Capital Punishment: Points to Consider by Jim Forest
Blessed are the Meek: Capital Punishment and the Gospel by Fr. Thomas Mueller
God-Given Life by Fr John Garvey
St Nicholas Halts an Execution by Jim Forest
Regarding the Church’s opposition to capital punishment by Fr. Ted Bobosh
A bishop’s opposition to capital punishment by Bishop Seraphim of Ottawa
The Voice of the Victim by Fr. Jacques-Jude Lepine
Doing Justice, Loving Mercy by Catherine Brockenborough
Assessing the Death Penalty: Let the Punishment Fit the Time by Danny Abbott
Bishop Demetrios Attends Signing of Death Penalty Abolition Bill in Illinois by Maria A. Karamitsos
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In “Bases of the Social Concept of the Russian Orthodox Church” adopted by the Holy Synod of the Russian Orthodox Church, the death penalty is condemned, in part because it denies the criminal the opportunity for repentance:
The Orthodox Church in America condemned capital punishment without exception at its All American Council held in St. Louis in 1989:
Statements from Church Hierarchs
Patriarch Alexei likens the death penalty to premeditated murder:
Patriarch of Georgia condemns death penalty:
Metropolitan Herman of the Orthodox Church in America issued statement condemning capital punishment, euthanasia and capital punishment in January 2005:
Metropolitan Evangelos of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese applauded the State of New Jersey for being the first state to abolish the death penalty since its reinstatement in the 1970s:
Archbishop of Athens Christodoulos condemned capital punishment and calls for its abolition. See
Various Bishops condemn capital punishment
Archbishop of Ottawa and Canada (OCA) condemns capital punishment.
Bishop Demitrios (GOA) condemns capital punishment.
Other Orthodox condemnations of capital punishment
Pan-Orthodox Sanctity of Life Prayer Service at St. George Antiochian Church condemns capital punishment, euthanasia, and abortion. See http://www.romarch.org/news.php?id=1540 . In attendance were His Eminence Metropolitan Iakovos from the Greek Metropolis of Chicago, His Eminence Archbishop Nicolae, and His Grace Bishop Demetrios of Mokissos.
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