We Need to Start the Conciliar Process from Somewhere

We Need to Start the Conciliar Process from Somewhere

In this short video, watch as Peter Petkoff, Managing Director of “Law and Religion” Journal, Oxford University, speaks exclusively to Pemptousia and OCN regarding the challenges of the Holy and Great Council and its historical importance.   He brings up question such as, “What does it mean to be Church?”...

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The Holy and Great Council as a Celebration for Orthodoxy

The Holy and Great Council as a Celebration for Orthodoxy

Watch this short video as Nikos Magghioros, Assistant Professor of Canon Law at the Theology School of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, speaks exclusively with Pemptousia and OCN.  He testifies to the joy present at the in Holy and Great Council.   More information on the Holy and Great Council Coverage of the...

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The Significance of the Holy and Great Council, Tης σπουδαιότητος της Αγίας και Μεγάλης Συνόδου

The Significance of the Holy and Great Council, Tης σπουδαιότητος της Αγίας και Μεγάλης Συνόδου

Ο Γέρων Αμερικής Δημήτριος ομιλεί περί της σπουδαιότητος της Αγίας και Μεγάλης Συνόδου και της σημασίας της για την Εκκλησία. His Eminence Elder Demetrios of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America speaks on the significance of the Holy and Great Council and its importance for the Church. This video is...

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Feeling the Holy Spirit’s presence in the Holy and Great Council

Feeling the Holy Spirit’s presence in the Holy and Great Council

Watch this insightful interview with His Eminence Metropolitan ALEXIOS of Greek Orthodox Metropolis of Atlanta as he shares his thoughts and experience as a participant in the Holy and Great Council. The video is available in ENGLISH and GREEK.   More information on the Holy and Great Council Coverage of the Holy and...

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The Church: Local and Global

The Church: Local and Global

Here we are, at the fifth day of the Holy and Great Council. How are things going? Watch this short video of Fr. John  Chryssavgis, an archdeacon and theological adviser to His All-Holiness Patriarch Bartholomew of Constantinople, with an update on the daily activities and purpose of this Holy Gathering. He...

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Today’s Press Conference of the Holy and Great Council

Today’s Press Conference of the Holy and Great Council

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...

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Official texts, livestreaming of Holy and Great Council available on Internet

Official texts, livestreaming of Holy and Great Council available on Internet

CRETE—The official texts of the opening speeches and addresses for the Holy and Great Council are available at HOLYCOUNCIL.ORG , in their original languages. Translations will be posted as they become available.   More than 320 journalists, representing 138 media outlets and 25 countries, have received credentials for the Council....

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Statement by House Foreign Affairs Committee Member, Congressman Lee Zeldin (R-NY) recognizing the Holy and Great Council

Statement by House Foreign Affairs Committee Member, Congressman Lee Zeldin (R-NY) recognizing the Holy and Great Council

Inspired by the The Order of St. Andrew of the Ecumenical Patriarchate, The Orthodox Christian Network will be featuring the good works and deeds of faith that defend and promote the Orthodox Christian faith and tradition. An Archon is an honoree by His All Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew for his...

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World Orthodox Leaders Finally Meet

World Orthodox Leaders Finally Meet

With the eyes of the world on the Holy and Great Council taking place during these days following Pentecost, the Orthodoxy Christian Network is interested in sharing the many news sources talking about this historic event. An article titled, “World Orthodox leaders meet in landmark event” by Will Worley was...

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There Is Order Even Among Equals

There Is Order Even Among Equals

News agencies, both secular and religious, have picked up coverage of the Holy and Great Council. One of the recent articles, Orthodox ‘Great Council’ gets underway amid signs of division, in CRUX, a Catholic publication, addresses the issues why Antioch, Bulgaria, Georgia and Russia are not attending, calling for the meeting...

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