Go to Sleep, Everything is Just Fine

"Until the last decade or so the development of what it is perhaps still too early to call 'American Orthodoxy' had been largely unconscious, as it indeed remains in the majority of those who call themselves "Orthodox" today.  But, as the history of Orthodoxy in America has made abundantly clear, "unconscious" Orthodoxy is but a …

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Refusing Fellowship with Schismatics Guards true Unity

The brief synopsis in English of the statement of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church (UOC) under His Beatitude, Met. Onuphy, is well worth a read. In it, the reader will note vital themes that have been echoed in my blog and by others. The divisive, one may even say diabolical, actions of the EP in Ukraine …

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The Narrow Blindness of False Unity: An Appeal to Orthodox Greeks

“O Jerusalem, Jerusalem ...” or we may now lament, “O Constantinople, Constantinople!” * Once you were a defender of true Orthodoxy, and now you have begun to promote worldly political agendas. Once you preached the heavenly homeland, and now you are grasping at earthly power! Rise up! Not in defense of your own rights and …

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Of This Unity, They Speak

“Like the Archangel Michael, O glorious one, thou didst vie with an earthly Lucifer who, grievously puffed up with pride, set his throne higher than the stars, and thou didst say, Let us stand aright! Let us stand in the precious traditions of the Fathers!” (Matins for St. Photios the Great. A verse from the …

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The Night of no Return

“What you are going to do, do quickly” Jn. 13:27 The above words were spoken to Judas on the night he betrayed his Lord. Earlier in the Gospel of John, it was revealed that Judas was a thief and would steal money from the moneybag (Cf. Jn. 12:6ff). Our Lord long-suffered with Judas. The Lord …

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Of What Unity Do You Speak?

The executive committee for what is called the Assembly of Canonical Orthodox Bishops of the United States of America (that's a mouth full!) met recently and issued a statement which reaffirmed their commitment to Orthodox unity in the U.S. - The Executive Committee of the Assembly of Canonical Orthodox Bishops of the United States of …

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