Ecumenism (Religion)

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  • Aggression of Greek-Catholics Should Become Main Topic in Orthodox-Catholic Dialogue - Met. Hilarion

    09/30/2016 4:30:03 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 1 replies
    Interfax ^ | 9/30/16
    Moscow, September 30, Interfax - Dialogue between Orthodox and Catholics should focus on the actions of the Greek-Catholic Church and the theme of the Uniatism, head of the Synodal Department for External Church Relations Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk believes. "Statements of UGCC supreme archbishop Svyatoslav Shevchuk with attacks against the canonical Ukrainian Orthodox Church and the Moscow Patriarchate sow distrust between Orthodox and Catholics," the metropolitan said in his interview with Interfax-Religion summing up the results of the 14th plenary session of the Joint International Commission for Theological Dialogue held in Italian Chieti. He reminded that a historic meeting between...
  • The Decisions of the Church of Greece on the Council of Crete and Final Outcome (long)

    09/30/2016 11:59:17 AM PDT · by NRx
    Orthodox Ethos ^ | 09-28-2016 | Metropolitan Hierotheos (Vlachos) of Nafpaktos
    Wednesday, 28 September 2016Translated, for the Holy Metropolis of Nafpaktos and St. Vlassios, by Anastasios Filippides Original Text in Greek: Ναυπάκτου κ. Ἱεροθέου: Οἱ ἀποφάσεις τῆς Ἱεραρχίας τῆς Ἐκκλησίας τῆς Ἑλλάδος γιὰ τὴν «Ἁγία καὶ Μεγάλη Σύνοδο» καὶ ἡ κατάληξή τους. AT ITS MEETINGS on 24 and 25 May 2016, the Hierarchy of the Church of Greece, as was its right and responsibility, studied the texts adopted by the Pre-Conciliar Pan-Orthodox Conferences and Summits of the Primates, further to the decision and proposal of the Standing Holy Synod. Having taken into account Article 11 of the Organisation and Working...
  • Georgian Church reassures believersPope's visit not to cross into ecumenism

    09/29/2016 10:56:06 AM PDT · by NRx · 1 replies
    Pravoslavie ^ | 09-29-2016 | Pravoslavie
    September 29, 2016 In response to some strong reactions among the clergy and faithful to the Pope's upcoming visit to the country of Georgia, Sept. 30-Oct. 2, which will include meeting with His Holiness Patriarch Ilia II, the Patriarchate has released a statement aimed at reassuring those concerned. "We note that prayerful-sacramental communion between us and the Catholic church of Rome has been severed since medieval times and as long as there are dogmatic differences between us, according to Church law, Orthodox believers do not take part in their services," the statement reads. The release notes that Pope Francis'...
  • Dear Lord, Please Let Your Truth Be Revealed Tonight

    09/26/2016 5:45:54 PM PDT · by Be Careful · 37 replies
    Amen.
  • The New Orthodox-Catholic Agreement is a Landmark but Theres a Long Way to Go

    09/26/2016 4:47:49 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 67 replies
    The Catholic Herald (UK) ^ | 9/26/16 | Fr. Mark Drew
    The Joint Commission for Theological Dialogue announced a substantial agreement but healing the historic schism still requires plenty of workAs of last Thursday, the Joint Commission for Theological Dialogue between the Orthodox Church and the Catholic Church announced that it had reached substantial agreement on the questions of primacy and synodality in the Church. It was described as a landmark agreement, and one source asked excitedly whether Orthodox Churches might soon recognise the Pope. Has there really been a historic breakthrough in the process towards healing the thousand-year-old schism between East and West? That the issue is a thorny one...
  • Catholic and Orthodox Theologians Reach Landmark Agreement

