Top Diplomat Of Ecumenical Patriarchate Delves Into Catholic-Orthodox Relations

Metropolitan Job of Pisidia (then-Archbishop of Telemissos) greets Pope Francis during a visit from a delegation of the Ecumenical Patriarchate to the Vatican in June 2019 on the occasion of the Feast of Saints Peter and Paul. (Photo courtesy of Vatican Media) Despite coming to a conclusion just a month ago, the Synod on Synodality […]

Space Force Reservist Silenced Over Solzhenitsyn Speaks Out

Our nation celebrates Veterans Day — originally known as Armistice Day — each Nov. 11. It is a day set aside to honor the brave men and women who have served to protect freedom around the world and the American way of life at home against tyranny. In addition to school boards, the United States […]

Serbian Journalist Vladimir Veljkovic On The Ukraine War And Orthodoxy’s Future

  Since Russia launched an invasion of Ukraine in 2022, global media have focused on war atrocities and crimes against humanity. The faith dimension of this conflict has very often received less attention. Only a few scholars and researchers have a comprehensive understanding of the religious aspects of the Russian invasion of Ukraine. There are […]

9/11 Firefighter Tim Brown Talks About Loss, Healing And Faith

Monday marks the 22nd anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks. Nearly 3,000 people lost their lives in this deadliest terrorist attack ever on American soil. The tragic events of that day made it the Pearl Harbor of a generation. Seniors graduating from college earlier this year were born in 2001. Many of them may not […]

Orthodox Abbess Katherine Weston Talks About Faith And Racial Reconciliation

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Orthodox Christianity is often seen as an ethnocentric religion — reserved for Greeks and Russians. Few are aware of cultural and racial diversity within the Orthodox Church. However, Orthodox Christianity is gradually gaining interest among diverse ethnic groups around the world, including African Americans. Mother Katherine Weston, for example, became Orthodox in the late 1980s. […]

This Family Has Tattooed Christian Pilgrims For 28 Generations

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JERUSALEM — Razzouk Tattoo studio in Jerusalem’s Old City is most likely the oldest in the world. It is an iconic landmark, attracting tourists from all corners of the Earth, because the Razzouk family has been tattooing since the year 1300.  They began in Egypt, their homeland, tattooing crosses on Coptic Christians. Then 500 years […]

Columnist Rod Dreher Talks Orthodox Christianity And Nationalism

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Many American conservatives believe that Western societies have been torn apart by the culture wars. Rod Dreher, a senior editor and blogger at The American Conservative and a convert to Orthodox Christianity from Catholicism — and earlier, Methodist evangelicalism — is one of the most influential voices in the conservative movement who has moved further […]

An Interview With The Greek Orthodox Environmental Chief For ‘The Green Patriarch’

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The Greek Orthodox are known for long tradition and strict theology. Few realize they are also leaders in thinking about ecology and the environment, to the point some call their leader “the Green Patriarch.” Why? The Greek Orthodox observe many of the following societal trends: Earth has been facing a series of unprecedented ecological crises. […]

Football Coach Joseph Kennedy Talks About Life After The Supreme Court Ruling

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Joseph Kennedy, a high school football coach in Bremerton, Washington, is waiting for a ruling to emerge from the Supreme Court any day in his case about prayer. And he insists he is a centrist that most Americans would agree with on religious freedom issues and the Constitution. Kennedy, a former U.S. Marine, made a […]

Q&A: Orthodox Ecumenism Expert Cyril Hovorun Talks Ukraine, Russia And Schism

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Since Russia launched a military invasion into Ukraine on Feb. 24, headlines around the world have focused on the atrocities of the war and its negative effects on international relations. However, decades-long theological conflict behind the war has been underreported. In the last couple years, Ukraine has been in the center of the Orthodox schism […]