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

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 »

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

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

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 »

A Convert’s Reflection On Ecumenical Witness

Ecumenical Impact on Orthodox Witness and Mission: A Convert’s Reflections By Fr. John Reeves Presented September 24, 2004 at the Conference: “Ecumenism: Origins, Expectations, Disenchantment” The Aristotelian University Thessaloniki, Greece Twenty seven years ago (last week, in fact), I stood outside the doors of the St Seraphim Church, Dallas, Texas, awaiting reception into Holy Orthodoxy. I was asked whether I ... Read More »

Ecuenical Patriarch Bartholomew: We Are Not Betraying Orthodoxy – We Are Not Ecumenists

The Patriarch gives a response to those who criticize the Patriarchate for participating in ecumenical dialogue. Loudaros Andreas September 20, 2013 Dogma.gr A powerful message was sent to multiple recipients within all the Churches today by Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew regarding the issue of ecumenical dialogue. Addressing Patriarch Neophyte of Bulgaria, who is making a peaceful visit to the Ecumenical Patriarchate, ... Read More »