    09/22/2016 7:31:18 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 3 replies
    The Catholic Herald (UK) ^ | 9/22/16 | Staff Reporter
    Scholars reportedly achieve breakthrough on synodality and primacyCatholic and Orthodox scholars have reached a landmark agreement on synodality and primacy in the early Church, it has been reported. According to a Russian Orthodox Church website, the Joint Commission for Theological Dialogue between the Orthodox Church and the Roman Catholic Church has approved a joint document called Synodality and Primacy during the First Millennium: Towards a Common Understanding in Service to the Unity of the Church.Differing views on the synodal structure of the Church and the primacy of the Pope are regarded as two of the greatest obstacles to unity between...
  • With Burning Concern: We Accuse Pope Francis: - II of III

    09/22/2016 4:09:40 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 39 replies
    The Remnant Newspaper & Catholic Family News ^ | September 22, 2016 | Michael J. Matt, Christopher Ferrara & John Vennari
    With Burning Concern: We Accuse Pope Francis Part II of III "As you revealed in your manifesto (Evangelii gaudium, 94), you are filled with contempt for tradition-minded Catholics, whom you rashly accuse of self-absorbed Promethean neopelagianism and of feel[ing] superior to others because they observe certain rules or remain intransigently faithful to a particular Catholic style from the past. You even ridicule a supposed soundness of doctrine or discipline because, according to you, it leads instead to a narcissistic and authoritarian elitism, whereby instead of evangelizing, one analyzes and classifies others A Joint Statement from The Remnant and Catholic Family...
  • Let us Free Ourselves from the Heavy Burdens of Fundamentalism and Hate [Assisi]

    09/20/2016 5:25:20 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 15 replies
    La Stampa-Vatican Insider ^ | 9/20/16 | Andrea Tornielli
    In his final speech in Assisi, Francis said no to the paganism of indifference. Our path leads us to immersing ourselves in situations and giving first place to those who suffer; to taking on conflicts and healing them from withinNo to a paganism of indifference, our path leads us to immersing ourselves in situations and giving first place to those who suffer; to taking on conflicts and healing them from within let us free ourselves from the heavy burdens of fundamentalism and hate. In the heart of Assisi, warmed by the afternoon sun, Pope Francis, along with hundreds of men...
  • Pope Francis: War Is Satan's Work, "There Is No God Of War"

    09/20/2016 10:52:46 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 83 replies
    Breibart.com ^ | September 20, 2016 | Thomas D. Williams, PH.D
    On the 30th annual World Day of Prayer, Pope Francis met with leaders of the worlds religions to pray for peace, insisting that God is a God of Peace. There is no god of war, Francis proclaimed during morning Mass, celebrated in the chapel of his residence in the Vatican. War is the work of the Evil one, the devil, who wants to kill everyone, the Pope said in preparation for a day dedicated to praying for peace.
  • Russian Orthodox Official: Eastern-Rite Catholics are Obstacles to Ecumenical Unity

    09/19/2016 5:45:30 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 16 replies
    Speaking on September 16 at a meeting of a joint Catholic-Orthodox theological commission, the chief ecumenical officer of the Russian Orthodox Church said that the activity of the "Uniates"-- the Eastern churches in communion with Rome-- is the greatest obstacle to greater unity between Catholics and Orthodox. The statement by Metropolitan Hilarion was a familiar complaint from the Moscow patriarchate, which has frequently criticized the Eastern-rite Ukrainian Catholic Church, accusing that body of fueling tensions in Ukraine. The Russian Orthodox Church regards Ukraine as its "canonical territory"-- a claim that the Holy See does not accept.
  • Catholics and Orthodox Seek Consensus Over Synodality Document

    09/16/2016 5:04:24 PM PDT · by marshmallow
    Vatican Radio ^ | 9/15/16
    (Vatican Radio) Catholic and Orthodox theologians are meeting in the Italian town of Chieti for the 14th plenary session of their international dialogue commission. The meeting from September 15th to 22nd brings together two representatives from each of the fourteen Orthodox Churches, alongside 28 Catholic participants, under the shared presidency of Cardinal Kurt Koch from the Pontifical Council for the Promotion of Christian Unity and Archbishop Job of Telmessos from the Ecumenical Patriarchate. The meeting will focus on discussion of a draft document, drawn up at the previous two sessions, entitled Towards a common understanding of Synodality and Primacy in...
  • Let us pray alongside the Christian martyrs of today

