GEORGIAN PATRIARCH EXPLAINS WHY IT WILL NOT PARTICIPATE IN THE PAN-ORTHODOX COUNCIL

Pravoslavie.ru -13/6/16

The Georgian Orthodox Church has decided not to participate in the Pan-Orthodox Council, because there are certain issues which it finds unacceptable, announced the Georgian Patriarch Ilia II, reports RIA-Novosti.

Earlier the Georgian Orthodox Church made public the eleven point agenda of the meeting of the Holy Synod, clarifying the reasons why it is not participating in the Council, including “the failure to restore eucharistic communion between the Antiochian and Jerusalem Churches,” and “that the recommendations of the Georgian Church on the necessity of amending a number of documents were not taken into account,” including the document “The Mystery of Marriage and Its Impediments,” and “The Mission of the Orthodox Church in the Modern World.”

 Translated by Jesse Dominick

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