Following Christ together in discrimination, persecution, martyrdom: What does this mean for the global church today? – Patriarch Mor Ignatius Aphrem II

Syriac Orthodox Patriarchate - 27/4/18 Speech of His Holiness Mor Ignatius Aphrem II Patriarch of Antioch and All the East and Supreme Head of the Universal Syrian Orthodox Church at the 3rd Global Gathering – Global Christian Forum April 25, 2018, in Bogota – COLOMBIA Following Christ together in discrimination, persecution, martyrdom: What does this mean for the global ...

“MOVING IN THE SPIRIT” FROM ΑΝ ORTHODOX PERSPECTIVE – 2018 WORLD MISSION CONFERENCE AND INTER-ORTHODOX RELATIONS

Prof .Petros Vassiliadis (President - CEMES)- OCP News Service - 17/3/18 The World Council of Churches Conference on Mission and Evangelism in Arusha, Tanzania (8-13 of March, 2018) was the first Global Christian event after the Holy and Great Council of the (Eastern) Orthodox Church in Crete, Greece (19-26 of June, 2016). And it is a ...

POCHAEV LAVRA CALLS ON RUSSIAN CHURCH TO WITHDRAW FROM WORLD COUNCIL OF “CHURCHES”

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Orthochristian.com - 7/12/17 The brethren of the Holy Dormition Lavra in Pochaev, Ukraine addressed a letter to His Holiness Patriarch Kirill and the hierarchs of the Council of Bishops of the Russian Orthodox Church which met in Moscow from November 29 to December 2, calling for the Russian Church to withdraw from the “World Council of ‘churches’” ...

‘Thursdays in Black’ campaign gets boost as Ahmedabad Diocese clergymen under Metropolitan Mar Yulios takes part in WCC campaign

Indian Orthodox Malankara Church -  25/2/17 - WCC - Indian Orthodox Malankara Church  AHMEDABAD, India: The Geneva-based World Council of Churches (WCC) has prominently featured Indian Orthodox Diocese of Ahmedabad (ODA) Metropolitan HG Pulikkottil Dr Geevarghese Mar Yulios and the diocesan clergymen for this week's #ThursdaysinBlack campaign. The Metropolitan and the clergy have expressed their support of ...

His All-Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew: The Patriarch of Solidarity

Interviews with Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew By Marianne Ejdersten* (Courtesy of the World Council of Churches) He earned the title “Green Patriarch” as a religious leader addressing alarming environmental issues over at least two decades. In 2008, Time Magazine named His All-Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew as one of 100 Most Influential People in the World, for “defining environmentalism as ...

Intervention and Text in the Hierarchy of the Church of Greece (November 2016)

HOLY METROPOLIS OF NAFPAKTOS AND SAINT VLASSIOS - 20/12/2016 Article by His Eminence Hierotheos - Metropolitan of of Nafpaktos and St. Vlassios Original text in Greek:  Παρέμβαση κατά τήν ἔκτακτη Σύνοδο τῆς Ἱεραρχίας 23-24 Νοεμβρίου 2016. In the last meeting of the Hierarchy of the Church of Greece (23-24 November 2016), Metropolitan Theologos of Serres, read his presentation, ...

WCC Inter-Orthodox Consultation on Faith and Order Paper “Church Towards a Common Vision”

Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin - October 2016 Also Read: WCC fields inter-Orthodox response to convergence text From October 3 to 13, the World Council of Churches (WCC) Inter-Orthodox Consultation was held to discuss the WCC Faith and Order Commission Text: “The Church Towards a Common Vision”. The conference was convened in Paralimi, Cyprus; at the invitation of the ...

Gulf Media Publishes News on Proposed Digitization of WCC’s Faith and Order Papers

By Our Gulf OCP Correspondent - OCP News Service - 17/8/16 MUSCAT - Sultanate of Oman: Observer Weekend, the weekend magazine of Sultanate’s leading daily, Oman Daily Observer, published a feature on the proposed digitization of the Faith and Order papers of World Council of Churches (WCC). The two-page story appeared in the magazine’s August 11 edition ...

WCC’s Trondheim Central Committee meet forges decisions around Pilgrimage of Justice, Peace – Exclusive

From Our Gulf News Correspondent - OCP News Service (Exclusive) - 5/7/16 TRONDHEIM, Norway: The World Council of Churches (WCC) Central Committee which recently concluded its 2016 meeting in Trondheim, an important Christian pilgrimage site, had its theme on “Pilgrimage: Discerning the Landscapes Together.” The week-long meeting which concluded on June 28 was the second gathering since ...

Media accreditation opens for WCC Central Committee 2016

Word Council of Churches- May 2016 GENEVA: The Central Committee of the World Council of Churches (WCC) will meet 22 to 28 June for its second gathering since it was elected at the WCC 10th Assembly in Busan, Republic of Korea in 2013. At the invitation of the Church of Norway, the meeting will take place ...

