The Elephant in the Ecumenical Room

The Elephant in the Ecumenical Room

Especially in advance of the much-anticipated Great and Holy Council scheduled for later this year, there has been much talk about the importance of our ecumenical connections, including the possibility of recognizing the baptisms of all the other Christians churches and denominations. Part of the discussion has revolved around the...

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Authority in Orthodox Christian Councils

Authority in Orthodox Christian Councils

BY WHAT AUTHORITY? CONCILIAR AUTHORITY IN THE CHURCH by Gregory Tucker The long-awaited pan-Orthodox council will be upon us in a few short months. If all goes ahead as announced, representatives of each of the fourteen universally-recognized autocephalous Orthodox Churches will meet on the island of Crete for two weeks at the...

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Ecumenical History Is Being Made

Ecumenical History Is Being Made

  Keynote Address By His All-Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew To the Synaxis of the Primates of the Orthodox Churches (Geneva 22-01-2016)   Your Beatitudes and beloved Brothers in the Lord, Primates of the local most holy Orthodox Churches and venerable representatives of brother Primates precluded from participating in this Synaxis,...

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Ecumenical Patriarch Convenes Synaxis in Geneva

Ecumenical Patriarch Convenes Synaxis in Geneva

    Jan 19, 2016 NEW YORK – His All-Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew will convene under his chairmanship, Jan. 21-28, 2016, a Synaxis of the Primates of the local Orthodox Churches at the Orthodox Center of the Ecumenical Patriarchate in Chambésy, Geneva. The Synaxis will deal with matters related to preparation...

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1st International Conference on Digital Media  and Orthodox Pastoral Care

1st International Conference on Digital Media and Orthodox Pastoral Care

Athens, Greece: In the last two decades, we as people have witnessed an unprecedented explosion as regards the evolution of electronic means of communication and provision of information. Local Orthodox Churches and Orthodox believers the world over have not been slow to make their presence felt in this novel scene,...

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Divine Liturgy: Fathers of the 7th Ecumenical Council

Divine Liturgy: Fathers of the 7th Ecumenical Council

On this Sunday, we commemorate the Holy Fathers of the Seventh Ecumenical Council. ___________________________ Posted by the Orthodox Christian Network.  You can find the Orthodox Christian Network on Google+.

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Special Inter-Orthodox Commission for Preparing Pan-Orthodox Council Begins Its Work

Special Inter-Orthodox Commission for Preparing Pan-Orthodox Council Begins Its Work

On September 30, 2014, the Special Inter-Orthodox Commission for Preparing a Pan-Orthodox Council began its work at the Patriarchate of Constantinople’s Ecumenical Center in Chambesy near Geneva. The aim of the meeting is to edit the earlier adopted draft documents of the Holy and Great Council of the Orthodox Church....

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Divine Liturgy on Sunday of the Holy Fathers

Divine Liturgy on Sunday of the Holy Fathers

You are greatly glorified, O Christ our God, who established our Fathers as luminaries upon the earth, and through them led us all to the true Faith. O Most compassionate, glory to You. +Apolytikion in the Plagal of the Fourth Tone __________________________________________ Posted by the Orthodox Christian Network.  You can...

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Orthodoxy and Inter-Christian Dialogue: 10 Principles from Fr. Georges Florovsky

Orthodoxy and Inter-Christian Dialogue: 10 Principles from Fr. Georges Florovsky

When we look at the problem of Christian division today, the recognition of present-day differences and disagreement is essential. We cannot pretend that we are all in agreement. But what should our response to disagreement be? Many Orthodox Christians on the internet move immediately to polemics or triumphalism, and exhibit...

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Sunday of the Holy Fathers

Sunday of the Holy Fathers

The highest authority within the Church itself is the Ecumenical Council. During the early period of the Christian Church, many councils were held to establish once and for all the basic beliefs of the Christian Church. Hundreds of Church Fathers gathered in many placed during a four-century period to settle...

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