Admonishment Is Not the Same as Excommunication

Admonishment Is Not the Same as Excommunication

Earlier this month, news broke that the Ecumenical Patriarch had sent a letter to the Archbishop of Athens asking to “…depose and excommunicate leading hierarchs and clergy of the Church for their opposition to the ‘Council’ of Crete and its innovative organization and decisions.”  The “council” they are referring to...

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Excerpt on Missions from the Encyclical of the Holy and Great Council of the Orthodox Church

Excerpt on Missions from the Encyclical of the Holy and Great Council of the Orthodox Church

The following is an excerpt on the Orthodox understanding of missions from the Encyclical of the Holy and Great Council of the Orthodox Church, recently held in Crete. II. The mission of the Church in the world The apostolic work and the proclamation of the Gospel, also known as mission,...

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Rev. Fr. Christopher Metropulos: “We realized that the people of God want something important from us”

Rev. Fr. Christopher Metropulos: “We realized that the people of God want something important from us”

Rev. Fr. Christopher T. Metropulos, President of Hellenic College Holy Cross, is speaking exclusively on Pemptousia and OCN, for his experiences from Holy and Great Council. Watch Now! About Pemptousia: Contemporary post-modern man does understand what man is. Through its presence in the internet world, Pemptousia, with its spirit of respect for...

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Rev. Fr. Christopher T. Metropulos: “The Ecumenical Patriarch is the First among Equals”

Rev. Fr. Christopher T. Metropulos: “The Ecumenical Patriarch is the First among Equals”

Rev. Fr. Christopher T. Metropulos, President of Hellenic College Holy Cross, is speaking exclusively on Pemptousia and OCN, for his experiences from Holy and Great Council. Watch Now!   About Pemptousia: Contemporary post-modern man does understand what man is. Through its presence in the internet world, Pemptousia, with its spirit of respect...

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Holy and Great Council, Suicide Attack, Manuscripts from St. Catherine’s Monastery

Holy and Great Council, Suicide Attack, Manuscripts from St. Catherine’s Monastery

Friday, July 01, 2016 Welcome to This Week in Orthodoxy, the world’s only online video newscast focused on events in the life of the Orthodox Church.  I’m Emmy Louvaris. These are some of the stories making headlines this week. 1. Holy and Great Council of the Orthodox Church Proceeds in...

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Archbishop Demetrios: Holy and Great Synod “Unity and not a tedious uniformity”

Archbishop Demetrios: Holy and Great Synod “Unity and not a tedious uniformity”

Archbishop of America Demetrios talks to Pemptousia and OCN about the very importance of the Holy and Great Synod. Click here to watch now.    Click here to see more at Pemptousia.   More information on the Holy and Great Council Coverage of the Holy and Great Council in cooperation with Pemptousia....

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Bishop Gregory Describes His Experience at the Holy and Great Council

Bishop Gregory Describes His Experience at the Holy and Great Council

In this video, His Grace Bishop Gregory of Nyssa of the American Carpatho-Russian Orthodox Diocese of the USA talks to Pemptousia and OCN about his experiences at the participation in the Holy and Great Council. Comparing the Holy and Great Council with the Orthodox Christian Fellowship, the official campus ministry...

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Official Documents Now Available Online

Official Documents Now Available Online

Have you been following the Holy and Great Council?  The final texts of the Holy and Great Council are now available in Greek, English, Russian and French.   Approved Documents 1. The Importance of Fasting and Its Observance Today  2. Relations of the Orthodox Church with the Rest of the...

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An open letter from METROPOLITAN PAUL of ALEPPO

An open letter from METROPOLITAN PAUL of ALEPPO

Metropolitan Pavlos of Aleppo, was abducted, together with the Syro-Jacobite Metropolitan of Aleppo, John Ibrahim, some three years ago, while they were returning to Aleppo from Turkey. Since then no-one knows what has become of them. Below is an open letter from METROPOLITAN PAUL of ALEPPO addressed to all the...

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Today’s Press Conference, Day 5

Today’s Press Conference, Day 5

During today’s press conference of the Holy and Great Council, we are updated on the overall experience during the meetings and the accomplishments of the day. Opening remarks were made by Archbishop Job of Telmessos, spokesperson of the Secretariat of the Holy and Great Council.  Then questions were answered by a panel of...

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