Participants in Crete forum propose to make the Council a permanent Orthodox body

Source: Union of Orthodox Journalists

June 20, 2016


Participants in the inter-Orthodox forum on Crete which opened on Monday have expressed the desire to make the Council a permanent structure, reports Interfax.

“The primates of the Orthodox Church, having gathered here at the Holy and Great Council, express their hope that the Holy and Great Council will become a new organ of the Orthodox Church which will be convened on a regular basis to resolve issues which concern the Orthodox in the twenty-first century,” representative of the Patriarchate of Constantinople Archbishop Job of Telmessos told reporters after the opening of the forum.

Archbishop Job emphasized that the ongoing forum on Crete is a “Great and Holy Council” in accordance with the decision made at the meeting of the Primates of the Orthodox Churches in January. “No other institution has the right to change a pan-Orthodox decision.”

Recall that the participants of the Council re-sent invitations to those Churches which did not send their delegations to Crete.

Translated by Jesse Dominick

Union of Orthodox Journalists


Dr. Gerasimos Kambites M.D. FRCPC6/22/2016 8:25 pm
Perhaps if they had humbled themselves they could easily have understood why the original invitations cause such Eminent Churches to say NO. Saying that they sent yet another invitation is totally disingenuous.
May on Have Mercy on us.

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