Shaped by a life of service to Christ’s Church, Fr. Christopher has dedicated himself to using all the tools God has placed at his disposal to spread the light of Orthodoxy across America. As Founding Father and host of the Orthodox Christian Network (OCN) and the “Come Receive The Light” national Orthodox Christian radio program, he shepherds a dynamic and rapidly expanding ministry bringing joy, hope, and salvation in Jesus Christ to millions of listeners on Internet and land-based radio around the world in more than 130 countries. Fr. Christopher is the former President of Hellenic College Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School of Theology and Parish Priest of Saint Demetrios Greek Orthodox Church in Ft. Lauderdale, FL.
We are about to experience a moment in history that will be talked about for centuries to come. The Bishops of the Holy Orthodox Church will be gathering on Pentecost to convene a Holy and Great Council. It’s been 1200 years since anything of this magnitude has taken place.
We know our listeners have questions regarding the occasion so we’ve invited Fr. Nathanael Symeonides to be with us today. Fr. Nathanael is the Director of the Department of Inter-Orthodox, Ecumenical & Interfaith Relations for the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America and the Executive Assistant to Chairman of the Assembly of Canonical Orthodox Bishops of the United States of America.
Listen as they answer the following questions: Who is going from America? What is going to be discussed? Why did it take so long to plan? What is the difference between a Holy and Great Council and an Ecumenical Council?
For more information on the Holy and Great Council go to the official website holycouncil.org. You can also visit the Ecumenical Patriarchate Press Office at www.orthodoxcouncil.org.
Let us know if you have other questions and we will see if we can get them answered.
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