The Palm Sunday massacre targeted Pope Tawadros II – why the media silence?

Archbishopcranmer - 12/4/17 If a suicide bomber had detonated himself in a pew at St Peter’s Basilica while the Pope of Rome was presiding over the liturgy, the world’s media would be talking about an assassination attempt on the life of Francis, which it surely would have been. When a bomb or a bullet gets within ...

Statement of the Secretariat of the Holy Synod of Antioch – Balamand

Anthiochian Orthodox Patriarchate - June-July 2016 At the end of the seventh extraordinary session which begun on May 25th 2016, the Holy Synod of Antioch convened on June 27, 2016 in Balamand. The Synod was presided by His Beatitude Patriarch John X, with the participation of the Bishops of the Holy See of Antioch, The fathers congratulated ...

Churches’ Appeal for Respect for Sunday

Kamila Siemieńczuk - January 2015 The heads of all the Christian Churches in Poland (Churches which are members of Polish Ecumenical Council) met together on 20th January 2015 to sign "An Appeal of Christian Churches in Poland for Respect and Celebration of Sunday". The fruitful meeting took place in the Lutheran Centre in Warsaw. The reasons why ...

Meeting of the Polish Ecumenical Council

Michal Karski, translation- Magdalena Ignaciuk- December 2014 The General Assembly of the World Council of Churches in Busan and the ecumenical activity in the regions were two main topics of discussion at the Annual Conference of Branches and the Commission of Polish Ecumenical Council. The conference was held on 24 November in the Orthodox Culture Center in Warsaw. It was attended ...

Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin Welcomes the Resolution Adopted by the U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee

April 2014 On April 12, the regular session of the Ecumenical Council of the Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin was held. During the meeting they reflected on Resolution 410, adopted by the U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee, recognizing the Armenian Genocide. On this occasion the Ecumenical Council addressed a letter to Senator Robert Menendez, President of U.S. Senate ...

Heresies and Councils

By Metropolitan Hierotheos of Nafpaktos, "Empirical Dogmatics" 14/2/14 In general, heresy is a deviation from the teaching of the Prophets, Apostles and Fathers; a deviation from the decisions of the Local and Ecumenical Councils, but also a change in the presuppositions of Orthodox dogma, which are holy hesychasm and the degrees of spiritual perfection, namely, purification, illumination and glorification, or ...