Process Leading to Great and Holy Council of 2016

Process Leading to Great and Holy Council of 2016

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What an exciting time!  We are living in a great moment of history! While we are celebrating Pentecost on June 19, 2016, fourteen autocephalous Orthodox churches are meeting to form what is being called a Great and Holy Council.

The autocephalous churches include: Church of Constantinople, Church of Alexandria, Church of Antioch, Church of Jerusalem, Church of Russia, Church of Serbia, Church of Romania, Church of Bulgaria, Church of Georgia, Church of Cyprus, Church of Greece, Church of Poland, Church of Albania, Church of Czech Lands and Slovakia.

What is a Great and Holy Council? When was the last one? Why is it important? In the video above, Rev. Dr. John Chryssavgis, Archdeacon of the Ecumenical Patriarchate, explains the process that has brought us to this unique and important event, an event that hasn’t happened in 1200 years.

For more information on the Great and Holy Council, go to orthodoxcouncil.org

 

 

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