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Eastern Orthodox Church

So A Minister, A Rabbi And A Buddhist Took Drugs For Science...

The Huffington Post | Carolyn Gregoire | Posted 02.08.2017 | Healthy Living

On April 20, 1962, a group of theology students and professors gathered outside Boston University’s Marsh Chapel, waiting for Good Friday services t...

Public Orthodoxy

Martin Marty | Posted 11.24.2016 | Religion
Martin Marty

The media has too often and too long overlooked Eastern Orthodoxy. We suggest that readers pursue some of the links listed below, or sign up to receive Public Orthodoxy posts since its never too late for Christians, Jews, Muslims, "Nones" and others to do their own sighting and reckoning.

You Don't Own Marriage: An Open Letter to Bishop Thomas

Shannon Deep | Posted 07.17.2016 | Religion
Shannon Deep

I got an email from a cousin of mine last week. "Shannon, Your dad wanted me to send you this horrible letter from our church- also sending you wha...

A Multi-Ethnic Easter

Corinna Clendenen | Posted 06.18.2014 | New York
Corinna Clendenen

J. Baczynsky, who arrived in New York as a kid from a region that has straddled both sides of the Polish/Ukraine border, opened his Meat Market in 1970. He wanted to recreate the meats of his childhood as well as serve the growing Eastern European neighborhood.

Orthodox Wedding Crowns and Two Men (PHOTOS)

Rev. Daniel C. Kostakis | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Rev. Daniel C. Kostakis

Together, Andrew and I dared to break the canons of a church that would declare our love false and our marriage impossible. We dared to receive the Divine's blessing for our family with tangible Greek traditions that date back over 50 generations. We dared to have the wedding of our dreams.

An Eastern Orthodox Case for Banning Assault Weapons

David J. Dunn, PhD | Posted 03.30.2013 | Religion
David J. Dunn, PhD

LaPierre does have a point. We do need to address the way our culture glorifies violence. But the priority must be to stop the bleeding.

The Real Environmental Crisis: Lessons From The Green Patriarch

Krista Tippett | Posted 09.05.2012 | Religion
Krista Tippett

How interesting and fitting that the natural world might be the ground that brings science and religion back to a shared sense of purpose after a few hundred years of estrangement.

The West Memphis Three: Damien Echols, Capital Punishment, And Christian Hypocrisy

David J. Dunn, PhD | Posted 10.24.2011 | Religion
David J. Dunn, PhD

Capital punishment is incompatible with the Christian faith for a number of biblical and theological reasons.

Slaying Dragons, Wrestling God: Soldiers Of Peace In Christian Symbolism

Eric Simpson | Posted 08.10.2011 | Religion
Eric Simpson

There is no indication however, that this imagery may justify the use of violence or coercion in the name of the Gospel. We are called, as Paul writes to Timothy, to fight the good fight of faith.

St. Putin? Russian Premier Worshipped By Religious Sect

Posted 10.04.2011 | World

He's been a pilot, a singer, a hockey star and even a shirtless beefcake. But now Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin has become the ultimate object...

Speaking Of The Sepulcher

Scott Cairns | Posted 07.09.2011 | Religion
Scott Cairns

The point is this: the iconostasis represents the tomb itself, the sepulcher in which Christ was buried. The "Great Entrance" is itself a remembrance of Christ's funeral procession.

Epiphany Day, Or Three Kings Day, Celebrations Around The World (PHOTOS)

Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Though Christmas may be fading into memory for much of the western world (save for those lingering credit card bills), many eastern nations are just n...

Report Finds Strong Growth In U.S. Orthodox Churches

Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion

By Whitney Jones Religion News Service (RNS) America's Eastern Orthodox parishes have grown 16 percent in the past decade, in part because of a settl...

The Prayer of the Heart

Scott Cairns | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Scott Cairns

Every time we decide unilaterally to "change up" a received tradition, we are likely to risk missing out on how that very tradition might have helped us along the way.

Feeding Two Wolves: The Struggle Between Good And Evil

Father John Bakas | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Father John Bakas

"So far today, dear God, I've done all right. I haven't gossiped, haven't lost my temper, and haven't been greedy, grumpy, nasty, selfish, or overindu...