Our long-standing captivity to a sad caricature of Orthodoxy that could be called “orthodoxism,” and whose main characteristics will be summarized in what follows, has been largely consolidated by a widespread attitude in the Church known as “the fear of theology.” It is this fear that has propelled the substitution of theology with a shallow, stale “spirituality” based on an excess of pious yet vacuous sentimentalism.
Let us examine more closely the particular features of this “orthodoxism.” What is it made of? It is a fundamentalist travesty of Orthodoxy that shows a heightened aversion to thought, particularly of the critical kind. It has an equal aversion to the materiality and historicity of human life, and a corresponding
By Inga Leonova*
Source: Public Orthodoxy
Three years ago, a scandal broke out. An outspoken white supremacist by the name of Matthew Heimbach was received into the Orthodox Church on Lazarus Saturday. A few days later, on Bright Monday, Heimbach and his cohorts from the Traditionalist Youth Network (a white supremacist group affiliating itself with Orthodoxy) beat up a protester at a hate rally with an Orthodox wooden cross.
The story went viral. There were multiple demands on the Assembly of
An excellent experience awaited on Saturday, April 8, 2017, the twelve-member group of young Roma, the ROMALEOI from Aliveri of the New Ionia, Volos (prefecture of Magnesia), as they were welcomed at the Presidential Mansion by the President of the Hellenic Republic, Dr. Prokopis Pavlopoulos, on the occasion of the World Roma Day.
The Children were accompanied by His Eminence, Metropolitan Ignatius of Demetrias, who initiated the meeting, as well as by Reverend Father Maximus Papaioannou (who is
On January 9, 2016, two important international events, a Seminar and a Panel discussion about Orthodox Political Theology were successfully held in Toronto, Canada, with the participation, among others, of the Director of the Volos Academy for Theological Studies Dr. Pantelis Kalaitzidis.
On that day, the Orthodox School of Theology at Trinity College hosted a seminar with three