Serbian Orthodox Church Will be Present at the Holy and Great Council

Serbian Orthodox Church Will be Present at the Holy and Great Council

THE HOLY SYNOD OF BISHOPS OF THE SERBIAN ORTHODOX CHURCH Syn. No. 840 15th June 2016 C O M M U N I Q U E In brotherly love, while with responsibility and hopes preparing for the participation in the Holy and Great Council of the Orthodox Church, which, God...

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Why Isn’t the Russian Orthodox Church Attending The Holy and Great Council?

Why Isn’t the Russian Orthodox Church Attending The Holy and Great Council?

 I thought you would all be interested to read this perspective as to why the Russian Orthodox Church has decided not to attend the Holy and Great Council even after agreeing to do so.  These are not easy times but when you try to bring a family together that hasn’t...

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Join Webinar hosted Media conference with Ecumenical Patriarchate Press Director:  Holy and Great Council TODAY

Join Webinar hosted Media conference with Ecumenical Patriarchate Press Director: Holy and Great Council TODAY

WHO: Rev. Dr. John Chryssavgis, director, Ecumenical Patriarchate Press Office for the Holy and Great Council WHAT: Webinar-hosted media conference on the upcoming Holy and Great Council, June 16-27, 2016, Orthodox Academy of Crete WHEN: Wednesday, June 15, 17:00 hrs in Crete (UTC +3) Jun 15, 2016 10:00 AM (GMT-4:00)...

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Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School of Theology Faculty Statement on the Holy and Great Council

Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School of Theology Faculty Statement on the Holy and Great Council

The Faculty of Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School of Theology fully supports the coming Holy and Great Council of the Orthodox Church to be held at the Orthodox Academy on Crete June 16-27, 2016.  The Faculty affirms the importance of this Council for the life and witness of the Orthodox...

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Holy and Great Council

Holy and Great Council

The Council will take place after over 1000 years of not meeting and over 50 years of planning, studying and praying.  This meeting is an event which people throughout the world both Orthodox and non Orthodox should be interested in due to the fact that the body of Hierarchs and...

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Many Members, One Body

Many Members, One Body

When family members have been isolated for a long time – in the case of the autocephalous Orthodox Churches, for entire centuries – it is natural for fear and uncertainty to overshadow the possibility of conversation. The Holy and Great Council provides a unique moment and opportunity for such an...

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MANY MEMBERS, ONE BODY

MANY MEMBERS, ONE BODY

We are called to pray and support our Church fathers as they gather for the historic Holy and Great Council this week. Please note that the Ecumenical Patriarchate’s Press Office website, www.orthodoxcouncil.org, has updated information on some of the questions that have been appearing in news media and on social...

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Over 1,000 Orthodox Scholars Urge the Council to be Held in June 2016

Over 1,000 Orthodox Scholars Urge the Council to be Held in June 2016

In a few short days, the Holy and Great Council is scheduled to take place. Among announcements that some Primates are not planning to attend, an open letter signed by over 1,000 Orthodox Scholars around the World was sent to all 14 Autocephalous Primates urging and praying for unity, as...

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Fr. Stavros Akrotirianakis Speaks Concerning the Holy and Great Council.

Fr. Stavros Akrotirianakis Speaks Concerning the Holy and Great Council.

Soon we will be experiencing a Holy and Great Council on Pentecost Week, June 16-27.  Listen as Emmy Louvaris speaks with Fr. Stavros Akrotirianakis to explain the event to our youth and young adults.  Fr. Stavros is the parish priest of St. John Greek Orthodox Church in Tampa, FL and...

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Orthodox Churches Plant Seeds for Unity Despite Tough Conditions

Orthodox Churches Plant Seeds for Unity Despite Tough Conditions

Messaging Committee Convenes in Communion Kolymvari, Crete, Greece– The budding fruits of the upcoming Holy and Great Council began forming when the “Messaging Committee” convened. Τhe Messaging Committee is a gathering that expresses faith in collective roots despite a rocky history, which stretches across hundreds of years and unimaginably diverse cultures....

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