Do all Religions Have the Same Heavenly Father?

by Fr. Emmanuel Hatzidakis “WE ARE ALL BROTHERS AND SISTERS” Are we? First in Jerusalem (May 27, 2014), and more recently in Rome (June 8, 2014), Patriarch Bartholomew hammers the message of universal brotherhood with intra-Christian and interfaith prayer services (which according to the canons of the Orthodox Church are prohibited) and with statements and declarations […]

The Spiritual Father

by Bishop Kallistos Ware Today is St. Alban’s Day. On this day, I’m posting this article by English Bishop Kallistos Ware.  I call to remembrance particularly the bishop who laid hands upon me, Bishop Innocent of Anchorage. Though some is known publicly, very little of his work and mission is well known outside of Alaska. […]

The Father: His Father, Our Father

by Fr. Patrick Henry Reardon In Jewish worship, it was customary to address God as “Father.” Abinu, Malkinu—“Our Father, our King” has always been a standard praise formula in the synagogue. It is not surprising, therefore, that we find this form of address in the teaching of Jesus, even as we find it in His […]