With thanks to God and to our hierarchs, priests, deacons, monastics, brothers, sisters, friends, enemies, readers, writers, supporters, Patrons, critics, and detractors around the world, Orthodoxy in Dialogue celebrates its second anniversary of service to the Church on August 22, 2019.
We have sought only to create a safe space to discuss some of the most difficult questions facing us Orthodox and other Christians in this first quarter of the 21st century.
We have not shied away from saying the hard things that we feel need to be said.
Whether you love or hate Orthodoxy in Dialogue’s work, you’re talking about it. In the end that’s a very good thing. We believe that this is how Holy Tradition as a living dynamism “works” in the Orthodox Church of every era, our age being no different from that of the Ecumenical Councils.
A very humbling thing is the growing number of people who come to us “by night,” as it were, to tell us that our openness to brotherly dialogue on some of today’s most complex issues has renewed their flagging faith in the Orthodox Church. Today’s climate of pervasive, unconverted fundamentalism masquerading as Orthodoxy threatens to stifle the breath of the Holy Spirit, and makes the Christ of the Gospels impossible to find in our Church for too many people, insiders and outsiders alike. Biblical fundamentalism replaced by patristic fundamentalism or canonical fundamentalism is still fundamentalism. The greatest theologians of our time have all decried a “theology of repetition.”
As we begin our third year of publication we earnestly ask you to celebrate with us, pray for us, and forgive us for our many failures to speak with love to those who would have us thrown out of the Church.
We offer our wholehearted forgiveness to those who hate us, those who malign us, those who lie about us. May the Lord in His bottomless ocean of divine mercy grant us all to be together with one another, in Him, in the age to come.
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Top 10 Guest Articles of All Time
Review: 12 Rules for Life: An Antidote to Chaos by Jordan B. Peterson
LGBTQ+ in Our Churches
Protodeacon Theodore Feldman
Will the Non-Christian Be Saved?
Metropolitan George (Khodr)
Najib Coutya, Translator
Can You Be Orthodox in Communion with Rome?
Brian A. Butcher, Liam Farrer, and Kevin Basil Fritts
The Scandal of Sexual Abuse: A Moment of Radical Conversion for the Church
Father Gilles Mongeau, SJ
Priest to Priest: An Open Letter to Fathers Damick, Farley, Jacobse, Parker, and Trenham
An Archpriest and Grandfather
An Encomium for Father Robert F. Taft, SJ
Anba Epiphanius the Neo-Hieromartyr
Confessions of a Catechumen and Ex-Marine
(Requested to make his article anonymous a year after publication)
Juliana Schmemann, My Mother
Top 5 Guest Articles Honourable Mention
Sexual Minorities in the Orthodox Church: Towards a Better Conversation
The Case for Constantinople
Archdeacon John Chryssavgis
The Promised Land? An Orthodox Response to Christian Zionism
A Way Out of the Orthodox Church’s Present Crisis
On Being Orthodox & Genderqueer: An Interview with “Lindsey”
Top 10 In-House Articles (No Byline)
White Supremacy in the American Orthodox Church: An Open Letter to the Assembly of Canonical Orthodox Bishops of the United States of America
Sexuality & Gender: Open Letter to the Assembly of Canonical Orthodox Bishops of the United States of America
“The Good Wife” According to Father Josiah Trenham: Does Metropolitan Joseph Approve?
Father Josiah Trenham and the Southern Poverty Law Center
St. Tikhon’s Seminary Appoints Internationally Known Homophobe as Dean
OrthodoxNet Has Heart Attack over Metropolitan Kallistos (Ware)
Hate Group’s Matt Parrott Responds to Our Open Letter
LGBTQI Listening Tour: An Open Letter to Our Bishops in the USA and Canada
Same-Sex Love: The Church Needs a Conversation
Open Letter to the Church: The Humanitarian Crisis at the US-Mexico Border
Letters to the Editors
Top 10 Articles by Giacomo Sanfilippo, Editor
On “Orthodox” Wife-Beating
(Our #1 article in all categories)
“Transgenderism” Isn’t a Thing
Orthodoxy, Sissies, and the Performance of Masculinity: Part One
Ukrainian Autocephaly: An Awkward Spot for the OCA
From the Fathers: The Kingdom of Heaven Is Like…Two Men in Bed Together?
Father John Whiteford’s Latest Fit of Hysteria: A Preliminary Response
A Chat with Father James Martin, SJ
Abortion, Contraception, and Christian Faith
A Priest Forever? Reflections on a Bittersweet Anniversary
Dialogue at Last? Metropolitan Nathanael on Same-Sex Orientation (Part One)
Top 30 Countries
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ORTHODOXY IN DIALOGUE IS PUBLISHED IN HONOUR AND MEMORY OF
ERIC J. ILIFF
OCTOBER 11, 1981 – MARCH 13, 2007
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