Called to Unity

Like many Ukrainian Greco-Catholics, I am pleased that Pope Francis and Patriarch Kirill finally met in Havana February 12, even though the negotiations that preceded this encounter included some unseemly concessions. After all, for the last three decades such an encounter was always described as impossible because of the very existence of the Ukrainian Greco-Catholic […]

Anamnesis not Amnesia – The Healing of Memories and the Problem of Uniatism

21st Kelly Lecture, University of St. Michael’s College, Toronto, Canada 1 December 2000 The Very Rev. Archimandrite Robert F. Taft, S.J., Vice-Rector of the Pontifical Oriental Institute in Rome No one who keeps abreast of the religious news can be unaware that ecumenical relations between the Catholic and Eastern Orthodox Churches are in a period […]

When Icons Argue

The Fast of the Apostles which follows the feast of Pentecost concludes with two special commemorations: on June 29 we remember the glorious leaders of the apostles, Peter and Paul; on the next day we observe a synaxis (assembly) for all Twelve. The feast of Saints Peter and Paul is particularly observed as the throne-feast […]

Churches of the East

Assyrian Church of the East Assyrian Church of the East Oriental Orthodox Churches Armenian Apostolic Church Coptic Orthodox Church Ethiopian Orthodox Tewahedo Church Syrian Orthodox Church of Antioch Malankara Orthodox Syrian Church Eritrean Orthodox Church Autocephalous Orthodox Churches Patriarchate of Constantinople Patriarchate of Alexandria Patriarchate of Antioch Patriarchate of Jerusalem Orthodox Church of Russia Orthodox […]