Tag : Moscow Patriarchate

Written on Jan, 30, 2019 by in | Leave a comment

Moscow’s argument is that each Church is independent and there is no Church is subordinated to any other Church or indeed the other Churches. To say this is to say that the gifts of the Church of Russia are not gifts also for the Church of Greece or Serbia or America or Constantinople.

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Written on Jan, 29, 2019 by in | 1 Comment.

Reconciliation between Churches, as between individuals, first of all, requires a willingness to be reconciled. This, in turn, requires a willingness to acknowledge my own faults even and this even if I believe that I am (mostly) in the right.

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Written on Oct, 01, 2018 by in | Leave a comment

Writing in today’s Wall Street Journal (Russia Wages a Religious War Against Ukraine), Loyola University Chicago is history professor (and author of “Russia’s 20th Century: A Journey in 100 Histories,” forthcoming from Bloomsbury), Michael Khodarkovsky writes about the conflict between the Moscow Patriarchate and the Ecumenical Throne over the latter’s establishment of an autocephalous (self-governing) Church in Ukraine. Khodarkovsky briefly sketches out the history …

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Written on Oct, 02, 2015 by in | Leave a comment

A right that can’t be enforced isn’t particularly valuable. As we’ve seen, the canons of the Church assume a basic right to property. The question now is whether Orthodox Social Thought (OST) offer more than merely theoretical support to property.

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