Secretary General of the World Council of Churches in Romania

June 2015 The Message of His Beatitude Daniel, Patriarch of the Romanian Orthodox Church, addressed to the World Council of Churches Faith and Order plenary Commission meeting: On 17 June 2015, His Beatitude Daniel, Patriarch of the Romanian Orthodox Church received His Excellency Rev. Dr. Olav Fykse Tveit, secretary general of the World Council of Churches, (WCC) ...

Ethiopian Christians killed by IS remembered in prayers in Geneva

Ethiopian Christians killed by IS remembered in prayers in Geneva

World Council of Churches - April 2015 A prayer service paying tribute to the Ethiopian Christians killed by the Islamic State (IS) last week was organized in Geneva, Switzerland, by the World Council of Churches (WCC) and the Ethiopian Orthodox Tewahedo Church. The event was attended by the WCC general secretary Rev. Dr Olav Fykse Tveit and Ambassador ...

A DELEGATION OF THE WORLD COUNCIL OF CHURCHES (WCC) VISITS THE JERUSALEM PATRIARCHATE

On the Second Sunday of the Great Lent, the 23rd of February/8th of March 2015, a ten-member Delegation of the World Council of Churches, under its Secretary-General, Rev. Dr. Olav Fykse Tveit and its Vice Moderator, Metropolitan Gennadius of Sassima, of the Ecumenical Patriarchate, the Deputy Secretary-General, Mr Georgios Laimopoulos, and: Dr. Agnes Abouom, moderator, ...

Conciliarity and Communion : The Witness of Paulos Mar Gregorios by Fr. Dr. K. M. George

Late lamented Metropolitan Paulose Mar Gregorious of the East and Fr Dr K M George of India

August - 2014 Orthodox ecclesiological self-understanding reached a particularly articulate phase in the context of the 20th century ecumenical movement. Conversations with the churches of Reformation tradition especially within the framework of the World Council of Churches on the one hand, and with the Roman Catholic Church since Vatican II on the other hand, have brought ...

Communique Issued from International Consultation on “Crisis in Syria: Challenges for Faith Communities”

June-2014 On June 11 and 12, following the conclusion of the International Consultation on “Crisis in Syria: Challenges for Faith Communities”, convened in the Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin with the invitation of His Holiness Karekin II, Supreme Patriarch and Catholicos of All Armenians, a communique was issued, stating the following: “Church leaders and representatives from Syria, ...

Representatives of European Non-Governmental Organizations meet with His Holiness Aram I

February 2014 On Friday 14 February 2014, representatives of Non-Governmental Organizations (NGO) from Germany, the Netherlands, Sweden, Switzerland and the United Kingdom met with His Holiness Aram I. These NGO’s are engaged in humanitarian work in Syria and are particularly concerned with the presence of Christians in the region. Prior to travelling to the region, they ...

His Holiness Aram I at the Ecumenical and International Consultation on Syria organized by the World Council of Churches (WCC)

21/1/14 Between 15-17 January 2014, Catholicos Aram I took part in the consultation held at the WCC in Geneva Switzerland. The participants included religious leaders from Syria and the Middle East Council of Churches, representatives from churches from countries of the Action Group for Geneva I, and other international ecumenical organizations. The General Secretary of the WCC, ...

Handbook on Orthodox churches and ecumenism received

12/11/13 Orthodox and ecumenical scholars presented the Orthodox Handbook on Theological Education and Ecumenism at the World Council of Churches (WCC) 10th Assembly in Busan, Republic of Korea last week. The work was coordinated by an editorial group from the different Orthodox and ecumenical organisations including the WCC and the Conference of European Churches along with a ...

Patriarchs H H Karekin II & HB John X elected as new WCC presidents

4/11/13 Ecumenical News Busan: Holiness Karekin II, Supreme Patriarch and Catholicos of All Armenians & H.B. John X is Patriarch of the Greek Orthodox Church of Antioch and all the East The 10th Assembly of the World Council of Churches elected eight new presidents today during a closed session at its proceedings in Busan, Republic of Korea. According ...

World Council of Churches assembly gets underway in Korea

2/11/13 [Anglican Communion News Service] The 10th Assembly of the World Council of Churches (WCC) opened on Wednesday 30 October in Busan, Republic of Korea under the themeGod of life, lead us to justice and peace. The opening service of common prayer on the first day of the Assembly honoured diverse faith traditions from around the world. ...

Geneva exhibition raises awareness of Armenian genocide

8/9/13 The World Council of Churches (WCC) and the Armenian Apostolic Church are hosting a one-month exhibition on the Armenian genocide. It will display information on the history of genocidal events in the Ottoman Empire which killed more than a million Christian Armenians between 1915 and 1923. Open to the public until 30 September 2013, the exhibition is ...