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Heresies and Delusions Didn’t Stop Appearing After the 8th Century

Metropolitan Serapheim of Piraeus

ANOTHER HIERARCH APPEALS TO THE HOLY SYNOD CONCERNING THE PAN-ORTHODOX COUNCIL Metropolitan Seraphim of Piraeus has sent a letter to the Holy Synod of the Greek Orthodox Church concerning the upcoming Pan-Orthodox Council. The main propositions of the document were published on the website ROMFEA. His Eminenece styled the decision that every Local Church shall be represented by twenty-four hierarchs ... Read More »

Metropolitan Hierotheos of Nafpaktos: Questions about the documents of the Pan Orthodox Synod to the Holy Synod of Greece

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SACRED METROPOLIS OF NAFPAKTOS AND SAINT VLASIOS Nafpaktos, February 17, 2016 To: The Holy and Sacred Synod of the Church of Greece Ioannou Gennadiou 14 115 21 Athens Your Beatitude, President of the Synod, The Synaxis of the Primates of the Orthodox Churches (March 6-9, 2014) decided to set up a Special Inter-Orthodox Commission, consisting of one bishop and one ... Read More »

Professor Demetrios Tselengides critiques the Organization and Working Procedure of the upcoming Pan-Orthodox Synod

Professor Dimitrios Tselingidis

Having written a previous letter critiquing the the up-coming Pan Orthodox Synod, Professor Demetrios Tselengides has written a new letter addressed to the Holy Synod of the Church of Greece. As professor of the School of Theology at Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Dr Tselengides stresses and highlights the problematic parts of the “Organization and Working Procedure of the Holy and Great Council,” as well as ... Read More »

Orthodox and Anglican Churches are on different sides of the abyss, says Russian Orthodox leader

Shahara Bridge Over Chasm In Yemen

The future of ecumenism is in great peril with the gap widening between Orthodox and progressives, says Metropolitan Hilarion of the Russian Orthodox Church a noted theologian and church historian. Speaking before an audience at Villanova University, a Roman Catholic institution on Philadelphia’s historic mainline and one of the oldest in the US, Hilarion said that when the Holy Fathers ... Read More »

Fr Theodore Zisis on the Upcoming Great Pan-Orthodox Synod

Protopresbyter Theodoros Zisis

Fr. Theodoros Zisis is Emeritus Professor of Patrology and former Chair of the Department of Pastoral and Social Theology at Aristotle University of Thessaloniki. In the video below Fr. Theodore, known as a staunch defender of traditional, patristic Orthodoxy, offers his thoughts on the upcoming Great and Holy Council, the decades of preparatory councils in which he sometimes took part, ... Read More »

Metropolitan Athanasios of Lemessos: A Critique of the Documents to be presented at the forthcoming Pan-Orthodox Synod

Metropolitan Athanasios of Limassol - Cyprus

To the Holy and Sacred Synod of the Holy Church of Cyprus. Your Beatitude and Holy Brothers, I received the text that was approved as the decisions of the various Pre-Synodal Pan-Orthodox Committees, which occurred for the preparation of the forthcoming Holy and Great Synod of the Orthodox Church, and the submission of the various approved texts and agendas to ... Read More »

Theological observations and critique of the Text of the Upcoming Pan-Orthodox Council

Professor Dimitrios Tselingidis

Observations on the text: “Relations of the Orthodox Church with the Rest of the Christian World” Professor of the Theological School at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Dr. Dimitrios Tselengidis has sent his first theological observations to the Orthodox hierarchs of several Local Orthodox Churches (including those of Greece, Russia, Serbia, Georgia, Bulgaria, Alexandria, and Antioch) concerning the text: “Relations ... Read More »

SYNAXIS OF THE PRIMATES OF THE ORTHODOX CHURCHES – COMMUNIQUÉ

Orthodox Center of the Ecumenical Patriarchate in Chambésy Geneva

  Chambésy, 21-28, 2016     At the invitation of His All-Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew, the Synaxis of Primates of the Orthodox Autocephalous Churches took place at the Orthodox Centre of the Ecumenical Patriarchate in Chambésy, Geneva, from 21st to 28th January, 2016. The following Primates attended: Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew Patriarch Theodore of Alexandria Patriarch Theophilos of Jerusalem Patriarch Kirill ... Read More »

Liberal Christianity will not survive for a long time – Bishop Hilarion Alfeyev

Metropolitan Hilarion Alfeyev

Address at the opening session of the Central Committee of the World Council of Churches, Geneva, 13 February 2008. Source: Europaica: I would like to draw your attention to the danger of liberal Christianity. The liberalization of moral standards, initiated by some Protestant and Anglican communities several decades ago and developing with ever-increasing speed, has now brought us to a situation ... Read More »