Basic Glossary of Orthodox Terminology.

I had been planning on putting a little glossary together to help us all better understand some of the Orthodox terminology as we explore the Ukraine Crisis and the Orthodox Church.  Then I thought the Internet probably has such a focused glossary.  This one seems to be helpful for most of our glossary concerns.  Now if you are wondering what is meant by patriarchate, autocephalous, metropolitan, etc., you can easily check it out.

https://www.orthodoxcouncil.org/glossary-of-terms

Media Coverage of Orthodoxy and the Ukraine War

Media Coverage of Orthodoxy and the Ukraine War – Terry Mattingly, 4/22/22 (Interesting and informative 34 minute interview)

https://issuesetc.org/2022/04/22/1123-media-coverage-of-orthodoxy-and-the-ukraine-war-terry-mattingly-4-22-22/

2022-5-21 Announcement of Ukraine Presentation.

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Our second Informational Presentation on the Ukraine Crisis with Q & A scheduled Saturday, May 21, 10:00 am, features Russian Orthodox Priest, Fr. Edward Henderson.   Fr. Edward grew up as an Episcopalian in Florida, has spent time in both Russia and Ukraine, speaks Russian, has a Masters Degree in Russian Studies, and a Master of Divinity Degree.  Fr. Edward is pastor of St. John the Baptist Russian Orthodox Church, a parish of the Diocese of the West of the Orthodox Church in America located in Berkeley, CA.

The war in Ukraine has continued and Christian leaders, denominations and communities have become more involved.

Googling the Ukraine War will bring up such articles as “As Pope Calls for Truce, Moscow's Kirill Blesses War,” “Russia-Ukraine War: The Common KGB Past of Putin and Kirill, the Russian Orthodox Patriarch Who Supports ‘Just War’” and related articles.

The May 21  Presentation with Q&A meets 10:00-11:45, at Benicia Lutheran Church, 201 Raymond Dr., to discuss the role of religion in this conflict and how the Christian Church is and should be responding.  One video that provides a helpful overview of the geopolitical and religious background to the current crisis is by Sister Vassa, daughter of a Russian Orthodox priest, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1OhLtsDa9EU&t=4s

All are welcome. For more information contact Pastor Phil at 925-586-2575 or blcpastor@sbcglobal.net
 

JUST-WAR THEORY

For an introduction to Just War Theory, you could check this out:
https://www.gcsnc.com/cms/lib/NC01910393/Centricity/Domain/5418/Just-War%20Theory.pdf

Why is Russia’s church backing Putin’s war? Church-state history gives a clue


Here's a helpful article on the background of Putin and the Russian Orthodox Church. https://theconversation.com/why-is-russias-church-backing-putins-war-church-state-history-gives-a-clue-178732
 
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Media Coverage of the War in Ukraine

Podcasts are a great source of information on Ukraine Crisis:

This podcast from Issues Etc recorded March 9 is an interview between Host Todd Wilkin (LCMS Pastor) and a Journalist Terry Mattingly who was Evangelical Protestant (Baptist and Anglican) before joining the Orthodox Church.   0681. Media Coverage of the War in Ukraine and the Orthodox Church – Terry Mattingly, 3/9/22
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The Briefing Friday, March 18th, 2022

The second podcast which is also available in print format is by the very knowledgeable conservative Baptist and Seminary President Albert Mohler.who has The Briefing daily podcast..  While there are a number of The Briefing podcasts on the Russian Ukrainian conflict, the one for today, March 10 is particularly relevant.  The Briefing - AlbertMohler.com Friday, March 18, 2022

Both of the above podcast producers have Apps that you can download free on your phone.
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Hundreds of Russian Pastors Oppose War in Ukraine
(UPDATED) Ukrainian evangelicals demand more Bonhoeffers, as Russian evangelicals debate whether public protest under Putin can achieve more than prayer.
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A woman holds a "Stop the war" placard in central Moscow during a protest against Russia's invasion of Ukraine, on March 3, 2022.
Ukrainian evangelicals have had enough.
Battered by a week of war, they have heard numerous prayers for peace uttered by their Russian colleagues. But they did not hear condemnation.
“Your unions have congratulated Putin, giving thanks for freedom of belief,” said Taras Dyatlik, the Overseas Council regional director for Eastern Europe and Central Asia. “The time has come to make use of that freedom.”
Hundreds of Russian Pastors Oppose War in Ukraine

 

Donations

Websites for giving to Ukrainian Relief.

Lutheran Church Missouri Synod

Samaritan’s Purse

World Vision