There was once a renowned bakery which produced the best bread in the land. The bakers said it was because they used a special strain of yeast. One day, a group of marauders came and ransacked the bakery, forcing the bakers into hiding.
While we confess in the Creed that the Orthodox Church is one, where must an observer look to see our theological, mystical, or true oneness? We have hidden it from ourselves and the world by our behavior. Because of our pervasive fear, self-interest, and insularity, the visible unity of the Church exists only as a broken promise.
Solomon’s Porch will blog from Crete during the Holy and Great Council Press release from the Ecumenical Patriarch’s delegation presently on Crete June 15th: Solomon’s Porch will blog from Crete during the Holy and Great Council Press release from the Ecumenical Patriarch’s delegation presently on Crete June 15th: Ecumenical Patriarch expresses “joy of the fulfillment of our historical mission”
Mother Maria Skobtsova, Martyr of Sobornost On the 31st of March, we celebrate the dies natalis of Mother Maria (Skobtsova), a beloved martyr and witness to Christ among the Russian émigré population in France.
It is urgent for Orthodox Christians to recognize the terrible truth of March 10, 1946. On March 10, 1946, at Lviv, the Orthodox Church of Russia, under pressure from the Soviet government, forcefully integrated the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church and claimed jurisdiction over it.