The Orthodox Observer places the Church in the context of the current world we live in through a diverse and informative experience — offering participants meaningful exchange with the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America, her ministries, and affiliates. The experience provides the faithful significant content to listen to, watch, and read; in order to lead, grow, and inspire.
This page explores the relationships between Orthodox Christianity and Judaism through the centuries and today.
The resources featured here aim to address Anti-Semitism through a variety of interviews, readings, and videos, as well as an original miniseries of panel conversations moderated by Archdeacon John Chryssavgis.
We are delighted to offer this material to parishes and people of good will in the hope of bridge-building and peace-making within the religious and wider community.
Official Orthodox Christian-Jewish Dialogues
- 1977, Lucerne, Switzerland
- 1979, Bucharest, Romania
- 1993, Vouliagmeni, Greece
- 1998, Ma’aleh HaChamisha, Israel
- 2003, Thessaloniki, Greece
- 2007, Jerusalem, Israel
- 2009, Athens, Greece
- 2013, Thessaloniki, Greece
- 2015, Athens, Greece
- 2017, Jerusalem, Israel
- 2022, Vienna, Austria
- "For the Life of the World", par. 56-57 (2020)
- “Fulfillment in Continuity: The Orthodox Christian Theology of Biblical Israel” Rev. Demetrios Tonias (2019)
- “Christians of the Holy Land and the Jewish State” Rev. Michael Azar (2018)
- "It’s that time of the year again: in tone four, ‘The murderers of God, the lawless nation of the Jews…” Bogdan G. Bucur (2018)
- “Prophetic Matrix and Theological Paradox: Jews and Judaism in the Holy Week and Pascha Observances of the Greek Orthodox Church” Rev. Michael Azar (2015)
- “Sharing the Inheritance: An Orthodox Christian View of the Church as New Israel in the Context of the Contemporary Jewish-Christian Dialouge” Rev. Demetrios Tonias (2012)
- “The People of God: An Orthodox Perspective" Rev. George Papademetriou (2008)
Responding to Anti-Semitism - News and Documents
News and Developments
- Remarks of His All-Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew at the IJCIC Presentation (2021)
- Remarks of His All-Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew at the AJC Human Dignity Award (2021)
- Concluding Remarks of AJC Chair of Interreligious Affairs Bobi Baruch at Presentation of Human Dignity Award to Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew (2021)
- Remarks of AJC Director of Interreligious and Intergroup Relations Rabbi Noam Marans at Presentation of Human Dignity Award to Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew (2021)
- Introduction and Remarks of AJC President Harriet Schleifer at Presentation of Human Dignity Award to Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew (2021)
- Archbishop Elpidophoros Stands with Jewish Community in the face of Rising Anti-Semitism (2019)
- Address of His Eminence, Archbishop Elpidophoros of America to the Breakfast meeting offered by the New York Board of Rabbis (2019)
- Greetings by Rabbi Arthur Schneier to His Eminence Archbishop Elpidophoros (2019)
- H.B. Patriarch Theophilos of Jerusalem, “Orthodox-Jewish Dialogue” (2017)
- H.A.H. Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew, “Jerusalem in Judaism and Christianity” (2017)
- H.A.H. Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew, “Speech at Yad Vashem” (2014)
- Archbishop Demetrios Receives Isaiah Award from the American Jewish Committee (2008)
- Fifth Academic Meeting Between Judaism And Orthodox Christianity Held In Thessaloniki (May 27-29, 2003)
- Christian and Jewish Leaders, Including Archbishop Demetrios, Heads of the NCC and Many Member Communions, Sign Open Letter on Energy Conservation and God's Creation (2001)
“Righteous among the Nations”
- Fr. Cyrille ArgentiRev.
Cyrille Argenti Fr. Cyrille, a fervent Christian who believed it was his duty to help the persecuted, transported Jews from Marseilles to villages with institutions and individuals willing to “adopt” them.
- Metropolitan Chrysostomos
Metropolitan Chysostomos of Zakynthos During WWII, Metropolitan Chrysostomos protected the 275 Jews living on the island of Zakynthos from German forces.
- Saint Dimitri KlepininSaint
Dimitri Klepinin Fr. Dimitri, along with Mother Maria, objected vehemently to the anti-Jewish measures in France during WWII, and opened the doors of the Lourmel center to the victims of persecution.
- Mother Maria of ParisSaint Mary (Skobtsova) of Paris
Mother Maria did wonders in finding long-term hiding places for the persecuted Jews whom she had sheltered in the Lourmel center.