    A new interreligious meeting is to take place in Assisi on September 20, 2016, with Pope Francis presiding. Armed with the constant teachings of the Popes up until the Second Vatican Council, the Society of St. Pius X will not pray with the 400 representatives of worldwide religions who will invoke the beliefs of Mahomet, Buddha, Confucius and Kali alongside the profession of the Catholic Faith: I believe in one God, Father Almighty, Creator of heaven and earth, and of all things visible and invisible. I believe in one Lord, Jesus Christ, the only begotten Son of God, born of...
  • JUDAH BEN SAMUEL

    09/07/2016 2:18:30 PM PDT · by windhover · 24 replies
    September 7, 2016 | windhover
    "Several years ago a German language scholar,Ludwig Schneider,discovered an amazing prophecy dating back to 1217 AD by a highly respected rabbi by the name of Judah Ben Samuel. I was reported that he was given a prophecy about the exact year of Israel's rebirth.
  • Judah Ben Samuel

    09/06/2016 9:36:01 PM PDT · by windhover · 9 replies
    Windhover
    My last remarks were scrubbed. I hope I am not becoming Paranoid. Really though there should be a way to save our own remarks.
  • Ecumenists Out of the House. But Inside Its a Melee (Trouble in the Eastern Rite Churches)

    09/06/2016 7:33:41 PM PDT · by NRx · 4 replies
    Chiesa ^ | 09-06-2016 | Sandro Magister
    ROME, September 6, 2016 - Ad extra ecumenism is ever more on the crest of the wave, bolstered by gestures of respect from the pope for the Eastern Churches, from Constantinople to Moscow. But at home ecumenism is not to be found. Blow after blow, the Vatican congregation for Oriental Churches does nothing but dissipate what remains of important dioceses and institutions of the Byzantine Catholic rite, instead of reinforcing their identity. The congregation is governed by Argentine cardinal Leonardo Sandri, who was trained in the secretariat of state and is assisted by the Jesuit Cyril Vasil, secretary, and...
  • Inconvenient Truths

    09/05/2016 7:29:21 AM PDT · by Roman_War_Criminal · 24 replies
    Rapture Forums ^ | 9/5/2016 | Daymond Duck
    There are times when the truth is troublesome and people dont want others to know it. The thing is true, but it doesnt fit the narrative that someone wants to project. For example, there is a long list of unusual deaths and alleged murders of people involved with the Clintons. The list can be found on Bing and Yahoo, but not on Google. Mrs. Clinton is running for president of the United States. Some people might want to know what is on the list before they vote. But it looks like Google doesnt want people to have the information because...
  • 'Solomon's Palace' discovered in Israel, . . . (truncated)

    09/04/2016 8:23:27 AM PDT · by fella · 40 replies
    Christian Today ^ | 4 September 2016 | Hazel Torres
    showing another proof that Bible passages were based on actual historical events Solid evidence has once again been unearthed proving that passages from the Bible were based on actual historical events. A team of archaeologists has discovered a palatial building in Gezer, Israel, which the discoverers named "Solomon's Palace," according to New Historian. The spectacular building was constructed over 3,000 years ago, in the tenth century BCE, according to the archaeologists. Although they could not tell yet which king, if any, lived in the palace, they believe it was likely built during the reign of King Solomon. Their conjecture was...
  • ELCA Approves Lutheran-Roman Catholic Ecumenical Document

    08/15/2016 11:16:44 AM PDT · by marshmallow · 11 replies
    [ELCA News] The 2016 Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) Churchwide Assembly took several significant steps Aug. 10 moving forward the mission of this church as a church for the sake of the world. By a vote of 931 to 9, the assembly overwhelmingly accepted the Declaration on the Way, a unique ecumenical document that marks a path toward greater unity between Roman Catholics and Lutherans. Following the vote, an emotional assembly stood to applaud the momentous decision. At the heart of the document are 32 Statements of Agreement that state where Lutherans and Roman Catholics do not have church-dividing...
  • Will Pope Francis visit Assisi again this year? This imam says yes.

