Articles tagged: Orthodox

The 30 statements of the joint declaration between Pope Francis and Russian Patriarch Kirill

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SPL Staff • February 13th, 2016

Listers, on February 12, 2016 His Holiness Pope Francis met with the Russian Orthodox Patriarch Kirill in Havana, Cuba. The two leaders signed a joint declaration on several issues, which included overcoming historic antagonisms between the two Churches, the plight of Christians in the Middle... Read More →

8 Odes in Honor of the Dormition of the Mother of God

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SPL Staff • August 15th, 2013

Listers, while the West celebrates the Feast of Our Lady, the Assumption, our brethren in the East celebrate with us under a different name. Known in the Byzantine theological and liturgical tradition as the Dormition (in Greek, the kimesis, or "falling asleep"), this feast commemorates the death... Read More →

6 Things You Should Know about the Melkite Catholic Church

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SPL Staff • September 7th, 2012

Listers: as you know, the universal Catholic Church is comprised of 23 sui iuris (self-governing) ritual Churches united by their communion with each other and with the See of Rome. Though the Roman Church is the largest, the 22 Eastern Churches play a significant and necessary role in the... Read More →

4 of the Most Controversial Lists on St. Peter's List

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SPL Staff • July 11th, 2012

Listers, brass is mistaken for gold more easily than clay.1 It is easy to say the heathens and Hitlers of the world need Christ and His Church, but what of the Protestants? Are they saved because they worship Christ or is their Christ more a personalized term than a person? Are we prepared to... Read More →

6 Things to Know About the "Miracle of the Holy Fire"


SPL Staff • January 19th, 2012

Listers, the following is a brief examination of the controversial "Miracle of the Holy Fire." The Greek Orthodox Patriarch enters the Church of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem on Holy Saturday - according to the Orthodox calendar. He proceeds into the Tomb of Christ and begins to pray. A fire is... Read More →

5 Questions About the Eastern Catholic Churches

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SPL Staff • November 4th, 2011

Listers, let us consider the simple but much needed work of Deacon Ed Faulk **: ****101 Questions and Answers on Eastern Catholic Churches****. Deacon Faulk has dual faculties: Roman Catholic a****nd Melkite-Greek Catholic, and has produced a wondrous primer to understanding our Eastern... Read More →
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