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Eastern Orthodox Church

Orthodox Wedding Crowns and Two Men (PHOTOS)

Rev. Daniel C. Kostakis | Posted 10.13.2013 | Gay 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...