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 ...

‘Just After the Holy and Great Council’ by Metropolitan Hierotheos of Nafpaktos & Saint Vlassios

HOLY METROPOLIS OF NAFPAKTOS AND SAINT VLASSIOS - 14/7/16 Metropolitan of Nafpaktos and St Vlassios HIEROTHEOS Translated into English, original text (in Greek): Ναυπάκτου κ. Ἱεροθέου: Λίγο ΜΕΤΑ τὴν «Ἁγία καὶ Μεγάλη Σύνοδο» A few days before the convocation of the ‘Holy and Great Council of the Orthodox Church’, as it has been characterised in recent years, I wrote ...

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 ...

Pan-Orthodox Council on Crete Rounding up its Procedures

TASS - 25/6/16 The Council has endorsed five of the documents specially drafted for it and put up for signing MOSCOW, June 25. /TASS/. Pan-Orthodox Council that brought together on the Isle of Crete the representatives of ten out of the existing fourteen local (national) Orthodox Churches is about to round up its procedures. The gathering of top ...

Just before the Holy and Great Council

www.parembasis.gr - June 2016 By His Eminence Hierotheos -Metropolitan of Nafpaktos and Saint Vlassios We are approaching the time when the Holy and Great Council of the Orthodox Churches is to be held in Crete to discuss the six texts which have been prepared in Preconciliar conferences, and to give a message of unity among the Orthodox Churches. Many ...

CONFERENCE ON THE FORTHCOMING PAN-ORTHODOX COUNCIL AT ST. TIKHON’S UNIVERSITY

DECR Communication Service - April 2016 A scholarly conference, "The Pan-Orthodox Council: Opinions and Expectations," took place at St. Tikhon’s Orthodox University in Moscow on April 19 with the blessing of His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia. Taking part in the conference were many hierarchs, including Metropolitan Pavel of Minsk and Zaslavl, Patriarchal Exarch of ...

The Triumph of Jesus Christ in the Triumph of Orthodoxy

1/3/15 The first Sunday of Great Lent is celebrated as the Triumph of Orthodoxy. This is connected with the victory of the iconodules (those who supported the veneration of sacred images) over the iconoclasts (those who opposed their veneration). The heart of the victory of Orthodoxy in the restoration of iconography—as well as our veneration of the ...

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 ...