Jean-Claude Larchet, you are one of the first to have developed a theological reflection on disease, suffering, medicine. Your book “The Theology of Illness” published in 1991 has been translated into many languages, and in connection with the COVID-19 epidemic, it will soon be published in Japanese translation. You have also published a reflection on suffering: “God does not want human suffering,” which has also appeared in various translations. First
This appeal of international Orthodox theologians, 86 scholars from 40 academic institutions and 13 countries, is made following the deeply concerning pronouncements and edicts coming from the beloved Patriarchate of Serbia. We have come together with this appeal as we are concerned about impingements on the freedom of speech and academic thought, independence of universities, and ecclesiastical morality. Support for this appeal is great, and the number of signatories to this appeal would have been far greater had we not limited the period to join to three days.
On November 28, the diocesan administration of the Archdiocese of Russian Orthodox Churches in Western Europe (Exarchate of the ecumenical patriarchate) published the following communiqué: The diocesan administration communicates to all the members of the Archdiocese that, on November 27, 2018, the Holy Synod of our Patriarchate decided to abolish the status of our Archdiocese as an Exarchate. This decision of the Holy Synod, which has yet to be received
MEMRA – WORDS, Meaning And Faith A new 2018-19 series of articles shared on the roots and the prospects that unite Eastern and Oriental Orthodox Traditions to the realm of Jewishness and Hassidism, Compared semantics and exegetical “paysages” by archpriest Alexander A. Winogradsky Frenkel (Patriarchate of Jerusalem). There is a Roman Orthodox patriarchate of Jerusalem. The head of the the Greek Eastern rite local Church is Makariotate Theophilos, the name
This timely study of autocephaly by Father Jivko Panev serves to remind us of days in which ‘autocephaly’ (the right of a group of dioceses to choose their senior hierarch without reference to external authority) was a much more widespread phenomenon than it is today. Within the Roman Empire, until the fourth century, each local province – and there were many of them – was an autocephalous metropolitanate. By the
A historical study, the first of its kind at a university level, was done by Father Nicolaj Kostur, currently a priest at the Holy Resurrection Serbian Orthodox Cathedral in Chicago. The topic is the relations between the Patriarchate of Serbia and the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia between 1920 and 1941. It was published in English on this site, managed by Deacon Andrei Psarev, Assistant Professor of Russian Church and