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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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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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In Assemblea a Creta Il Concilio Ortodosso Monco, Ma Importante

23 June 2016 Andrea Riccardi Read In Assemblea a Creta Il Concilio Ortodosso Monco, Ma Importante
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"Είναι λάθος να μην αποκαλούμε τη Σύνοδο Πανορθόδοξη"

22 Ιούν 2016 Σε μια κρίσιμη στιγμή για την πορεία και την εξέλιξη της Μεγάλης Συνόδου των Δέκα Ορθοδόξων Εκκλησιών, ο εκπρόσωπος του Οικουμενικού Πατριαρχείου, π. Ιωάννης Χρυσαυγής απαντά σε...
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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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“Il concilio torni a essere un’abitudine per le Chiese ortodosse”

Intervista con l’arcidiacono John Chryssavgis, consulente teologico del Patriarca Bartolomeo e responsabile della comunicazione all’assise di Creta
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Unità dalla conciliarità

Nella divina liturgia di Pentecoste il patriarca Bartolomeo ribadisce alcuni principi-chiave dell’ortodossia
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Orthodox ‘Great Council’ gets underway amid signs of division

As a "Holy and Great Council" of the Orthodox churches gets underway in Crete, tensions between Moscow and Constantinople, and between liberals and conservatives, have marred the event, with four churches scheduled to attend pulling out at the last minute while others forge ahead.
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«Οι διάδοχοι των Αποστόλων συναντιούνται για να διακηρύξουν την ενότητα»

Ο Διευθυντής του Γραφείου Τύπου του Οικουμενικού Πατριαρχείου για την Αγία και Μεγάλη Σύνοδο π. Ιωάννης Χρυσαυγής, σε αποκλειστική συνέντευξη στην Πεμπτουσία και το OCN, μιλάει για την εκκλησιολογική σημασία της συγκρότησης της Συνόδου στην εποχή μας.
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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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Aφιερούται στον αείμνηστο Μητροπολίτη Ελβετίας, Κυρό Δαμασκηνό

18 Ιουνίου 2016 Του Αλέξανδρου Στεφανόπουλου Η Ορθοδοξία ζει μεγάλες και ιστορικές στιγμές. Στιγμές που θα καθορίσουν το μέλλον της για πολλές γενιές μετά.. Να ευχηθούμε όχι αιώνες… Ας μου...
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Pan-Orthodox Council still a go – spokesman for Ecumenical Patriarch

Despite last-minute defections by representatives of four Orthodox Patriarchates, a spokesman for the Ecumenical Patriarch insists that the Council of the Orthodox Churches will still speak for all of Eastern Orthodoxy and will foster Orthodox unity as well.
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Niente unità senza rispetto

Rappresentanti ortodossi auspicano un concilio guidato da spirito di dialogo
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The works of the small Synaxis of the Primates have begun. The Message of the Holy and Great Council will be addressed today

© GOA/Dimitrios Panagos 17 June 2016 Published by Aurelian Iftimiu This morning, at 09.00 a.m., the Heads of Orthodox Churches arrived at the Monastery of Our Lady of Gonia, in...
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Il Concilio è ancora "Pan-Ortodosso". Parola del portavoce di Bartolomeo

17 giugno 2016 Di Andrea Gagliarducci Un Concilio ancora “Pan-Ortodosso”, perché nonostante le defezioni, la decisione del Concilio e i documenti del Concilio vengono da un consenso che è...
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Orthodox Christian leaders make last-minute appeal for unity

June 17, 2016 By Patrick Quinn CAIRO (AP) — Orthodox Christian leaders meeting for a historic council aimed at promoting unity made a last-minute appeal Friday to the Russian Orthodox Church...
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Appeal to the Most Holy Orthodox Churches

Appeal from Syndesmos - the World Fellowship of Orthodox Youth
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Ecumenical Patriarch and Primates of the Orthodox Church Ready to Begin Deliberations of the Holy and Great Council in Crete

PRESS OFFICE OF GREEK ORTHODOX ARCHDIOCESE OF AMERICA June 16, 2016 His All-Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew addresses the Press upon his arrival at Chania Airport, His...
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After Fifty Years of Preparations, Will the Pan-Orthodox Council Be Ecumenically Relevant?

