Participants in the Council on Crete cannot come to consensus on one document

Source: Union of Orthodox Journalists

June 24, 2016

    

During the proceedings of the Council on Crete there arose disagreements concerning the document “Relations of the Orthodox Church with the rest of the Christian World,” reports Romfea.

“We have much to do. It’s possible that this text won’t pass. In any case, we’ll бе examining it throughout the whole day,” stated one of the hierarchs participating in the Council.

The primates and hierarchs of the Orthodox Churches discussed the text “Relations of the Orthodox Church with the rest of the Christian World” from the morning. According to the agency’s report, there are a number of views on thе question, and thus the morning’s session could not arrive at a consensus.

The work of the Holy and Great Council under the chairmanship of Patriarch Bartholomew of Constantinople continues in Kolymbari on Crete.

Translated by Jesse Dominick

Union of Orthodox Journalists

6/24/2016

See also
Open letter of the Kinot of Holy Mount Athos to the Patriarch of Constantinople Bartholomew I Open letter of the Kinot of Holy Mount Athos to the Patriarch of Constantinople Bartholomew I Open letter of the Kinot of Holy Mount Athos to the Patriarch of Constantinople Bartholomew I Open letter of the Kinot of Holy Mount Athos to the Patriarch of Constantinople Bartholomew I
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 on the eve of the Pan-Orthodox Council. The letter contains a series of critical remarks concerning the provisions of the ecumenical conciliar documents, as well as some of Patriarch Bartholomew's actions.
Observations on the Text Prepared for the Pan-Orthodox Council: “Relations of the Orthodox Church with the Rest of the Christian World” Observations on the Text Prepared for the Pan-Orthodox Council: “Relations of the Orthodox Church with the Rest of the Christian World”
Dr. Demetrios Tselengidis
Observations on the Text Prepared for the Pan-Orthodox Council: “Relations of the Orthodox Church with the Rest of the Christian World” Observations on the Text Prepared for the Pan-Orthodox Council: “Relations of the Orthodox Church with the Rest of the Christian World”
Dr. Demetrios Tselengidis
Professor of the Theological School at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Dr. Demetrios Tselengidis has sent his first theological observations to the Orthodox hierarchs of several Local Orthodox Churches (including those of Greece, Russia, Serbia, Georgia, Bulgaria, Alexandria, and Antioch) concerning the text: “Relations of the Orthodox Church with the Rest of the Christian World.”
Pan-Orthodox Council: Relations of the Orthodox Church with the Rest of the Christian World Pan-Orthodox Council: Relations of the Orthodox Church with the Rest of the Christian World Pan-Orthodox Council: Relations of the Orthodox Church with the Rest of the Christian World Pan-Orthodox Council: Relations of the Orthodox Church with the Rest of the Christian World
The Orthodox Church grounds her unity on the fact that she was founded by Our Lord Jesus Christ, as well as on the communion in the Holy Trinity and in the Sacraments. This unity is manifested through apostolic succession and the patristic Tradition and to this day is lived within her.
Comments
Mark6/25/2016 4:49 am
since there is only One Holy Catholic and Apostolic Church, which is the Orthodox Church, there is no church outside of it nor there can be other Christians outside of the Church. Outside of the Orthodox Church there can only be heresies or schismatics, so this document is a heresy starting from it's title. And no wonder, considering that the Crete Council is organized and run by ecumenists and ecumenism was condemned by Holy Fathers as the biggest heresy! Therefore, every Orthodox Christian should follow Holy Fathers and the teachings of the Church and stop communion with ecumenists, which is our duty, according to the 15th canon of the 1st-2nd Constantinople Council.
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