The Bulgarian government must request a review of the European Court of Human Rights’ decision from September 5 obliging the state to create a legal framework to afford legal recognition and protection to gay couples, says the Holy Synod of the Bulgarian Orthodox Church.
The preparation for the youth conference is now in full swing. What awaits its participants? The Deputy Chairman of the Synodal Youth Department and the President of Prince Vladimir Youth Association, Archpriest Andrei Sommer, tells us.
Though Halloween was born within the bosom of the Church, it has been combined and corrupted by pagan aspects, and thus is unacceptable for the Orthodox faithful today, says a new statement from the Georgian Orthodox Church.
Abp. Peter’s letter is an instructional letter intended for his clergy, but was also posted and circulated online and thus became a point of wide discussion. Fr. Peter’s response to Abp. Peter was also sent to all the hierarchs of the ROCOR Synod and was made available to OrthoChristian by our own sources.
If a child has small tasks and household chores, or when he can take care of someone and show his self-organization skills in everyday life, it will be easier for him to show the same qualities in a school setting.
The recent decision from the Holy Synod of the Cypriot Orthodox Church regarding sex education in the island nation’s schools was not final, and in fact, opinions among the hierarchs varied, says His Eminence Metropolitan Neophytos of Morphou.