THE HOLY SYNOD OF THE ECUMENICAL PATRIARCHATE ON THE ISSUE OF QATAR

Notes on Arab Orthodoxy - June 2016 A communiqué was issued today, Tuesday, March 31, by the Holy Synod of the Ecumenical Patriarchate, dealing with issues concerning the Great and Holy Council to be held on Crete in a few days. Furthermore, the synod of the Ecumenical Patriarchate also dealt with the well-known issue of Qatar, which concerns ...

Metropploitan Ephrem (Kyriakos) on Orthodoxy

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August 2015- Notes on Arab Orthodoxy The word "Orthodoxy" means upright dogma,  correct tradition. It is a way of life based on asceticism, on simplicity in life-- "Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of God" (Matthew 5:3). The poor in spirit rely on God. The true Orthodox person constantly strives along ...

Racism from the Church’s Perspective

Notes on Arab Orthodoxy - March 2015 This racism is rooted in our blood, us weak humans, but those who believe in Christ reject it and fight it with the word of the Gospel: "Love your enemies, bless those who curse you and pray for those who persecute you" (Matthew 5:44). “Our life is hidden with Christ in ...

Patriarch John X : Athos is a prayer-rope for the entire world

Notes on Arab Orthodoxy - November 2014 "At night when human voices, movements and tumult are clothed in stillness, enlighten every movement of my soul with Yourself, O Jesus, Light of the Righteous. At the hour when you give rest to the weary, O my Lord, let our thoughts of you be intoxicated with the sweetest dream, ...