From George Michaelopoulos at Monomakhos.com Tomorrow promises to be an exciting day in the history of American Orthodoxy. Thanks to the leadership of His Eminence Metopolitan Joseph of the Antiochian Orthodox Archdiocese of North America, several Orthodox clergymen will be leading the March. One in particular, Fr. Hans Jacobse (who runs the American Orthodox Institute […]
Is the Veneration of the Cross Idolatry?
by Fr. John Whiteford Another grand slam from the Bible – from Fr. John’s “Stump the Priest” column Question: How would you answer a Protestant who considered our veneration of the Cross (bowing down before it and kissing it) to be idolatry? First we should consider whether or not bowing down before something or kissing […]
What Does Baptism Actually Do?
by Fr. John Whiteford Question. “As a former Evangelical, I have a question. Where do many protestants get the idea that baptism is “only an outward expression of an inward change”?” Roman Catholics and Anglicans have historically used the phrase “outward sign of an inward grace” to describe the sacraments, but by this expression, Roman […]
The Hypocrisy of the ‘Christian’ Left
Fr. John Whiteford Responds to Dr. David Dunn In a Huffington Post article, David Dunn has pointed out what he sees as hypocrisy on the part of Christian conservatives: It is the view that Christians should vote their values, and this means we should legislate moral evils into oblivion. Thus if we believe life begins […]