Overcoming estrangement: How Orthodox churches came together

29 June 2016 Charles Camosy (RNS) The Great and Holy Council of the Eastern Orthodox churches concluded Sunday (June 26). There was no shortage of controversy leading up to the council. The...
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THE WHEEL EXCLUSIVE: Gayle Woloschak interviews Archdeacon John Chryssavgis at the Holy Council

24 June 2016 During the Holy & Great Council, The Wheel secured an exclusive interview with the Rev. Dr. John Chryssavgis, Archdeacon of the Ecumenical Throne, theological advisor to the...
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The Church: Local and Global

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A Dispute Among Them

24 June 2016 Sr. Vassa Larin “And he took bread, and when he had given thanks he broke it and gave it to them, saying, ‘This is my body which is given for you. Do this in remembrance of me.’...
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Pan-Orthodox Council Sets Sail on Even Keel

Despite the absence of Eastern Orthodoxy’s largest component, the Russian Orthodox Church, the Ecumenical Patriarchate’s spokesman tells the Register such councils might be convened frequently.
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“We pray the Council will once again become a normative part of the life of the Orthodox Church”

Interview with Archdeacon John Chryssavgis, theological advisor to Patriarch Bartholomew and director of communications at the Council in Crete
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“The Holy and Great Council addresses a Word of Light and Hope to the world”

Rev. Dr Fr John Chryssavgis, Director of Ecumenical Patriarchate's Press Office for the Holy and Great Council, is speaking exclusively to Pemptousia and OCN for the significance of the Council on the great feast of Pentecost
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Behind the Issues: The Importance of Dialogue

Imitating God’s desire to communicate with His creation, the Holy and Great Council uses dialogue as a means to discern the Holy Spirit’s intent for His Church.
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Feast of Pentecost: A Concelebration of Unity

The Holy and Great Council of the Orthodox Church opens today with a concelebration of the Divine Liturgy for the Feast of Pentecost by the Primates of the Orthodox autocephalous Churches.
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