Release of “For the Life of the World” by Holy Cross Orthodox Press
For the Life of the World: Toward a Social Ethos of the Orthodox Church has been released as a new and important book by Holy Cross Orthodox Press with the blessing of His All-Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew.
For the Life of the World takes on modern-day challenges from the rich Orthodox spiritual tradition and offers ways to navigate and respond to racism, poverty, injustice, human rights, reproductive technology, bioethics, climate change, and others. The publication is the culmination of the work of a special commission of theologians, appointed by His All-Holiness, to prepare a document on the social doctrine of the Orthodox Church.
His Eminence Archbishop Elpidophoros of America concludes his foreword to the book by saying, “This text offers to the reader, who is willing to listen, insight and guidance on how to participate in life in the world, all the while enjoying life in the Spirit. It is my prayer and hope that its enlightened discourse will spur all of us to lift our sights to our higher purpose, to the better angels of our nature, and to richer and deeper communion with God and with one another.”
Read the full press release for the publication here.