Small Synaxis of the Primates of the Autocephalous Orthodox Churches – Video

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The Ecumenical Patriarch- 18/6/16 - The Hoky and Great Council  What is a Synaxis? Who attends and what is its importance as the final preparations for the Holy and Great Council are made? His All-Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew convened a Small Synaxis of the Primates of the Autocephalous Orthodox Churches at the Orthodox Academy of Crete on ...

Meeting in Crete May Help Tackle Disputes Between Orthodox Churches

www.sputniknews.com - 17/6/16 Patriarch of Moscow and All Russia Kirill noted the importance of a meeting of the heads of churches at the Holy and Great Council of the Orthodox Church in Crete and expressed hope the meeting would promote preparations for the Pan-Orthodox Council. MOSCOW (Sputnik) — The Greek island of Crete on June 16-26 was set to host the council, ...

His All-Holiness the Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew convenes Small Synaxis of the Primates of the Orthodox Churches

Holy & Great Council of Eastern Orthodox Communion of Churches Kolymvari, Crete, Greece 17 /6/2016 Holy and Great Council Press Release His All-Holiness the Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew convened a Small Synaxis this morning of the Primates of the Orthodox Churches, at the Orthodox Academy of Crete, to consider a “draft message” of the Holy and Great Council. Each Primate was ...

Toast by His All-holiness Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew – Chairman of the Holy and Great Council at the Dinner Hosted by His Excellency Nikos Kotzias Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Hellenic Republic in His Honor and in the Honor of Their Beatitudes the Primates of the Orthodox Autocephalous Churches

Holy & Great Council of the Eastern Orthodox Communion of Churches (Chania, Crete-  16/6/2016) Your Beatitudes, holy brothers, Primates of the Orthodox Churches, Your Excellency, Minister of Foreign Affairs, The gracious initiative of your Excellency to offer this official dinner in honor of both our Modesty and the brother Primates of the various Holy Orthodox Churches, manifests the honor, ...

MESSAGE OF HIS HOLINESS PATRIARCH KIRILL TO PRIMATES AND REPRESENTATIVES OF LOCAL ORTHODOX CHURCHES WHO HAVE ASSEMBLED IN CRETE

His Holiness Patriarch Kirill - 17/6/16 His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia has sent a message to the Primates and representative of Local Orthodox Churches who have assembled in the Island of Crete. Below is the full text of the message. To His Holiness Bartholomew Archbishop of Constantinople – the New Rome and Ecumenical Patriarch To their ...

Ecumenical Patriarch expresses “joy of the fulfillment of our historical mission”

The Great & Holy Council of Eastern Orthodox Communion of Churches - 16/6/16 Kolymvari, Crete, Greece Holy and Great Council Press Release His All-Holiness the Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew arrived in Crete on 15 June, expressing his “joy of fulfillment of our historical mission” and urging the Orthodox Church across the world to join him. The Holy and Great Council, he ...

Arrival of His All-Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew in Crete

, The Holy and Great Council of the Eastern Orthodox Communion of Churches - 15/6/16 ARRIVAL OF HIS ALL-HOLINESS ECUMENICAL PATRIARCH BARTHOLOMEW His All-Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew arrived today in Crete in order to convene, preside, and participate in the Holy and Great Council of the Orthodox Church, which will take place June 19-26 at the Orthodox Academy ...

STATEMENT BY THE HOLY SYNOD OF THE SERBIAN ORTHODOX CHURCH ON THEIR PARTICIPATION IN THE HOLY & GREAT COUNCIL

Church of Serbia- 15/6/16 THE HOLY SYNOD OF BISHOPS OF THE SERBIAN ORTHODOX CHURCH Syn. No. 840 15th June 2016 C O M M U N I Q U E In brotherly love, while with responsibility and hopes preparing for the participation in the Holy and Great Council of the Orthodox Church, which, God willing, is to be held at ...

Resolution of the University of Thessaloniki’s Theology Department Regarding the Holy & Great Synod

www.atlmetropolis.org- June 2016 RESOLUTION OF THE DEPARTMENT OF THEOLOGY OF THE ARISTOTLE UNIVERSITY OF THESSALONIKI (AUTH) REGARDING THE CONVENING OF THE HOLY AND GREAT SYNOD OF THE THE ORTHODOX CHURCHES The Department of Theology of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (AUTH), conscious of its debt to church life, in the alarming climate proceeding the Holy and Great Council, ...

Russian Orthodox Church Waits Constantinople’s Response to Synod’s Decision

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www.sputniknews.com - 14/6/16 Russian Orthodox Church on Monday is expecting the response of the Patriarchate of Constantinople to the decision of the Holy Synod of the Russian Orthodox Church not to attend the Holy and Great Council of the Orthodox Church within the specified time, Russian Orthodox Church spokesman Vladimir Legoida said. MOSCOW (Sputnik) — Earlier in the day, the Holy ...

