Here we present selected parts of the very interesting paper “Constantinople of emperors and Rome of popes in 6th-8th centuries: dialogue and separation“, Procedia – Social and Behavioral Sciences 236 ( 2016 ) 327 – 332, by Maria Grafova. Continue reading “Constantinople of emperors and Rome of popes in 6th-8th centuries”
(Our awareness of ourselves as Orthodox Christians does not permit us to overlook the fact that Orthodoxy and Western Christianity cannot share a single ‘Christian identity’. On the contrary, it compels us to stress the fact that Orthodoxy is Europe’s long-forgotten original Christian faith, which at some point should once again serve as the basis of its Christian identity)
By Archimandrite George († 2014, June 8), Abbot of the Holy Monastery of St. Gregorios, Mount Athos Continue reading “Orthodoxy: The hope of the people of Europe”
D. God-Man dialectic
A. Problem or pseudo-problem?
The antithesis and consequent collision between faith and science is a problem for western (Franco-Latin) thought and is a pseudo-problem for the Orthodox patristic tradition. This is based upon the historical data of these two regions. Continue reading “Faith And Science In Orthodox Gnosiology and Methodology (Part 1)”
Introduction by Father George Metallinos
PEOPLE have begun writing articles of late about the relationship between Orthodoxy and religion.
It is a fact that, after the first few centuries [of Christianity], our Faith has also been characterized as a religion. But in what sense is it a religion? Continue reading “The Sickness of Religion and its Orthodox Cure”
A study by Th. I. Riginiotis
Translation A. N.
In our day and age there is a noticeable increase in people who have been unearthing from oblivion and reliving the worship of ‘gods’ belonging to ancient pagan religions. This appears to be a worldwide phenomenon, which is intensifying as contemporary peoples seek their cultural roots, and while western peoples are seeing that they can now shake off the oppressive and imperialist versions of Christianity which took shape in the West during the past thousand years: Catholicism and Protestantism. Continue reading “Nature is not God”
By the Metropolitan of Nafpaktos, HIEROTHEOS Vlachos
Translated from Greek by Fr. Patrick B. O’Grady
The bishops of Old Rome, beside small and non-essential differences, always held communion with the bishops of New Rome (Constantinople) and the bishops of the East until the years 1009-1014, when, for the first time, the Frankish bishops seized the throne of Old Rome. Until the year 1009 the Popes of Rome and the Patriarchs of Constantinople were unified in a common struggle against the Frankish princes and bishops, already even at that time heretics. Continue reading “Basic Points of Difference between the Orthodox Church and Papism (Catholic Church)”