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Reasonableness of our Faith, Bishop Tikhon and Ecumenism

A talk by Bishop Tikhon reflects the new order, the new reality that has emerged–the reality of ecumenism and syncretism. A brief analysis will reveal this.

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Kerygma and Martyria: Two sides of the same coin

Usage of the terms kerygma and martyria, particularly in ecumenical dialogues is problematic. We offer a brief explanation of what these terms really mean.

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The Fall of the Third Rome: Moscow Capitulates to Papism

Moscow, the bastion of Orthodoxy, suddenly capitulated to the Old Rome, when his Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow embraced the pan-heresy of ecumenism.

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Rebuilding St. Nicholas into an American Pantheon

The Orthodox people sending their donations believe their money goes to the erection of an Orthodox church, not an ecumenistic and syncretistic temple.

February 12, 2016 by Fr. Emmanuel Hatzidakis
Ecumenism

Why did God Become Man?

Everyone is called to ask: What does Christmas mean to me? When we then ask, “Why did God become man?”, we will come to understand the only “destiny” of man, the only purpose of our lives.

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The Survival of the West Hangs by a Thread

A Muslim talks to Andreas Andrianopoulos about the Islamization of the world. The author explains how Westerners usually don’t understand what is happening.

November 30, 2015 by Orthodox Witness
Other faiths

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Is GOARCH’s “PRAXIS” Magazine GOing New Age?

One would expect solid Orthodox material from an Orthodox Christian Department of Religious Education. Does the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese’s educational periodical dedicated to “Spiritual Disciplines” promote the New Age spirit expressed by Kyriakos Markides?

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Why the “Holy and Great Synod” of the Orthodox Church should not convene

The “Holy and Great Synod” of the Orthodox Church is slated to convene in 2016. Here is what Orthodox faithful need to know about this pseudo-synod.

October 13, 2015 by Fr. Emmanuel Hatzidakis
Ecumenism

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The Transfiguration: Was Christ Transformed?

Was Christ transformed into something He was not or did He allow the eyes of the three disciples to become receptive to see Him the way He always was?

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Orthodox Church: End Relations with Boy Scouts of America

Now that Boy Scouts of America has shown its true colors, the Orthodox Church should end relations with this synchretistic organization.

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The Orthodox Church’s Reaction to Homosexual Marriage

Shortly after the June 26 Supreme Court ruling on gay marriage, a friend emailed me an article with her own comment in two short monosyllabic words: “So sad.” My reply was a bit longer: “The world continues its course, and Orthodox Christianity its own. The two are diametrically opposed. There should be no surprise there.” I think we should add a few more thoughts on this important subject.

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What Should we do when our Bishop is an Ecumenist?

What should we do when we witness the acknowledged first-in-honor bishop of the Orthodox Church flagrantly violating the canons of the Church with common prayers and with statements that compromise the uniqueness of the Church?

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[Video] The Outpost: What the Church can accomplish

To those who suffer in life, this video will provide comfort, and it will soften even the hardest of hearts.

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Charlie Hebdo: Freedom out of Bounds?

Charlie Hebdo: Has your right of expression gone too far? To joke, mock, caricature and satirize religious figures has boundaries of decency.

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Is Reunification of Roman Catholic and Orthodox Churches Imminent?

With the ecumenical patriarch sacrificing almost everything for the sake of unity, the reunification of Roman Catholic and Orthodox Churches is Imminent, now more than ever.

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Dear Mr. Tim Cook: Being Gay is not from God

Mr. Tim Cook: The sobering truth is that being Gay is not from God.

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Islam: Compatible with the Western World?

The west has still to learn its lesson that Islam is simply irreconcilable with western values.

September 9, 2014 by Fr. Emmanuel Hatzidakis
Other faiths

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Is Israel the Promised Land?

Zionist Jews, and with them many fundamentalist Bible thumpers, literally believe in the eternal covenant Yahweh made with them, 4,000 years ago. Today, the behavior of Israel towards the Palestinians over earthly lands resembles the Nazis. The persecuted have become the persecutors. How can it be? And how can it change?

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Is our prayer service on the birth of a child and for the mother offensive?

Many people could conceive the Service on the Birth of a Child and for the Mother as offensive. It’s time we revisit our prayer books and make some changes.

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Do all Religions Have the Same Heavenly Father?

“WE ARE ALL BROTHERS AND SISTERS” Are we? First in Jerusalem (May 27, 2014), and more recently in Rome (June 8, 2014), Patriarch Bartholomew hammers the message of universal brotherhood with intra-Christian and interfaith prayer services (which according to the canons of the Orthodox Church are prohibited) and with statements and declarations to that effect.

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