500th Anniversary of the Reformation: Legacy and Challenges

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Church of Serbia - 15/11/17 The student government of the Orthodox Theological Faculty of Belgrade, in partnership with the Evangelical Union of Students, organized a debate titled, “500thAnniversary of the Reformation: Legacy and Challenges.” Students had the opportunity to hear from Church historian Dr. George Hancock and from Dr. Roland Werner, a well-known Protestant theologian, philologist ...

THERE IS GROWING INTEREST IN MARTIN LUTHER IN THE ORTHODOX CHURCH SAYS ECUMENICAL PATRIARCH

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Pravoslavie.ru - June 2017 The Orthodox Church has been taking an active and increasing interest in the person and works of Martin Luther lately, according to His All-Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew. The Constantinopolitan primate expressed this opinion during a speech at Germany's Tübingen University on May 30, the day after receiving an honorary doctorate for his ...

‘Godspot’: German Christians to provide free wi-fi in every Protestant church

www.rt.com - 22/5/16 In what will probably seem like manna from heaven to Wi-Fi starved Germans and tourists, free internet will soon be installed at Protestant churches around Berlin, in a move that will coincide with the 500th anniversary of Martin Luther’s Reformation. The Protestant Church of Berlin, Brandenburg and Silesian Oberlausitz will soon be offering free internet ...

Letter to Obama From an Assyrian American Student

Assyrians in Chicago rally in support of Assyrians in Syria and Iraq.

15/3/15 (AINA) -- Assyrians held a rally in Chicago yesterday to call attention to the plight of Assyrians in Syria and Iraq. In Iraq ISIS destroyed a third Assyrian archaeological site, the city of Khorsabad, more than 2700 years old. This comes on the heels of ISIS destroying the city of Nimrud, the Museum of Mosul, ...

Archbishop Demetrios of America Crosses Edmund Pettus Bridge with President Obama

9/3/15 SELMA, Ala. – Archbishop Demetrios of America, together with President Barack Obama and other major civic and religious leaders, walked today, March 7, 2015, the historic Edmund Pettus Bridge to commemorate the 50th anniversary of “Bloody Sunday.” On March 15, 1965, Archbishop Iakovos of North and South America had come here and participated in the March ...

Asceticism as Repentance, Repentance as Failure

Christos Yannaras - February 2015 www.afkimel.wordpress.com   “For whoever would save his life will lose it, and whoever loses his life for my sake will find it” (Matt 16:25)—here is the heart of Orthodox Christian ethics, Christos Yannaras passionately avers. This may come as a surprise to many. Surely ethics has to do with right and wrong, virtue, and ...

International Scholars Issue Joint Statement on ISIS in Iraq

20/8/14 (AINA) -- The following statement was issued by a group of international scholars. It addresses the the Islamic State (ISIS) in Iraq and its genocide campaign against Assyrians, Yazidis and other non-Muslim minorities in Iraq. 99 years ago this year, a genocide was perpetrated upon the Christians of the Middle East, including the Aramaic-speaking Assyrians, Chaldeans ...

Martin Luther King’s Great Greek Friend & Supporter

Anastasios Papapostolou- January 2014 Archbishop Iakovos is known in the U.S. as the committed and caring pastor who put the Greek Orthodox Faith on the map for Americans and beyond. He is also known as the first Greek Archbishop in 350 years to officially confer with a pope, leaving behind a tremendous body of work as the primate of the Greek ...