    Assisi, Italy, Aug 11, 2016 / 05:24 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- If a prominent imam is right, Pope Francis will visit Assisi Sept. 19 for a major international interreligious meeting. ..... The meeting falls on the 30th anniversary of the World Day of Prayer for Peace that St. John Paul II convoked in Assisi 1986.
  • Do Jews and Muslims Decide the Conditions for the Recognition of the SSPX?

    Director of Vatican Insider, the papal house vaticanist Andrea Tornielli, explains why his articles and products published by his platform are of particular attention. This also applies to this article by the AJC representatives to the Holy See, where Tornielli allows Jews and Muslims to designate the conditions about which the Holy See should conduct a canonical recognition of the SSPX. Vice versa this means: Should these conditions not be met, it would open up "serious questions". It's a statement in the article of the American Jewish Comittee that someone could read as a threat. Anyway, Tornielli offered the American...
  • Anglican Orders

    07/30/2016 1:16:52 PM PDT · by NRx · 2 replies
    Fr Hunwicke's Mutual Enrichment ^ | 07-30-2016 | Fr. John Hunwicke
    It was the view of pope Leo XIII that Anglican Orders were null and void, in the sense that they were not identical with the sacerdotal Orders which the Church considers herself to inherit from the Apostles. That is still the official juridical view of the Catholic Church. What is often not noticed is that this is also now the view of the Church of England. Since the 1990s, the Church of England has entered into formal relationships with ecclesial bodies which undoubtedly lack Catholic Orders. The 'Porvoo' arrangement inserts her into the Porvoo Communion in which, even where there...
  • Looking For A New Church to attend:

    07/28/2016 11:37:02 AM PDT · by Vinylly · 41 replies
    We are looking for a new church. We have been attending the First Presbyterian Church in Seattle. The congregation voted to leave Presbyterian Churches USA, so now we are just an independent Presbyterian Church. The Presbytery took us to court to take over our church property, which we lost. They also confiscated all our assets and bank accounts. They are trying to 'starve us out and destroy us, as we will be unable to pay our bills, and pay wages to church staff and ministers. We have no funds to rent a new worship space. The wife and I have...
  • Catholic Parish Priest Given Right to Preach in [Anglican] St Annes Cathedral (N. Ireland)

    07/28/2016 6:24:58 AM PDT · by marshmallow · 2 replies
    News Letter ^ | 7/27/17
    St Annes Cathedral has appointed a Roman Catholic priest as one of its canons for the first time. Father Edward ODonnell, parish priest of St Brigids in south Belfast, is now one of three ecumenical canons at the Church of Ireland cathedral. he dean of the cathedral, the Very Reverend John Mann, said the title allows him to help lead worship meaning he can preach, as well as read scripture and prayers. To take part in services, they must first be invited by Dean Mann. Dean Mann said Fr ODonnell may well take part in this years traditional Black...
  • What kind of tree?

    07/16/2016 7:54:14 AM PDT · by William of Barsoom · 113 replies
    Myself | July 16, 2016 | William Of Barsoom
    This may seem frivolous, but I assure you it is real. I'm on a small committee to select a tree for planting to honor a good man's memory who passed away 2 years ago. He was a moral man, a Christian, a father, and a good husband.
  • ATHONITE FATHERS CALL FOR REJECTION OF CRETAN COUNCIL AND CESSATION OF COMMEMORATION OF THE...

