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We are weeks from experiencing a moment in history that will be talked about for centuries to come. The Bishops of the 14 Autocephalous Churches making up the Holy Orthodox Church will be gathering on Pentecost to convene a Holy and Great Council.
We know our listeners have questions regarding the occasion so we’ve invited His Eminence Metropolitan SAVAS of the Greek Orthodox Metropolis of Pittsburgh to speak with us today.
Topics addressed include: the significance of having all 14 autocephalous churches in one place; issues unique to the diaspora, those living outside Orthodox lands; the challenges of consensus; and, moving the Church from a protective mode to a missionary expression.
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.
And remember to pray for our Church leaders.
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