Tag: Orthodox

  • Early Church Fathers and the question of authority

    As I see it, Scripture confers no special status to the so-called Early Church Fathers. As such their theological opinions should be judged against the Scriptures and they should not be given substantial weight when interpreting Scripture. They were closer to the Apostolic age and may well have some insights into certain matters, but their […]

  • Russia to become majority Catholic?

    Today, March 25th, at approximately 1:30pm EST, Pope Francis will say a special prayer consecrating the whole world, but particularly and explicitly Ukraine and Russia to Mary’s Immaculate Heart. The official title of the prayer is The Solemnity of the Annunciation, for the Celebration of Penance and the Consecration of Russia and Ukraine to the […]

  • Eclectic Medley

    Here are 3 songs I was listening to this afternoon through Alexa on our Echo Dot smart speaker. First Song The first song is “Seasons Change”, a synth-pop R&B song (1987) from the American girls’ group Exposé. My dear sister Vi introduced me to this song, it’s a favorite of hers and now one of […]

  • Orthodoxy and Religious Freedom

    Russia adopted anti-missionary anti-proselytizing laws in 2016 at the federal level. Similar laws already existed in various Russian states. On July 6th, 2016, President Vladimir Putin signed amendments to the Religion Law imposing harsh restrictions on the sharing of beliefs, including on where and by whom they may be shared. The amendments ban broadly defined […]