Eleventh Sunday after Pentecost

When we take a close look at the gospel lessons prescribed for the first Sundays after Pentecost it seems that they all have one thing in common – they all deal with faith. It is here, after all, among these readings, that we hear about the centurion who comes to Jesus asking that his servantContinue reading “Eleventh Sunday after Pentecost”

Serbian Nationalists Bash Joe Biden

Clive Leviev-Sawyer Barack Obama, the Democratic Party’s candidate for US president, indulged in a campaign swing through Europe. His vice-presidential running partner, Joe Biden, if tempted to do the same, may as well avoid Belgrade. Memories run deep in the Balkans, but among Serbian nationalists, uppermost on their minds is that long-term senator and foreignContinue reading “Serbian Nationalists Bash Joe Biden”

“One Thing is Needful…”

What’s the point of ecumenism? According to Bishop Kallistos it’s to learn more about our own faith. He says in a recent interview in Lambeth: As Orthodox, we learn, through talking with the Anglicans, to understand better what it is that we as Orthodox believe. And the reverse would be true – I think thatContinue reading ““One Thing is Needful…””