Archbishop Anastasios: The principle of the unity of Orthodoxy is Council

The Primate of the Albanian Church believes that procedures to overcome schism were developed in Orthodoxy long ago, in particular at Ecumenical Councils.

Archbishop Anastasios, Primate of the Albanian Orthodox Church, explained his position regarding the support of the Pan-Orthodox Assembly to resolve the “Ukrainian issue”, reports the Greek outlet “Democracy”.

Seminar for the Clergy of the Metropolitanate of Dabar-Bosnia

Seminar for the Clergy of the Metropolitanate of Dabar-Bosnia
Seminar for the Clergy of the Metropolitanate of Dabar-Bosnia
Seminar for the Clergy of the Metropolitanate of Dabar-Bosnia
Seminar for the Clergy of the Metropolitanate of Dabar-Bosnia

a one-day seminar of the clergy of the Metropolitanate of the Dabar-Bosnia was held at the amphitheater of Theology in Foca on November 5, 2019.

With the blessing of the His Eminence Metropolitan Hrizostom of Dabar-Bosnia, the main topic of the seminar was Theology and Pastoral ministry. The Metropolitan held the opening address. Bishops’ Deputy protopresbyter-staurophor prof. Dr. Vladislav Topalovic welcomed the assembled clergy.