JUNE 16, 2016 By Radu Bordeianu For the next nine days, a Great and Holy Council of the Eastern Orthodox Church will convene, starting today with the arrival of the official...
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Pan-Orthodox Council: It will go ahead with or without you, theologian tells Churches

16 June 2016 Mark Woods The troubled Pan-Orthodox Council is set to begin on Saturday in Crete, but without some key players. First envisaged 55 years ago, it was designed to bring together...
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Pourquoi l’Eglise orthodoxe russe refuse de participer au concile

ENTRETIEN Le poids lourd démographique du monde orthodoxe a annoncé, lundi 13 juin, son refus de participer au concile convoqué en Crête par le patriarche œcuménique Bartholomée. Jean-François Colosimo, intellectuel orthodoxe et historien des religions, remet en perspective les atermoiements de cette Église sur le retour après 70 ans de glaciation soviétique.
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Orthodox Synod to Take Place Despite New Pullout by Russia

The spiritual leader of the world's Orthodox Christians on Wednesday said a historic meeting of church leaders — the first in more than a millennium — will take place on the Greek island of Crete despite a pullout by Russia.
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Il Difficile Cammino Comune delle Chiese Ortodosse

15 Giugno 2016 di Andrea Riccardi Il sinodo di Mosca ha chiesto, viste le difficoltà di alcune Chiese, di rinviare il Concilio panortodosso previsto per il 16 giugno. Se ci sarà, i russi non...
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La Russie ne participera pas au concile panorthodoxe

Le saint synode de la plus importante Église orthodoxe a appuyé lundi 13 juin la demande des Église bulgare, serbe, géorgienne et antiochienne de reporter le « saint et grand concile » qui doit se tenir en Crète du 19 au 26 juin.
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The Holy and Great Council: Orthodoxy’s Opportunity

14 June 2016 Evagelos Sotiropoulos “But let your ‘Yes’ be ‘Yes,’ and your ‘No,’ ‘No’” records Matthew the Apostle and Evangelist (5:37). Five short months ago a Synaxis of Primates of the...
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A Reflection by Orthodox Christian Laity as the Holy and Great Council Begins

Original article >> 14 June 2016 Source: Orthodox Christian Laity Heavenly king, Comforter, Spirit of truth, Who are present everywhere and fulfilling all things; ...
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“Here is why the Russian Church is not attending the Council in Crete”

Interview with historian Andrea Riccardi on the decision of the biggest Orthodox community not to participate in the pan-Orthodox Council: “Moscow is still attached to a sense of imperialism and is not backing the universal mission advocated by Bartholomew”
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Αρχιεπίσκοπος Κύπρου: ''Ντροπή τους, όσοι απέχουν από την Σύνοδο''

13 Ιούνιος 2016 Του Θεόδωρου Καλμούκου Ο Μακαριώτατος Αρχιεπίσκοπος Νέας Ιουστινιανής και πάσης Κύπρου κ. Χρυσόστομος, με αποκλειστική του συνέντευξη στον «Εθνικό Κήρυκα» απεκάλυψε πως θα...
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Why should we [Church of Serbia] go at the Council in Crete?

