Orthodox Easter: Calendar Question Continues To Split The Church

  This Sunday, Orthodox Christians around the world celebrate Easter. Recently, Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew expressed his desire for Christians in both the East and West to begin celebrating Easter on a “unified date,” rather than following different liturgical calendars. Patriarch Bartholomew said that he hopes this could happen as early as next year. A step […]

Earth Day: 5 Orthodox Christian Books That Deal With Environmentalism

Many across the world will celebrate Earth Day on Monday, which marks the 54th anniversary of the birth of the modern environmental movement. The theme for Earth Day 2024 is the fight against plastic, aiming to increase awareness of the issue of pollution around the globe and its harmful effects on the environment. Orthodox Christianity […]

‘The Russian World’: The Document That Rocked Orthodoxy

  (ANALYSIS) The Congress of the XXV World Russian People’s Council, headed by Patriarch Kirill, the leader of the Russian Orthodox Church, issued a document on March 27 entitled: “The Present and Future of the Russian World.” In the document, the leadership of the XXV World Russian People’s Council describes the conflict in Ukraine as […]

Remembering The 2004 Pogrom Against Orthodox Serbs In Kosovo

Religion Unplugged believes in a diversity of well-reasoned and well-researched opinions. This piece reflects the views of the author and does not necessarily represent those of Religion Unplugged, its staff and contributors. (OPINION) Last month marked 20 years since the beginning of the “pogrom” — an organized persecution and massacre — against the Orthodox Serbian […]

‘Sacred Alaska’ Masterfully Explores Native Culture And The Orthodox Faith

(REVIEW) “Sacred Alaska” is an award-winning and visually stunning documentary about Native Alaskan culture and Orthodox spirituality. The documentary explores the profound influence of Orthodoxy brought by St. Herman and Russian monks in the late 18th century to Native Alaskan society. “Sacred Alaska” highlights the unique fusion of Native Alaskan’s indigenous beliefs with Orthodox traditions. […]

10 Orthodox Christian Events You Can’t Miss In 2024

  Now is as good a time as any to look ahead to what this year will bring. For Orthodox Christians, it means marking down the top Orthodox events of 2024. This year promises to be an eventful one — from academic conferences to film festivals to summer retreats and international gatherings. In fact, there […]

12 Biggest Stories Involving Orthodox Christianity That Took Place In 2023

Unsplash photo Journalists covering global Orthodoxy were particularly busy this year. In fact, 2023 marked a momentous period for reporting on the church. The ongoing Russian invasion, the calendar change in Ukraine and the deepening of the rift between Constantinople and Moscow defined the year that ends in just a few days. And with 2023 […]

Illinois And South Carolina Rank Tops In Religious Liberty Index

    Illinois and South Carolina have the most religious liberty safeguards currently in place, while states such as West Virginia ranked at the bottom, a report issued by a conservative think tank revealed. The Center for Religion, Culture and Democracy at First Liberty Institute, a non-profit legal organization dedicated to defending religious freedom, issued […]

Battle Over Bibles: Q&A With Arizona School Board Mom Canceled Over Scripture Verse

  School board seats across the United States were arguably some of the most heated races of the 2022 midterm elections. For years, school board campaigns remained non-partisan. However, with education issues taking center stage regarding such contentious issues as transgenderism, school boards have emerged as new political and cultural battlegrounds between the political left […]

5 Facebook Groups To Join During Orthodox Awareness Month

  October is Orthodox Awareness Month. Orthodox Christian Fellowship, a leading Eastern Orthodox student organization, dedicated the month to raise awareness of OCF in the Orthodox community and among non-Orthodox students on college campuses nationwide. OCF is holding virtual events, in-person gatherings and prayer services on college campuses across the country. OCF encourages Orthodox Christians […]