Archbishop Arseny’s Canonization, Part 1: Introducing His Alleged Rape of Mary Krinitsky and the Subsequent Criminal Libel Case

Dear Readers, This is the first of a three part series looking into a court case that relates to Archbishop Arseny (1866-1945), who is being considered for canonizatiion as an Orthodox saint by the Orthodox Church in America (OCA). Those wanting a bit of a biography may check out the OrthodoxWiki entry for him. Basically,…

The Ongoing Work of the Episcopal Assembly

Over on frontierorthodoxy, I have uploaded some English-language documents relating to the Episcopal Assembly. I won’t repeat what I typed there, so if you’re interested, go here: http://frontierorthodoxy.wordpress.com/2010/03/01/english-language-documents-for-the-episcopal-assembley-of-the-orthodox-churches-in-north-america/ Otherwise, here are the links to the documents themselves: Orthodox Christian Leaders meet at Ecumenical Patriarchate-1 2009Canonismos_EN_OFFICIAL-1 2009Diasporadecision_EN_OFFICIAL-1 10-27-09HAHAddressfinal SCOBA hierarchs issue Orthodox Sunday message Thank you…

Turkevich on Evangelism and Disunity in 1915

Over on Frontier Orthodoxy, I have posted a reflection on an article written by Fr. Leonid (the future Metropolitan Leonty) Turkevich in 1915.  Although he raised other concerns, I concentrated on an important aspect of his article, the Orthodox disunity and the need to evangelize. http://frontierorthodoxy.wordpress.com/2010/01/08/fr-leonid-metropolian-leonty-turkevich-and-orthodoxys-twofold-problem-in-america-evangelization-and-jurisdictional-disunity/

A New Frontier

After thinking and praying about my column, Frontier Orthodoxy, and discussing it with Fr. Andrew and Matthew, I have come to realize that it might best be fulfilled as its own blog.  This surprised me as I never thought I was the blogging type.  It also surprised me because I really like what we’re doing…