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

December 7, 2017 Featured
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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 […]

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

February 25, 2017 Featured
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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 […]

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

January 26, 2017 Featured News
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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 […]

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

December 20, 2016 Featured News
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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, […]

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

October 18, 2016 Featured News
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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 […]

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

August 17, 2016 Featured News
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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 […]

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

July 5, 2016 Featured News
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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 […]

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Media accreditation opens for WCC Central Committee 2016

May 13, 2016 Featured News

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 […]

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Secretary General of the World Council of Churches in Romania

June 22, 2015 Featured News

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 […]

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Ethiopian Christians killed by IS remembered in prayers in Geneva

April 29, 2015 Featured News
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 […]

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

March 15, 2015 News

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, […]

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

August 12, 2014 Featured News
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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 […]

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

June 19, 2014 Featured News

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 […]

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

February 23, 2014 Featured News

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, […]

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

January 21, 2014 News

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 […]

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Handbook on Orthodox churches and ecumenism received

November 12, 2013 News

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 […]

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

November 4, 2013 Featured News

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 […]

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World Council of Churches assembly gets underway in Korea

November 2, 2013 News

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 […]

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Geneva exhibition raises awareness of Armenian genocide

September 8, 2013 News

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, […]

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WCC Delegates visits the regional Headquaters of the Syriac Orthodox Church in India

February 2, 2013 News

2/2/13 PATRIARCHAL CENTRE, PUTHENCURIZ: Delegates from World Council of Churches visited Patriarchal Centre, the regional Head Quarters of Syriac Orthodox Church in India on Jan 30, Wednesday. Hon. Moderator of Commission for World Mission & Evangelism of WCC, Dr. Mor Coorilos Geevarghese, Metropolitan Mor Aphrem Mathews of Ankamali, UK Dioceses & Metropolitan Dr. Mor Antheemos […]

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Orthodox Churches reflect on WCC Assembly theme

October 20, 2012 Featured News

20/1/0/2012 Orthodox churches have reaffirmed their commitment to “unity, justice and peace” saying that the “supreme act of God’s love is the economy of salvation”. This and other theological reflections were shared in an inter-Orthodox consultation in Kos, Greece, this week. The consultation took place from 11 to 17 October 2012. It brought together representatives […]

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