The Orthodox Understanding of Primacy and Catholicity

by Metropolitan Hilarion Alfeyev In the Orthodox tradition the theme of primacy is closely connected with that of church authority, which, in its turn, is for the Orthodox theologian indivisible from the idea of ‘catholicity’ or ‘conciliarity.’ As is well known, for various historical reasons the Orthodox Church never had and to this very day […]

What Beef Have Women Theologians with Divine Order?

Orthodox Theologies of Women and Ordained Ministry by Rebecca Herman When my husband and I, after a long struggle within the Anglican Communion, were in the process of becoming Orthodox, we were struck and comforted by our priest’s fundamental catechetical premise: “In the Church, we believe that which has been revealed to us.” With equal […]