Bulgarian Church reasserts rejection of Crete Council

November 23, 2016

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Meeting last week, the Holy Synod of the Church of Bulgaria came to a conclusion on the Council of Crete and its decisions, maintaining their earlier rejection of it.

The patriarch of Bulgaria has informed Archbishop Ieronymos of Athens by letter of the synod's decision, with an official announcement expected soon.

The Bulgarian Synod is the first to have made an official decision regarding the documents adopted on Crete in June. The Holy Synod of the Greek Church is meeting today and tomorrow and is expected to come to a decision on the conciliar documents.

11/23/2016

See also
Metropolitan Gabriel: “We decided not to go to Crete independently and according to conscience” Metropolitan Gabriel: “We decided not to go to Crete independently and according to conscience”
Daria Zaxarieva, Metropolitan Gabriel of Lovech
Metropolitan Gabriel: “We decided not to go to Crete independently and according to conscience” Metropolitan Gabriel: “We decided not to go to Crete independently and according to conscience”
Daria Zacharieva, Metropolitan Gabriel of Lovech
June 1, 2016 the Holy Synod of the Bulgarian Orthodox Church decided not to take part in the “Holy and Great Council” on Crete. The liberal Bulgarian media saw in it “the hand of Moscow.” Metropolitan Gabriel (Dinev) of Lochev reflects on what dogmatic considerations stood behind their decision and why it could not have been made under Moscow influence, how Bulgarians relate to Russians and Greeks, why the Bulgarians agreed at the preliminary meetings to the principle of consensus for making decisions, and how to relate to the World Council of Churches and ecumenism.
Bulgarian Orthodox Church withdraws from Pan-Orthodox Council in Crete Bulgarian Orthodox Church withdraws from Pan-Orthodox Council in Crete Bulgarian Orthodox Church withdraws from Pan-Orthodox Council in Crete Bulgarian Orthodox Church withdraws from Pan-Orthodox Council in Crete
The Holy Synod demanded the postponement of the council unless its various demands were met, but given that this is unlikely to happen, the Synod’s decision effectively amounts to withdrawal.
Bulgarian Orthodox Church: Outside the Orthodox Church Bulgarian Orthodox Church: Outside the Orthodox Church "there are no other churches, only heresies and schisms" Bulgarian Orthodox Church: Outside the Orthodox Church Bulgarian Orthodox Church: Outside the Orthodox Church "there are no other churches, only heresies and schisms"
On the matter of the Orthodox Church’s stance towards the wider Christian world, the Synod took into consideration a letter from Metropolitan Gavriil of Lovech and priests of his diocese, and a letter from Metropolitan Nikolai of Plovdiv that included a petition signed by 240 priests of his diocese
Comments
Daniel Brown11/23/2016 11:42 pm
That's why there is no unity in Chtist's one Holy church
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