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Journey begins toward convening of grand pan-Orthodox synod
The invitation letters have gone out for the two preparatory meetings that will be held in June and December. Ten topics of discussion. The ecumenical patriarchate has been trying to hold a synod of Orthodox Churches since 1901.
Patriarch Bartholomew I optimistic about Abdullah Gül and AKP’s victory
Orthodox head comments positively election of new president at the end of annual synod. He announces new conference on the environment and initiatives to promote ecumenism with Catholics.
Bartholomew I: we will continue to dialogue with the Pope and Islam
The Ecumenical Patriarch defends the choice of dialogue with Catholics, Jews and Muslims, despite criticisms from some sectors of Orthodox traditionalists. Ecology: "The environment, nature, are God's creation and do not belong only to us who live today in 2010. They belong to all future generations. "
Bartholomew convokes the Primates of the Orthodox Churches
Meeting to set guidelines and timeframe for Preparatory Commission of the Pan-Orthodox Synod . But also to highlight the need to go beyond "localisms" and undertake joint initiatives . Zizioulas: self-marginalization the greatest danger of the Christian world today .
Moscow patriarchate abandons work for preparation of pan-Orthodox synod
Withdrawal motivated by the presence of the Estonian Church. Strong ecumenical characterisation around the awarding of the Klauss Hemerle prize to Bartholomew, around whom calls for a Nobel nomination are intensifying.
Bartholomew I: may Kirill's election foster common journey of Orthodox Churches
The Ecumenical Patriarchate now expects an acceleration in the common journey toward the long-awaited grand pan-Orthodox synod.
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