About Orthodoxy in Dialogue

Orthodoxy in Dialogue has become the world’s most popular independent Orthodox blog since our launch in August 2017.

We provide a space for the open exchange of ideas relevant to Orthodox Christianity. Reflective of our commitment to Orthodox, ecumenical, and interfaith dialogue, we publish writers who represent a wide spectrum of interests and perspectives both within and outside the Orthodox Church. We occupy a grey zone that straddles the academic and the popular, where everyone who writes reasonably well is invited to find his or her voice on the issues of the day which confront us as Church, as society, and as individual Orthodox believers and citizens of the world.

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The articles and letters published on our pages express solely the views of their respective authors.

Our founding editor, Giacomo Sanfilippo (formerly known as Peter J. SanFilippo), is an Orthodox Christian, PhD candidate in Theological Studies at Trinity College in the University of Toronto, father of five, grandfather of three, and former priest. He holds a BA in Sexuality Studies (2013) from York University and an MA in Theology (2015) from Regis College/St. Michael’s College, and is an alumnus (2014) of the Mark S. Bonham Centre for Sexual Diversity Studies at the University of Toronto. Earlier in life he completed the course requirements for the MDiv (1989) at St. Vladimir’s Orthodox Theological Seminary near New York City.  He has written for Public Orthodoxy, the Toronto Journal of Theology, Milwaukee Independent, The Wheel, and the Kyiv Post. His MA thesis, “A Bed Undefiled: Foundations for an Orthodox Theology and Spirituality of Same-Sex Love,” can be read at the University of Toronto’s TSpace, and his doctoral thesis proposal, “Conjugal Friendship and the Sacrament of Love: Father Pavel Florensky’s Orthodox Theology of Same-Sex Love,” at academia.edu. You can follow him on Facebook.

You may email Giacomo at editors@orthodoxyindialogue.com (only he has access to this email account) if you require confidential spiritual support and wish to schedule a day and time to speak via Zoom or telephone.


Orthodoxy in Dialogue is not affiliated with any academic or ecclesiastical entity. This allows us complete freedom to manage our blog and its content without outside interference.

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