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 […]

Ecumenical Patriarch to Attend Enthronement of Pope Francis

The Ecumenical Patriarch of Constantinople Bartholomew I will attend Pope Francis’s inaugural Mass. The Ecumenical Patriarchate Press Office informed AsiaNews about the decision, noting that this is the first time such an event occurs since the Catholic-Orthodox split in 1054, an important sign for Christian unity. The ecumenical patriarch will be accompanied by Ioannis Zizioulas, […]

The Importance Of Sunday

The North American Orthodox-Catholic Theological Consultation Saint Paul’s College, Washington, DC Source: usccb.org Recovering the theological significance of Sunday is fundamental to rebalancing our lives. As Orthodox and Catholics, we share a theological view of Sunday and so our purpose in this statement is four-fold: to offer a caring response to what is not just […]

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 […]