United Dioceses of Dublin & Glendalough – 28/10/17
Yesterday evening (Thursday October 26) a historic agreement between the Anglican and Oriental–Orthodox Churches was signed in Christ Church Cathedral, Dublin. The ‘Dublin Agreement’ is the result of two years’ work by the Anglican Oriental–Orthodox International Commission on an agreed text on the Holy Spirit that will be linked to the mission of the Church.
Members of the Commission have been meeting in Dublin throughout this week and the agreement was signed by the Co–Chairs, The Right Revd Gregory K Cameron (Anglican/Church in Wales) and His Eminence Metropolitan Bishoy (Oriental–Orthodox/Coptic Church) during Choral Evensong at the cathedral.
The Commission meeting has been hosted by the Archbishop of Dublin, Dr Michael Jackson, who in his sermon last night welcomed members to the mother church of the dioceses. The Archbishop is a member of the Commission and said that since its relaunch, members’ concern had been with doctrine, first and foremost with the doctrine of God.
“We have worked together as two families who have become one family. The exploration of The Second Person of The Trinity and The Third Person of The Trinity have issued in important theological output in a wide variety of ways,” he said.