Friday, August 18, 2017
The Assembly of Canonical Orthodox Bishops of the United States of America
Response to Racist Violence in Charlottesville, VA
The Assembly of Canonical Orthodox Bishops of the United States of America stands with all people of good will in condemning the hateful violence and lamenting the loss of life that resulted from the shameful efforts to promote racial bigotry and white supremacist ideology in Charlottesville, Virginia.
The Orthodox Church emphatically declares that it does not promote, protect or sanction participation in such reprehensible acts of hatred, racism, and discrimination, and proclaims that such beliefs and behaviors have no place in any community based in respect for the law and faith in a
On June 27, 2017, the European Parliament, under the patronage of his President Antonio Tajani, convened a dialogue with representatives of Jewish, Muslim, and Christian communities on the future of Europe under the general theme: The Future of Europe – Reflections for the European Union by 2025. The high-level dialogue was inspired in part by recent European Parliament resolutions on improving its various treaties and on the 2017 European Commission White Paper on the future of Europe.
On June 18-22, 2017, the “Ex Nihilo,” Zero Conference of the European Academy of Religion was successfully held in Bologna (Italy). The conference aimed at launching this new academic initiative, under the high patronage of the European Commission, which seek, in view of the first convention to be held next March 2018, to test the role of the Academy as a research platform and as a network of networks. Hosted by the Fondazione per le scienze religiose Giovanni
From 7 to 9 June, the Amsterdam Centre for Orthodox Theology (at the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam hosted an invited international group of Orthodox theologians and pastors to reflect on a wide range of matters concerning human sexuality as addressed by science and natural law, theological anthropology, legal issues, psychology, and pastoral care. This was an opportunity for scholars and pastors to share work that they have been doing with their colleagues, in a conversation about how the
From May 29th to June 2nd, 2017, Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew visited Germany, on the occasion of the 500th anniversary commemoration of the Protestant Reformation. A detailed chronicle of the visit of His All-Holiness is published on the blog “Fos Fanarion”: http://fanarion.blogspot.de/2017/06/29-2-2017.
On the afternoon of May 29th, Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew who holds a primacy of honour in Eastern Orthodoxy celebrated the Orthodox vespers at the Stiftskirche Evangelical
Edited by Pantelis Kalaitzidis and Nikolaos Asproulis Volos Academy Publications, Volos, 2016
On Friday, May 12, 2017 the book launch of the collective volume recently published by the Volos Academy Publications and entitled Personhood, Eucharist and the Kingdom of God in Orthodox and Ecumenical Perspective: Synaxis Efcharistias in Honor of Metropolitan John D. Zizioulas of Pergamon was successfully held in the framework of the 14th Thessaloniki Book Fair. Round table participants included
Forward by His All Holiness the Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew I
Volos Academy Publications, 2016
The book launch of the collective volume entitled “The Dialogue Between Eastern Orthodox and Oriental Orthodox Churches” was successfully held,
On May 12, 2017 in Thessaloniki, at the School of Theology of the University of Thessaloniki. Round table participants included Dr. Stylianos Tsompanidis, Associate Professor of the School of Theology of the University of Thessaloniki and Mrs. Chrsitine