Saturday, March 15, 2008

Introductory

The purpose of this "blog" is to discuss the Orthodox Christian faith in the context of the 21st Century. In this blog, we will discuss the way in which many old superstitions, the invasion of Fundamentalism into Orthodoxy from North American sectarian surroundings and other modern phenomena are creating divisions in the Orthodox Church. We are interested in coming to grips with the realities of our era, facing new developments in physics, neuro-biology, genetics and epi-genetics, and how they effect our Orthodox understandings of humanity and the universe.

4 comments:

Bill said...

An auspicious endeavor! We are in the 21st Century, as is the Church, and it is time we remember that.

Bill Samsonoff

Alec said...
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Alec said...

Thank you, Vladika, for opening up this discussion. I will be reading it faithfully, even though I may have little to contribute. I agree with Bill that the time is long, long overdue for the Church in North America to face the challenges of this time and this place honestly and bravely. At this time of year, I think sometimes of the interminable and fruitless debate over the Julian Calendar and the Gregorian calendar. The full moon above stands mute, in witness of God's calendar.

Alec Lowly

Al Green said...

What a wonderful undertaking. I am particularly interested in the effects on Orthodoxy from protestantism and Roman Catholicism.

Al Green
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