"𝐎𝐑𝐓𝐇𝐎𝐃𝐎𝐗 𝐂𝐇𝐔𝐑𝐂𝐇 𝐀𝐍𝐃 𝐑𝐀𝐂𝐈𝐒𝐌
Yesterday, the Holy Orthodox Church commemorated the feast of Saint Moses the Black of Scete.
Saint Moses was an Ethiopian, before his conversion he was known for banditry until through the mercy of God he repented and lived all his life in one of the desert monasteries until his death.
On the occasion of the commemoration of the feast of Saint Moses, Metropolitan Alexander was invited to be part of a discussion on Orthodox Church and Racism.
The discussion which is part of a series of topics by the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America, seeks to draw the consciousness of the Orthodox Church to the bedevilling issue of racism within the Church and proffer solutions on how it can be eradicated from the body of Christ.
The participants of the discussion were Nun Katherine from St. Moses the Black brotherhood, Fr. Nathanael Johnson both Afro-Americans, and our very own Metropolitan Alexander who has been in the forefront in the fight against all forms of tribalism, discrimination, and racism not just in our Archdiocese, but also in the Alexandrian Patriarchate.
The discussion was hosted by Rev. Dr. John Chryssavgis, Archdeacon of the Ecumenical Throne. He currently serves as theological advisor to the Ecumenical Patriarch and has authored many books and articles in several languages on theology, spirituality, and ecology.
Below are excerpt clips of the discussion. Full and clean recorded interview will be made available soonest.
Feel free to drop your views on racism as it affects your locality and what you think can be done to fight racism."