MET. AMBROSE OF KALAVRYTA TO PAT. BARTHOLOMEW: “THE COUNCIL ON CRETE IS A PATH TO SCHISM”

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Pravoslavie.ru - 4/5/17 Met. Ambrose of Kalavryta of the Greek Orthodox Church has sent an open letter to Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew concerning last year’s council on Crete, the main points of which have been published on AgionOros. The metropolitan opens the letter reporting on “the deep sorrow and astonishment” he felt when he learned that the patriarch ...

FIFTY ATHONITE CELLS CEASE COMMEMORATION OF ECUMENICAL PATRIARCH

Pravoslavie.ru - 2/4/17 According to the Greek site vimaorthodoxias.gr, more than fifty Athonite monastic kalyves and cells have ceased commemoration of Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew of Constantinople, as reported by a monk of one of these cells. These small monastic dwellings have taken this step in response to the “ecumenical course” of the Patriarchate of Constantinople, especially following ...

METROPOLITAN HIEROTHEOS OF NAFPAKTOS: “THE COUNCIL IN CRETE CANNOT IMPOSE ITS DECISIONS ON OTHERS”

Pravoslavie.ru - 19/7/16 One of the participants of the Orthodox Church council held in June in Crete, the famous theologian and Church writer Metropolitan Hierotheos (Vlachos) of Nafpaktos, has issued a twenty-page report in which he comments on the circumstances surrounding “the Holy and Great Council.” Specifically, the metropolitan has explained why he refused to sign the ...

METROPOLITAN JEREMIAH OF GORTYS: “WHEN AND WHERE DID THE HOLY FATHERS CALL HERESIES AND SCHISMS ‘CHURCHES?’”

agionoros.ru - 5/7/16 “How could it happen that the Holy and Great Council on Crete called heterodox heretical communities ‘Churches?’” His Grace asked. “They said, wrote, and signed the term 'heterodox Christian Churches.' So now heretics have become a ‘Church?’ Then what oneChurch do we talk about in the Symbol of Faith?” Met. Jeremiah noted that the Greek ...

METROPOLITAN ATHANASIUS OF LIMASSOL: MY CONSCIENCE WOULD NOT ALLOW ME TO SIGN

Pravoslavie.ru - July 2016 Metropolitan Athanasius of Limassol has officially confirmed that during the time of the meeting on Crete he did not sign the document adopted by it: “Relations of the Orthodox Church with the Rest of the Christian World.” It was precisely this document that caused the most acute controversy both before and during the ...

METROPOLITAN HIEROTHEOS OF NAFPATKOS DESCRIBES PROBLEMS WITH DOCUMENTS ADOPTED ON CRETE

Pravoslavie.ru - July 206 As earlier reported, one well-known contemporary theologian, Met. Hierotheos (Vlachos) of Nafpatkos, was among those participants of the Council on Crete who didn’t sign some of the documents adopted there, raising consistent critiques of their contents and proposing theologically reasoned amendments. Agionoros.ru published a statement of Met. Hierotheos, shedding light on the events which ...

SEVEN METROPOLITANS WITHHELD SIGNATURES FROM PAN-ORTHODOX COUNCIL DOCUMENTS

www.pravoslavie.ru - June 2016 Greek media is reporting that at least two documents put forth by the recently concluded Pan-Orthodox Council on Crete were not signed by all delegates. While the names of all delegate bishops from each of the ten represented Local Churches were added to each document by the Secretariat of the Holy and Great Council, ...

PARTICIPANTS IN THE COUNCIL ON CRETE CANNOT COME TO CONSENSUS ON ONE DOCUMENT

Union of Orthodox Journalists - June 2016 During the proceedings of the Council on Crete there arose disagreements concerning the document “Relations of the Orthodox Church with the rest of the Christian World,” reportsRomfea. “We have much to do. It’s possible that this text won’t pass. In any case, we’ll бе examining it throughout the whole day,” stated ...

ORTHODOX CHURCH OF CYPRUS HAS PROPOSED AMENDMENTS TO THE TEXT “RELATIONS OF THE ORTHODOX CHURCH WITH THE REST OF THE CHRISTIAN WORLD”

agionoros.ru- June 2016 The Orthodox Church of Cyprus has distributed an official statement reflecting its position on the eve of the Pan-Orthodox Council. Its main provisions are as follows: - The Church of Cyprus considers the Orthodox Church the “one, holy, catholic, and Apostolic Church, which has preserved inviolate the unity of the faith once delivered to ...

ADDRESS OF THE BROTHERS OF THE HOLY DORMITION POCHAEV LAVRA AND OF THE HOLY SPIRIT SKETE OF THE LAVRA IN CONNECTION WITH THE FORTHCOMING PAN-ORTHODOX COUNCIL

www.pravoslavie.ru - June 2016 Beloved fathers, brothers, and sisters in Christ! From June 16 to 27, 2016 on the island of Crete will transpire the Pan-Orthodox Council, which, unfortunately, has not been canceled. At the Council they will examine the following documents: -Autonomy and the Means of Proclaiming It -The Importance of Fasting and Its Observance Today -Relations of the Orthodox ...

The Holy Synod of Bishops Deliberates on Problems Arising in Preparation for the Pan-Orthodox Council

Official website of the Synod of Bishops of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia - June 2016 During a meeting of the Holy Synod of the Russian Orthodox Church in Moscow on June 3, 2016, it was noted that as the Pan-Orthodox Council approaches, serious problems have arisen demanding immediate action throughout the Orthodox Church. “The ...

GEORGIAN CHURCH RESPONDS TO ECUMENICAL PATRIARCHATE CLERIC’S ACCUSATIONS

His Holiness the Catholicos-Patriarch of All Georgia Ilia II and Metropolitan Andrew (Gvazava) of Samtavisi and Ghori

Facebook - April 2016 Below is the reply of the Georgian Orthodox Church representative, His Eminence Metropolitan Andrew of Ghori and Ateni, to an article written by the Archpriest of the Ecumenical Patriarchate (George Tsetsi) entitled "A True Event or Provocation, the decision of the Church of Georgia?" (source for both letters: amen.gr) His Eminence's reply is thorough, ...