Christine Mangala Frost: Memory eternal!

By Razvan Porumb and Elizabeth Theokritoff Institute for Orthodox Christian Studies, Cambridge The Orthodox community in Cambridge – particularly the Institute for Orthodox Christian Studies (IOCS), the Romanian parish of St John the Evangelist and the Russian parish of St Ephraim the Syrian – was heartbroken when Dr Christine Mangala Frost passed to the Lord on […]

Mission in a Wounded World

Orthodox mission scholars and practitioners meet during the International Association for Mission Studies’ conference in Sydney, Australia, July 7 th – 11 th , 2022   By Dr Alison Kolosova The 15th General Assembly of the International Association for Mission Studies (IAMS) tookplace in Sydney, Australia from July 7th -11th 2022. The Assembly had originally […]

Witnesses of the Resurrection: Orthodox Mission in the Contemporary World (online webinars)

Christ is Risen! The Missiology Group of the International Orthodox Theological Association  extends a warm invitation to attend our online webinar series 2021: Witnesses of the Resurrection: Orthodox Mission in the Contemporary World With the aim of encouraging a broader conversation within the Orthodox churches on the theme of Christian witness in today’s world, the IOTA […]

Starting Points

SEASONED WITH SALT: BLOG 2 by Karen Hetherington I’ve recently been setting up a study space at my home down in the depths of the South West of England. Most of the last twenty years has been spent balancing home and raising children with a busy job and now I’m at the stage where the […]

Mission breathing new life into threatened cultures

SEASONED WITH SALT Karen Hetherington in conversation with Alison Kolosova SALT aims to bring missiological research and discussion to a more prominent place in the Orthodox Church and to bring some of the key concerns to a wider group of people. In this series of blogs, Karen Hetherington will be interviewing some of the people […]


By Elena Gogou Situated near the ancient town of Philippi, by the port of Kavala in Northern Greece, is the Shrine of St. Lydia. It is a beautiful place, amidst corn and sunflower fields, at the foot of a hill, with a gurgling stream running through it. St. Lydia is said to be the first […]

“Deaconesses: Past – Present – Future» International Symposium

The International Hellenic University (IHU), and the Center of Ecumenical, Missiological and Environmental Studies (CEMES), are organizing an International Symposium, with the title “Deaconesses: Past – Present – Future»”. The symposium will be held between 31 January and 2 February 2020 at the International Hellenic University in Thermi, Thessaloniki. There will be a particular emphasis […]

Fighting the Copper, Rejecting the Gold

By Rev. Michael Oleksa The Yup’ik Eskimo people in southwest Alaska depend on harvesting hundreds of salmon each summer to feed their families throughout the year.  At the turn of the century, a consortium of British and Canadian investors announced their plans to dig the world’s largest open-pit gold and copper mine at the headwaters of […]