Homily 2: The Apostle John and The Word

by St. John Chrysostom “In the beginning was the Word.” – John 1:1 Were John about to converse with us, and to say to us words of his own, we needs must describe his family, his country, and his education. But since it is not he, but God by him, that speaks to mankind, it […]

On Papal Primacy

by St. Symeon of Thessaloniki (ca. 1381-1429) With the resignation of Pope Benedict, it is a good time to review a few important ideas with regard to the Bishop of Rome. First, the Orthodox affirm Papal Primacy, but reject Papal Supremacy. We should not contradict the Latins when they say that the Bishop of Rome […]