Original posting >> 13 June 2016 Bishop Maxim of Western American Diocese   At this year’s May session of the Holy Assembly of Bishops of the Serbian Orthodox Church held...
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La tenue du concile panorthodoxe suspendue à la décision russe

L’Église russe doit se prononcer lundi 13 juin sur la demande de renvoi du concile panorthodoxe qui devrait normalement se tenir en Crète du 19 au 26 juin.
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Pittsburgh, PA: Local Orthodox prepare for first global council in 1,200 years

12 June 2016   By Peter Smith / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette The leaders of their global churches may have some difficulty in getting together after a 1,200-year gap. But in the...
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Υπέρ της διεξαγωγής της Αγίας και Μεγάλης Συνόδου o Iερώνυμος

12/06/2016 Την άποψή του για το θέμα των Εκκλησιών που θα απέχουν από την Αγία και Μεγάλη Σύνοδο της Ορθοδόξου Εκκλησίας εξέφρασε σήμερα από τη Χίο, όπου εγκαινίασε το Μουσείο Μαστίχας, ο...
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Concilio Panortodosso. Il dilemma di Putin e l'ombra di Costantino

12 giugno 2016 (Alberto Melloni) Fra stasera e domattina Vladimir Vladimirovic Putin deve decidere che parte vuole avere nella chiesa: lunedì mattina il sinodo della chiesa russa deve...
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Έκκληση του Τμήματος Θεολογίας του ΑΠΘ προς τους ορθόδοξους να συνειδητοποιήσουν την ευθύνη τους

Έκκληση στους Ορθόδοξους πνευματικούς ηγέτες να συνειδητοποιήσουν την ιστορική ευθύνη που ανέλαβαν για την σύγκληση της Αγίας και Μεγάλης Συνόδου της Ορθοδοξίας απευθύνουν οι πανεπιστημιακοί δάσκαλοι του Τμήματος Θεολογίας της Θεολογικής Σχολής του Αριστοτελείου Πανεπιστημίου της Θεσσαλονίκης.
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Pope sends top Vatican officials to Pan-Orthodox Council

10 June 2016 Pope Francis will send high-level observers to the pan-Orthodox council meeting in Crete as a gesture of support for the Orthodox Church. The Holy and Great Council of the...
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Ο Αρχιεπίσκοπος Αμερικής για την Αγία και Μεγάλη Σύνοδο

10 Ιούνιος 2016 Του Θεόδωρου Καλμούκου Τη σπουδαιότητα της Μεγάλης Συνόδου για την Ορθόδοξη Εκκλησία τονίζει σε συνέντευξή του στον «Εθνικό Κήρυκα» ο Αρχιεπίσκοπος Γέρων Αμερικής κ....
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Public Orthodoxy Promotes Scholars' Plea for Pan-Orthodox Unity

10 June 2016 A change.org petition promoting Pan-Orthodox Unity has been posted on the blogsite "Public Orthodoxy". To view the posting, click here.  
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The Delegation of the Romanian Orthodox Church to the Holy and Great Council

The Delegation of the Romanian Orthodox Church to the Holy and Great Council During its working session on Tuesday, 7 June 2016, the Holy Synod of the Romanian Orthodox...
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Τα πραγματικά προβλήματα της Πανορθόδοξης Συνόδου

8 June 2016 του θεολόγου-φιλολόγου Κωνσταντίνου Νούση Είμαστε σχεδόν στην τελική ευθεία. Το θέμα πια είναι: στην ευθεία για τη σύγκληση ή για τη ματαίωση; Το δυστύχημα της διαπίστωσης αυτής...
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As Pan-Orthodox Council Approaches, Conflicts and Uncertainty Intensify

Some Orthodox factions insist non-Orthodox Churches, including the Catholic Church, should not be called "Churches". That's just one of many serious disagreements casting a cloud over Crete.
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«Η Εκκλησία είναι η εκδήλωση της ενότητας εν Χριστώ»

6 June 2016 Την απάντησή του στην άρνηση της Εκκλησίας της Βουλγαρίας και στις επιφυλάξεις της Εκκλησίας της Ρωσίας για τη συμμετοχή τους στην Πανορθόδοξη Σύνοδο, δίνει ο Αρχιεπίσκοπος...
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Leading cleric says Orthodox Church’s ‘Vatican II’ is a go

