Orthodoxy in Dialogue launched on August 22, 2017 with our inaugural editorial, “The State of Orthodox Theology Today.” In just over 18 weeks we have reached a number of significant milestones with the help of God, the unflagging support of our readers around the globe, and an expanding team of guest writers dedicated to producing a consistently high calibre of essays on every imaginable topic relevant to Orthodox Christianity. The free exchange of ideas in a manner befitting brotherly love has comprised our sole agenda.
During our pre-launch period we engaged three times with the Assembly of Canonical Orthodox Bishops in the United States of America concerning the racist violence in Charlottesville here, here, and here.
We have had a few editorial changes since August. These include the amicable resignation of an editor, experimentation with various divisions of labour between the two remaining editors, an ongoing search for a candidate for our vacant editorial position, and the expansion of our search from Trinity College to all the member schools of the Toronto School of Theology.
We were pleased to host the Reformation 500 Series until the end of the year, which saw eight reflections by Orthodox, Roman Catholic, Anglican, and Protestant writers.
We look forward to launching our new Dialogical Series early in the new year with two exciting titles, “The Consensus Patrum: What Is It?” and “Can You Be Orthodox in Communion with Rome?” These two articles alone will bring together Orthodox, Coptic Orthodox, Roman Catholic, and Eastern Catholic writers in dialogue with each other.
Exciting articles scheduled for January include the following three: a first-time translation from Matthew the Poor’s book on St. Athanasius; a critical analysis of the relationship between the Moscow Patriarchate and the Kremlin; and a reflection on contemporary Orthodox-Islamic relations in light of our long and painful shared history.
We continue to feel deeply grateful to Trinity College’s Dean of Divinity, Dr. Christopher Brittain, and Dean Emeritus of Divinity, Dr. David Neelands, for their guidance and support from our initial stages to the present.
Among our more outstanding milestones we count the following:
Top 60 Orthodox Blogs
On December 5 we received notification of our ranking among the top 60 Orthodox blogs on the internet. We thank all of our readers and writers, who alone made this possible.
Approaching 43,000 visitors from 129 countries in Africa, Asia, Australia, Europe, North America, and South America
88 articles and editorials
49 Orthodox, Coptic Orthodox, Roman Catholic, Eastern Catholic, Anglican, and Protestant writers
1,666 Facebook members
419 email subscribers
77 Twitter followers
Top 20 Countries
Top 10 Articles
Three Most Popular Articles after the Top 10
Top Reformation 500 Article
Top Book Review
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With profound gratitude to our faithful readers and writers, Orthodoxy in Dialogue wishes each and every one of you near and far a 2018 blessed by the Most-Holy Trinity in every way according to the abundance of divine mercy.