    07/15/2016 4:48:37 PM PDT · by NRx · 3 replies
    Orthodox Ethos ^ | 07-14-2016
    An "Open Letter" from Athonite Fathers to the Holy Community of the Holy Mountain of Athos is calling for an immediate convocation of the governing body of Mt. Athos in order to condemn the "false council" of Crete and cease the comemoration of the Patriarch of Constantinople on Mt. Athos. OVER 60 Hieromonk and monks, with a disciple of Saint Paisios, Elder Gabriel of the Kelli of St. Christodoulos (Holy Monastery of Koutloumosiou) at their head, have written an open letter to the Holy Community of Mt. Athos calling upon the Abbots to reject the Council in Crete and stating...
  • Vatican Works to Rekindle Dialogue with Sunni Muslim Scholars

    07/14/2016 12:34:54 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 21 replies
    Bishop Miguel Ayuso Guixot, the secretary of the Pontifical Council for Inter-Religious Dialogue, will travel to Egypt soon to meet with leaders of Al Azhar University, the Vatican announced on July 12. The visit will follow up on the May meeting in Rome between Pope Francis and Sheik Ahmad al-Tayyib, the head of Al Azhar University. The purpose of the bishop's visit to Cairo, the Vatican said, will be to explore ways to resume official dialogue between the Vatican and the Egyptian institution. Al Azhar, which is generally recognized as the foremost institution in the Sunni Muslim world, had engaged...
  • A word of hope[charismatic Caucus]

    07/14/2016 6:55:18 AM PDT · by Jedediah · 6 replies
    You have nothing to fear for I "have" gone before you in this and I am God alone , no one can cross my line of defense and in this find Peace. You see you are in my hand and no one in the spiritual or the flesh can take you from me Be at Peace for it is here you rest even now ! Romans 8:31-39 Nothing Can Separate Us from Gods Love 31 What shall we say about such wonderful things as these? If God is for us, who can ever be against us? 32 Since he did...
  • As a psychiatrist, I diagnose mental illness. Also, I help spot demonic possession.

    07/13/2016 1:04:14 PM PDT · by Trumpinator · 50 replies
    washingtonpost.com ^ | July 1, 2016 | Richard Gallagher
    Richard Gallagher is a board-certified psychiatrist and a professor of clinical psychiatry at New York Medical College. He is at work on a book about demonic possession in the United States. In the late 1980s, I was introduced to a self-styled Satanic high priestess. She called herself a witch and dressed the part, with flowing dark clothes and black eye shadow around to her temples. In our many discussions, she acknowledged worshipping Satan as his queen. Im a man of science and a lover of history; after studying the classics at Princeton, I trained in psychiatry at Yale and in...
  • Pope chooses Protestant to produce Argentine edition of Vatican newspaper

    07/12/2016 4:36:24 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 10 replies
    Pope Francis has chosen Marcelo Figueroa, a Protestant theologian and a personal friend, to edit an Argentine edition of L'Osservatore Romano. Beginning in September, Figueroa will edit an Argentine publication that combines material from the weekly Spanish-language edition of L'Osservatore Romano with local content. He told the Crux news site that he plans to rely on Catholic and non-Catholic sources, to give the newspaper ecumencial appeal. Figueroa told Crux: "We want to spread Francis' universal, pastoral work, in a way that reaches every Argentine."
  • Franklin Graham Asks for Day of Prayer for America - July 18, 2016 - 12noon EST

    07/12/2016 12:25:16 PM PDT · by milford421 · 28 replies
    Franklin Graham facebook ^ | 7/12/16 | Franklin Graham
    "Our country is in a huge mess. Shootings, riots, and protests now claim the headlines about America, and thats heartbreaking. We are in desperate need of Divine intervention. We need healing. Prayer is what can make a difference in America. One week from todayMonday, July 18, at 12:00 Noon EasternIm asking you to pray with me live on Facebook just before the Republican National Convention opens." ... "Then the following Monday, July 25, before the opening of the Democratic National Convention, we will pray together again. Ask your friends to join us as wellwe need the whole nation praying."
  • The Airplane Magisterium and Its Consequences

