A less than optimistic view on Christian Unity

KNEWS - June 2016 Buy Hardcopies at Amazon and Lulu bookstore Amazon – ($12.00) http://www.amazon.com/Orthodox-Dilemma-George-Alexander/dp/1329629787 Lulu (25% discount) –  ($9.00) http://www.lulu.com/shop/http://www.lulu.com/shop/george-alexander/the-orthodox-dilemma/paperback/product-22650819.html Kindle Copies https://www.amazon.com/Orthodox-Dilemma-Reflections-Pan-Orthodox-Concilliar-ebook/dp/B017P1RFBS Book: The Orthodox Dilemma: Personal Reflections on Global Pan-Orthodox Christian Conciliar Unity Author: George Alexander Reviewer: Dr Glenville Ashby Early this year, Pope Francis and Patriarch Kirill met in Cuba, delivering a historic joint declaration that partly outlined the following: – Notwithstanding [our] shared Tradition ...

Ecumenical Prayer in Jerusalem: “More United in Persecution”

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Carlo Giorgi - February 2015 The Holy Land Christian Ecumenical Foundation (HCEF) In the face of the advance of Islamic fundamentalism, persecution and suffering undergone today more than ever, the Christians of the Holy Land have to offer the world two signs: reciprocal love and prayer. This was the heart of the sermon pronounced on 28th January ...

Babingley’s contribution to “The Week of Prayer for Christian Unity”

British Orthodox Church - February 2015 For a number of years, the British Orthodox congregation at Babingley have extended a warm welcome to their neighbours to attend a special service of Evening Prayer with a guest speaker on an ecumenical theme during the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity. This year, however, it was decided to ...

Week of Prayer at the Romanian Patriarchate

January 2015 “Through the meditation on the texts of the Holy Scriptures we strengthen our own faith and open ourselves to the other confessions”. This assertion was made tonight, in the Patriarchal Cathedral, after the Vesper service, by His Beatitude Daniel, Patriarch of Romania, at the beginning of the Week of Prayer for the Christian Unity. “We ...

Patriarch Mor Ignatius Aphrem II Delivers a Lecture on Christian Unity and Peace in the “Peace is the Future” Conference in Antwerp – Belgium

September 2014 On Monday September 8, 2014, His Holiness Patriarch Mor Ignatius Aphrem II participated in a panel on “Christian Unity and Peace” in the “Peace is the Future Conference” and delivered a lecture entitled: “Christian Unity and Peace: St. Paul’s Call Since the Early Church”. During His Lecture, His Holiness spoke about the unity in Christian ...

Christian Unity is imperative in the Middle East – States Catholicos Aram I

10/9/14 On the first day of the International Conference on Christians in the Middle East, His Holiness Aram I addressed the theme of church unity. In his presentation he spoke of the theological foundations of church unity, he addressed the question of why Christian unity is indispensable for the churches in the Middle East and he ...

Assyrian Church of the East Hosts Major Week of Prayer for Christian Unity Event in Beirut

February 2014 “For where two or three gather in my name, there am I with them.” Matthew 18:20 The Assyrian Church of the East in Lebanon has hosted an ecumenical celebration marking the end of the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity. The event, on 26 January 2014, was held at St George Cathedral of the Assyrian ...

The Week of Prayer at the Romanian Patriarchate

28/1/14 “The prayer is the best antidote to the state of division and only holiness can be the antidote to secularisation”. This assertion was made by His Beatitude Daniel, Patriarch of Romanhia, on Saturday, 25 January 2014, in the Patriarchal Cathedral, after the Vesper service, in the end of theWeek of Prayer for Christian Unity. “Secularisation is ...

PRAYER FOR UNITY AND PRACTICAL COOPERATION AMONG THE CHRISTIAN CHURCHES

The Press Office of the Romanian Patriarchate informs us: Every year, on the third week of January (18 – 25 January), the Christian Churches from all over the world organise nights of prayers for Christian unity. The theme of the Week of Prayer for the Christian Unity for 2013 is inspired by the Gospel text of ...

The Week of Prayer at the Patriarchate

Romanian Church 27/1/2012 The Week of Prayer for Christian Unity ended on 25 January 2012, in Bucharest, with the religious service celebrated at the Patriarchal Cathedral. Representatives of several Christian churches and confessions and delegates of the state institutes attended the Vespers together with the faithful of the capital city of the country. The religious service was ...

Patriarch Kirill meets with president of the Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity

16.03.2011 His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia met with Cardinal Kurt Koch, President of the Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity, on 16 March 2011 at his working residence in Chisty Pereulok. They discussed major areas of cooperation between the Russian Orthodox Church and the Roman Catholic Church, especially the issues considered by the ...

Catholics, Orthodox in Belarus celebrate Christian Unity Week

30/1/2011 Minsk, Belarus, Jan 30, 2011 / 07:20 pm (CNA).- Catholic leaders in Belarus celebrated the annual week dedicated to Christian unity by gathering and breaking bread with local heads of Orthodox, Lutheran and other other Christian denominations. From January 18 – 25, Christians around the globe marked the Octave of Prayer for Christian Unity, a ...

Christian Unity Service at Babingley

The British Orthodox Church 23/1/2011 Each year in January the British Orthodox Church at Babingley hosts one of the events for Churches’ Together in King’s Lynn to mark the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity, which has proved very popular and has always been well attended. As British Orthodox clergy and members from the ...

Ecumenical all night vigil in Warsaw

Karina Michaluk 24.01.2011 "Only with mutual understanding and respect, by mutual enrichment, without forcing the partner to no longer represent their views (...) only the way of understanding and tolerance leads to a community and being together." - So about the conditions of ecumenism said head of Orthodox Church in Poland , Metropolitan Sawa during ...

Prayer and Practical Co-operation for Christian Unity

17/1/2011 The Press Office of the Romanian Patriarchate informs us: During the third week of January (18 – 25 January) the Christian Churches all over the world organise every year evenings of prayer for Christian Unity. The theme of the Week of prayer for Christian Unity in 2011 is inspired by the scriptural text “They devoted ...