Luther and the Reformation: Musings of an Orthodox Christian

Luther and the Reformation: Musings of an Orthodox Christian

As we approach the 500th anniversary of the Reformation, there is no shortage of articles outlining praises and critiques of this great event. There is no doubt that the Reformation marks a pivotal time in history, especially in western Church history. It is the subject of much study, and rightfully so. This overarching event led…

Dictatus Papae: The Power of Doublespeak

Dictatus Papae: The Power of Doublespeak

In the arena of Orthodoxy and Roman Catholicism, many articles, epistles, and decrees have been largely circulated between both the Orthodox and Catholic faithful, especially over the last century. When evaluating claims pertaining to each side of the debate, one thing has become quite clear: relations between the two traditions have certainly improved in recent…

The Fathers on Aerial Toll-Houses – Part 1

The Fathers on Aerial Toll-Houses – Part 1

Christ is risen! One of the most hotly debated topics in recent times is Aerial Toll-House theology.  This topic has garnered so much attention that a comprehensive work, titled “The Departure of the Soul,” was recently published by St. Anthony’s Greek Orthodox Monastery to examine quite literally much of the Church’s history as it pertains to Aerial Toll-Houses.  This…