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The 15th All-American Council of the Orthodox Church in America

Bishop Jonah Addresses Questions and Concerns

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Christ is in our midst.

One of the reasons the Holy Synod wanted to postpone the answering of these questions was in order to give it more serious consideration, so that we could come up with a conciliar answer to these questions. But part of that discussion that we had was that I would try and set out some theological principles which underlie these questions so that we could look at them together and consider what we are doing together as the Body of Christ…

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Orthodox Christian Laity - Road to Unity

Metropolitan Jonah - Unity in Our Time

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Metropolitan Jonah: I think before the formal talk that I’ve prepared, I want to read a few passages from the Chambésy Communiqué, which has been talked about so much but hasn’t really been quoted. So I think it’s very important to contextualize so much of what we’re thinking about and talking about and working towards, as well as my own talk in light of these documents.

Now what Chambésy is, it’s…

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In The Footsteps of Tikhon and Grafton

The Future of Anglican and Orthodox Relations

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Fr. Munday: It is with a special measure of excitement that we come to this evening’s session of this conference. We are very honored to have as our presenters tonight, His Beatitude, Metropolitan Jonah of the Orthodox Church of America, and Archbishop Robert William Duncan, Archbishop of the Anglican Church of North America, and we’re also proud to say a trustee of Nashotah House. May we begin this session with a word of prayer.

Gracious…

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In The Footsteps of Tikhon and Grafton

The History of Anglican/Orthodox Relations

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Fr. Platt: …St. Vladimir’s Orthodox Theological Seminary, Crestwood, NY. This is one of the two theological seminaries of the Orthodox Church in America. And last year, in 2008, it played host to a very successful conference, hosted jointly by St. Vladimir’s and the Fellowship on Primacy in East and West, called Rome and Constantinople and Canterbury. Some of you who are present here were present also at that conference.…

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St. Vladimir’s Seminary Summer Conference 2009

Responses to Metropolitan Jonah’s Address

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There are various events in the history of the Self-Ruled Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese that are relevant to our common future.  The first bishop consecrated on American soil was St. Raphael Hawaweeny, a protégé of both Antioch and Moscow.  As Fr. Garklavs mentioned in his opening addressed, a great deal of independence was given to the flock he shepherded.  The Toledo-New York split and its healing also have lessons for us. …

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Metropolitan Philip - His Life and Legacy

Metropolitan Philip - His Life and Legacy - Part 1

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Fr. Peter Gillquist: Let me say as we begin that I’m interviewing today one of the heroes of my life because were it not for His Eminence Metropolitan Philip, there are 2,000 of us who came to the faith from an Evangelical background that would not be part of the church today. We came at a time before many converts were entering the church, and it was you Sayidna opened the doors of this glorious church to us at a time when others…

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Metropolitan Philip - His Life and Legacy

Metropolitan Philip - His Life and Legacy - Part 2

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Fr. Peter Gillquist: Recently, our sister jurisdiction, the Orthodox Church in America, went through a real crisis, as we know. What can we all learn from that?

Metro PHILIP: We can learn a great deal from that. I’m glad you mentioned that because last evening was a great moment for me because for the first time, I had the pleasure of meeting His Beatitude Metropolitan Jonah. I invited him for…

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St. Vladimir’s Seminary Lectures

St John Chrysostom and Married Life

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Father Chad Hatfield: Our third speaker, Father Josiah Trenham, hails from the other side of the United States, in Glendale, California. His education includes a bachelor’s thesis on the great American theologian and revivalist, Jonathan Edwards, theological training at Westminster Theological Seminary in California, as well as Reformed Theological Seminary in Mississippi, studying under reformed theologians like R. C. Sproul, and finally, doctoral…

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Faith of our Fathers Lutheran Colloquium

Will No One Rid Me Of This Troublesome Priest?

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“Will No One Rid Me Of This Troublesome Priest?” The Church, Augustinian Anxieties and Lutheran Conclusions

Anyone familiar with these lines attributed to Henry II of England may also recall that the sixteenth-century Lutheran Reformers were especially bitter about bishops who had become more interested in acting like princes than shepherds of souls. In responding to Roman criticism of Article IV of the Augsburg Confession…

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Faith of our Fathers Lutheran Colloquium

Trinitarian Theology

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Fr. Reardon: On the presumption that I can have my archbishop’s permission to leave the country, I am going to give a paper in Bergen, Norway, to a group of Lutherans, the thesis of which is that ours is the first era in which science was not done by poets. There is a great divide between the literary and humane on one side, and the scientific on the other. Our commencement speaker told me a few minutes ago leaving science to scientists.…

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