    07/12/2016 9:17:43 AM PDT · by ebb tide
    Fatima Perspectives ^ | July 11, 2016 | Christopher A. Ferrara
    In my last column before a brief hiatus (to attend the important Roman Forum Conference at Lake Garda, Italy), I promised further discussion of Pope Francis latest scandalous inflight press conference, this time on the return to Rome from an utterly pointless (and needlessly expensive) trip to Armenia. At the risk of being facetious, it would appear that at this point in the Bergoglian pontificate one can speak of a Rule of Bergoglio: No Papal Press Conference Shall Be Without at Least One Major Error Against the Faith. This time we had the following whopper concerning Luther, who literally invented...
  • Catholic Archdiocese of Melbourne: Muhammad "instrument of God's mercy" [Chrislam in Church]

    07/10/2016 2:32:27 PM PDT · by Jan_Sobieski · 53 replies
    Jihad Watch ^ | 7/10/2016 | Robert Spencer
    The Catholic Archdiocese of Melbourne has issued greetings to Muslims on the occasion of the feast of Eid al-Fitr. The Very Reverend Denis Stanley, Episcopal Vicar for Ecumenical and Interfaith Relations for the Melbourne Archdiocese, wrote: The Catholic Archdiocese of Melbourne would like to extend its best wishes to the Muslim community in Victoria and Australia on the occasion of Eid al-Fitr, the Feast of the Breaking of the Fast, celebrated at the end of the sacred month of Ramadan. The Holy Qur'an was first revealed in the month of Ramadan and had a special purpose: "And We sent down...
  • Vatican: Christians and Muslims: Beneficiaries and Instruments of Divine Mercy

    VATICAN CITY The Vaticans Pontifical Council for Interreligious Dialogue on Friday sent a message to the Muslim world, as they observe the month of Ramadan and approach the feast of Id al-Fitr. The message, signed by French cardinal His Eminence Jean-Louis Tauran, President of the Pontifical Council for Interreligious Dialogue, is called: Christians and Muslims: Beneficiaries and Instruments of Divine Mercy. Christians and Muslims: Beneficiaries and Instruments of Divine Mercy Dear Muslim brothers and sisters, 1. The month of Ramadan and Id al-Fitr is an important religious event for Muslims around the world, focused on fasting, prayer and good...
  • Christians in Antioch Celebrate Feast of Sts Peter and Paul Together in the "Cave Church of Peter"

    07/01/2016 9:31:52 AM PDT · by marshmallow · 3 replies
    Agenzia Fides ^ | 6/27/16
    Antakia (Agenzia Fides) - This year in Antakya, Turkey, Catholics and Orthodox will celebrate together the feast of Saints Peter and Paul at the "Cave Church of Peter", the ancient cave church on Mt. Silpius, reopened to visitors in 2015, after a restoration that lasted many years. On the morning of June 29, in the presence of Bishop Paul Bizzeti SJ, Apostolic Vicar of Anatolia, and envoy of the Greek Orthodox Patriarch of Antioch, the Christians of the local community will animate a joint celebration with songs, prayers and readings from the New Testament. Archbishop Paul Fitzpatrick Russell, Apostolic Nuncio...
  • Encyclical of the Holy and Great Council of the Orthodox Church

    06/27/2016 5:09:09 PM PDT · by NRx · 1 replies
    The Council of Crete ^ | 06-27-2016 | The Great & Holy Council of Crete
    Official Documents of the Holy and Great Council of the Orthodox Church Back Encyclical of the Holy and Great Council of the Orthodox Church ΕλληνικάEnglishрусскийfrançais ENCYCLICAL OF THE HOLY AND GREAT COUNCIL OF THE ORTHODOX CHURCH Crete 2016 In the Name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit With a hymn of thanksgiving, we praise and worship God in Trinity, who has enabled us to gather together during the days of the feast of Pentecost here on the island of Crete, which has been sanctified by St. Paul, the Apostle to the Gentiles, and his...
  • Pope to Armenian Orthodox: Let Us Race Towards Full Communion!'

