Infant Communion revisited

By Fr. Gregory Hogg Source:   www.ancientfaith.com - February 2015 Commemoration of the Holy Innocents, 29 December 2014 I am the living bread which came down from heaven. If anyone eats of this bread, he will live forever; and the bread that I shall give is My flesh, which I shall give for the life of the world.  John 6:51 The young children ask for ...

Interview of Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk to Interfax news agency

September 2014 Your Eminence, recently the Lutheran Archbishop of Turku, Kari Mäkinen, stated that the Russian Orthodox Church has suspended dialogue with the Evangelical Lutheran Church of Finland because of the differences concerning the situation of sex and gender minorities. Can you comment on this statement? The dialogue between the Russian Orthodox Church and the Evangelical Lutheran ...

Patriarch Kirill meets Primate of the Evangelical Lutheran Church of Finland

Patriarch Kirill meets Primate of the Evangelical Lutheran Church of Finland

4/9/14 On September 2, 2014, His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia met with the Primate of the Evangelical Lutheran Church of Finland, Archbishop Kari Mäkinenn of Turku and Finland. The meeting took place at the Patriarchal and Synodal residence at the St. Daniel Monastery, Moscow. Patriarch Kirill warmly welcomed Archbishop Mäkinenn and his delegation, ...

DECR chairman meets with Primate of the Evangelical Lutheran Church of Finland

September 2014 On 2 September 2014, Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, chairman of the Moscow Patriarchate’s Department for External Church Relations (DECR), met with the Primate of the Evangelical Lutheran Church of Finland, Archbishop Kari Mäkinen of Turku and Finland. They were joined in the meeting, which took place at the DECR premises, by the Revd. Kimmo Kääriänen, ...

Friction between Finnish Lutherans and Orthodox over policy of renting out church facilities

22.8.2011 Luther Foundation used Orthodox Church venues for events The policy of the Finnish Orthodox Church in renting venues to outside groups is causing friction between the Orthodox and the Evangelical Lutheran Churches. Allowing the Luther Foundation, a conservative group that has broken away from the established Lutheran Church, to hold events in premises owned by the ...

Latvian churches in row over social science sexuality Teaching

By ENInews 22/6/2011 Christian churches in Latvia have criticised a new social science school textbook that describes gay and lesbian life as a "normal aspect of sexuality" - reports Jonathan Luxmoore. "The church isn't alone in its traditional view of the family in Latvia," said Ivars Kubcis, spokesman for the country's Evangelical Lutheran church. "Our church's attitude to homosexuality ...