Category: Statements from Clergy

A Moral and Spiritual Challenge May 23, 2007 The following statement, “Global Climate Change: A Moral and Spiritual Challenge,” was adopted by the Standing Conference of Canonical Orthodox Bishops in the Americas (SCOBA) at their May 23, 2007 session at St. Vladimir’s Seminary in Crestwood, NY. The document conveys a theological understanding of the role […]

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Stewards of Creation We are all called to be sensitive to the greatest risk to the survival of our planet — namely, the dramatic changes in our climate and in our environment. Orthodox Christians understand the meaning of being stewards — oikonomoi — and we reach out to you, to work together with all the […]

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The Major Objections from Climate Deniers by OFT, Saint Seraphim of Sarov Orthodox parish The Orthodox Church has been warning its members about climate change for over thirty years. Beginning with HAH Patriarch +Dimitrios in 1989, the Church has been concerned about this issue because of the moral, ethical and spiritual principles which mandate taking […]

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