    06/27/2016 3:35:46 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 10 replies
    With great joy, we are walking together on a journey that has already taken us far, the Holy Father declared today at an ecumenical meeting in Yerevan, Armenia.YEREVAN, Armenia Working toward full communion is a project of love, humility and peace, Pope Francis told Armenian Orthodox leaders gathered at an ecumenical meeting on Saturday. With great joy, we are walking together on a journey that has already taken us far, and we look confidently towards the day when by Gods help we shall be united around the altar of Christs sacrifice in the fullness of Eucharistic communion, he said....
  • Remembering in Prayer Our Departed Fathers (Prayer/Devotional)

    06/18/2016 7:27:32 PM PDT · by NRx · 2 replies
    Vanity | NRx
    O God of all spirits and of every flesh, Who didst trod down death and overcome the devil, bestowing life on this Thy world, to the souls of these Thy servants, departed this life, do Thou, O Lord, grant rest in a place of light, in a place of green pasture, in a place of refreshment, from whence all pain and sorrow and mourning have fled away. Every sin by them committed in thought, word, or deed, do Thou as our Good and Loving God forgive; as there is no man who shall live and sinnneth not, for Thou alone...
  • Orthodox Church of Cyprus Proposes Amendments to Pan Orthodox Council Text on Ecumenism

    06/06/2016 1:03:57 PM PDT · by NRx · 10 replies
    agionoros.ru (via Pravoslavie) ^ | 06-06-2016 | Orthodox Church of Cyprus
    June 6, 2016 The Orthodox Church of Cyprus has distributed an official statement reflecting its position on the eve of the Pan-Orthodox Council. Its main provisions are as follows: - The Church of Cyprus considers the Orthodox Church the one, holy, catholic, and Apostolic Church, which has preserved inviolate the unity of the faith once delivered to the saints (Jude 1:3). - The Church of Cyprus believes it necessary to develop relations with the heterodox Churches and confessions, with the purpose of promoting the unity of Christians in the context of the one undivided Church. - They propose amendments...
  • Met. Benjamin of Vladivostok on Orthodox participation in the World Council of Churches

    06/06/2016 12:49:24 PM PDT · by NRx · 4 replies
    Pravoslavie | 06-04-2016 | Metropolitan Benjamin of Vladivostok and Primorsk
    /p> April 19, St. Tikhons Orthodox University for the Humanities, with the blessing of His Holiness Patriarch Kirill, hosted the conference: The Pan-Orthodox Council: Opinions and Expectations. Taking part in the work of the conference were prominent bishops, clergy, and laity. Among those called to take part in the conference was one of the most authoritative hierarchs of our Church, Metropolitan Benjamin (Pushkar) of Vladivostok and Primorsk, head of the Primorsk Metropolia. However Vladyka was not able to be present in Moscow, but sent his judgment-presentation to the conference concerning those themes which most concerned him. A photocopy of...
  • ISIS Attacks Have Helped Forge Bonds of Unity with Catholics, Says Orthodox Bishop

    06/03/2016 3:28:37 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 25 replies
    The Syriac Orthodox bishop of the Iraqi city of Mosul has told a French publication that ISIS attacks have helped forge bonds of unity with Catholics. The Syriac Orthodox Church is among the Oriental Orthodox churches that ceased to be in full communion with the Holy See following the Ecumenical Council of Chalcedon in 451. This tragedy made us walk towards unity, said Archbishop Nicodemus Daoud Sharaf. Arriving in Mosul [in 2014], ISISs men chased the Christians indiscriminately. So why should we make differences?... Today in Iraq, we are working as one Christian church. The prelate offered strong criticism of...
  • Details Released of Reformation Commemoration in Lund, