Eastern Orthodox Church

Ukraine as New Martyr Nation

Poland was the suffering martyr nation of the 20th century. Ukraine, with sense of cosmic destiny, is filling that role for the 21st century.

Orthodox Geopolitics and American National Security - Russia - Ukraine - Church -War
Orthodox Geopolitics and American National Security

As the world turns its attention to Ukraine, the important but often neglected issue of Orthodox Christian geopolitics has received renewed interest from Western media.

Moscow’s Obsessive Ethnophyletism and Expansionism Destroying Orthodox Church Unity
Moscow’s Expansionism Is Destroying Orthodox Church Unity

It is past time for Orthodox leaders to consider how to address and prevent future rogue actions by Russia that aim to “overthrow the Church’s canonical order.”

Day 3: Born of a What??? - Virgin Mary - Yule Blog
Day 3: Born of a What???

Conventional manger scenes don’t show it, but besides the ox, the ass, the sheep, and the camels, there was another animal in the room at Christmas: an elephant. And the elephant in the room was the idea that Jesus’ mother was a virgin when He was born. A Yuletide blog that didn’t talk about the elephant wouldn’t be doing its job.

Religion in World Politics

If we are to take a constructive part in world politics our leaders cannot assume that religious questions are unimportant.

How Pope Francis Reminds Us of Good Friday and Easter Sunday
How Pope Francis Reminds Us of Good Friday and Easter Sunday

One important theme of the pontificate of Pope Francis has been a message of hope to Christians in the Middle East and Africa that they are not forgotten.

Why Eastern European Conservatism Is Different
Why Eastern European Conservatism Is Different

The basic distinction between American conservatism and Eastern European conservatism lies in different attitudes toward freedom.

Day 3: Born of a What??? Yule Blog Virgin Mary
Day 3: Born of a What???

Conventional manger scenes don’t show it, but besides the ox, the ass, the sheep, and the camels, there was another animal in the room at Christmas: an elephant. And the elephant in the room was the idea that Jesus’ mother was a virgin when He was born.

Artsakh: The Lonely Christian Mountain
Artsakh: The Lonely Christian Mountain

It would truly horrific if once again another historic Eastern Christian people were to be ethnically cleansed and obliterated from their homeland as the world did nothing.