Original article courtesy of CRUX >> 7 June 2016 John L. Allen Jr. The Rev. John Chryssavgis speaks at Marian University in Indianapolis, Indiana, in December 2014. "Unity is an...
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Concile panorthodoxe: la fronde des Eglises slaves

Un sommet historique des Eglises autocéphales orthodoxes doit se tenir en Crète du 16 au 27 juin sous l’autorité du patriarche de Constantinople Bartholomée Ier. Une tutelle difficile à digérer pour Moscou
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Orthodox Christian’s spiritual seat issues calls for unity

The spiritual seat of the world’s Orthodox Christians on Friday issued a call for unity
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Vatican II and Eastern Orthodoxy’s Approaching Council

There are stylistic and substantial differences between the upcoming Great and Holy Council of Orthodoxy and the Second Vatican Council, but also three important similarities
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Delegation of the Ecumenical Patriarchate to the Holy and Great Council

His All-Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew, President of the Holy and Great Council His Eminence Archbishop Leo of Karelia and all Finland His Eminence Metropolitan Stephanos...
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Η Σύνοδος Κωνσταντινουπόλεως του 879/880 του ιερού Φωτίου, 8η Οικουμενική της καθόλου Εκκλησίας Ανατολής και Δύσεως

25 Μαΐου 2016 Ἐπειδή τελευταῖα γίνεται πολύς λόγος γιά τή Σύνοδο τοῦ ἱεροῦ Φωτίου ταῶν ἐτῶν 879/880 στήν Κωνσταντινούπολη, ἐπιθυμῶ νά ἀναφερθῶ στό σημαντικό αὐτό γεγονός δι’ ὀλίγων, ὅπως...
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Ιερώνυμος: Καλούμεθα να διακονήσουμε ένα μεγάλο ιστορικό εκκλησιαστικό γεγονός

5/24/2016 «Καλούμεθα να διακονήσουμε ένα μεγάλο ιστορικό εκκλησιαστικό γεγονός, που προϋποθέτει και απαιτεί τον φωτισμό του Αγίου Πνεύματος, την ανιδιοτελή φωνή μας και την θυσιαστική μαρτυρία...
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Πανορθόδοξη 2016: Πυρετός προετοιμασιών στην Κρήτη

23 Μαίου 2016 Κάτια Τσιμπλάκη Πυρετός προετοιμασιών στην Ορθόδοξη Ακαδημία Κρήτης για την υποδοχή της Αγίας και Μεγάλης Συνόδου των Ορθοδόξων Εκκλησιών. Πρόκειται για την πρώτη ...
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Συμπόσιο στην Πατριαρχική Ακαδημία Κρήτης για την Αγία και Μεγάλη Σύνοδο της Ορθοδοξίας

16 Μαΐυ 2016 Με ιδιαίτερη επιτυχία διεξήχθη στην αίθουσα εκδηλώσεων της Πατριαρχικής Ανώτατης Εκκλησιαστικής Ακαδημίας Κρήτης οι εργασίες του Επιστημονικού Συμποσίου που διοργάνωσε η...
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Metropolitan Alexios of Atlanta – About the Holy and Great Synod

© Πεμπτουσία His Eminence Alexios, Metropolitan of Atlanta, who is serving as a member of the Holy and Great Synod of the Ecumenical Patriarchate at the present time, speaks to...
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Orthodox Council moved from Turkey to Greece over Russia crisis

19 April 2016 A historical meeting bringing together representatives of 300 million Orthodox Christians, which had been due to be held in Istanbul this year after centuries away, has been...
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Analyzing the Holy and Great Council

Theological commentary on the process and logistics of the Holy and Great Council.
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Eastern Christian leaders face ultra-conservative grumbles as they prepare for a summit

6 March 2016 AS ORTHODOX Christian leaders prepare for what has been billed as their most important gathering for centuries, they have many problems to wrestle with. One, as widely reported...
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On the Great Council of the Orthodox Church

Theological commentary on the process and logistics of the Holy and Great Council.
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