ON THE SITUATION CAUSED BY THE REFUSAL OF SEVERAL LOCAL ORTHODOX CHURCHES TO PARTICIPATE IN THE HOLY AND GREAT COUNCIL OF THE ORTHODOX CHURCH

DECR Communication Service - 13/6/16 Statement of the Holy Synod of the Russian Orthodox Church For many decades the Russian Orthodox Church took and continues to take an active part in the preparation of the Holy and Great Council of the Orthodox Church. Since the 1st Pan-Orthodox Conference in 1961 on Rhodes, the outstanding hierarchs and the best ...

Russian Orthodox Church to Skip Pan-Orthodox Council

www.sputniknews.com - 10/6/16 Russian Orthodox Church spokesman Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk has not departed for Crete to attend the Pan-Orthodox Council on the Greek island of Crete after the church decided to suspend its participation following the refusal of several orthodox churches to take part, a church source told RIA Novosti Friday. MOSCOW (Sputnik) — The Holy and ...

The Holy & Great Council: Will It Split the Orthodox World or Unite ?

Tamar Lomidze- OCP News Service- 10/6/16 The 'Pan-Orthodox Council' is scheduled to start on the 19th of June on Crete. From the very beginning, this initiative provoked stormy discussion among Orthodox clerics and laics on the necessity of this event. Today these contradictions threaten to disrupt the holding of the Pan-Orthodox Council. Antiochian, Bulgarian, Georgian, Russian and ...

TO FIND THE ROLE OF THE CHURCH IN THE MODERN WORLD, WITHOUT COMPROMISING OUR PRINCIPLES – UOC PRIMATE ON THE TASKS OF THE PAN-ORTHODOX COUNCIL

Pravoslavie.ru - June 2016 In his interview with the media of Poltava His Beatitude Metropolitan Onufry of Kiev and All Ukraine spoke on what he expects from the Pan-Orthodox Council to be held late in June this year on Crete, reports the UOC MP’s Synodal Information and Education Department. Pondering the cause and mission of the expected inter-Church ...

Decisions of the Holy Synod of the Romanian Orthodox Church (6-7 June 2016)

Aurelian Iftimiu - The Holy Synod of the Romanian Orthodox Church met in working session, under the chairmanship of His Beatitude Patriarch Daniel, from 6 to 7 June 2016, at the Synodal Hall in the Patriarchal Residence. We mention some of the decisions taken by the hierarchs of the Holy Synod: Canonization of Metropolitan Jacob Putneanul of Moldavia (1750-1760), ...

Patriarch of Romania about the Holy and Great Council: “We have to express unity, but also co-responsibility”

Aurelian Iftimiu - Romanian Orthodox Basilica News Agency - June 2016 In the opening of the works of the Holy Synod of the Romanian Orthodox Church, His Beatitude Daniel, Patriarch of Romania, referred to the Holy and Great Council of the Orthodox Church that will convene in Crete this June. His Beatitude urged all faithful, clergy, monastics ...

ANTIOCHIAN ORTHODOX CHURCH WILL NOT PARTICIPATE IN PAN-ORTHODOX COUNCIL UNTIL ISSUES ARE RESOLVED – ANTIOCHIAN SECRETARIAT

Antiochian Patriarchate (Facebook) - May- June 2016 From the secretariart of the Antiochian Patriarchate During the course of its seventh exceptional session still open since the 25th of May 2016, the Holy Synod of the Patriarchate of Antioch held a meeting on the 6th of June 2016 presided by His Beatitude Patriarch John X and in the presence ...

Communiqué on the Holy and Great Council from the Ecumenical Patriarchate

The Ecumenical Patriarchate of Constantinople - June 2016 An extraordinary session of the Sacred Endemousa Synod of the Ecumenical Patriarchate took place today under the presidency of His All-Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew in order to review the progress of the Holy and Great Council to be convened by the grace of God in just a few ...

OPEN LETTER OF THE KINOT OF HOLY MOUNT ATHOS TO THE PATRIARCH OF CONSTANTINOPLE BARTHOLOMEW I

Katehon - June 2016 - The Monastic Republic of Mount Athos  The Holy Kinot (central administrative body of Mount Athos) held an emergency meeting on May 25 described as “exceptional” (because it was attended by priests and representatives of all 20 monasteries of Mount Athos), and wrote an open letter to the Patriarch of Constantinople, Bartholomew I ...

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 ...

STATEMENT OF THE SECRETARIAT OF THE HOLY SYNOD OF ANTIOCH ON DECISION OF ECUMENICAL PATRIARCHATE

Antiochian Patriarchate (Facebook) - June 2016 - Balamand The Patriarchate of Antioch has received with much distress and astonishment the decision of the Holy Synod of the Ecumenical Patriarchate, dated Tuesday, March 31st, 2016, calling for the setting up of a committee of representatives from both the Patriarchates of Antioch and Jerusalem, under the coordinating responsibility of the ...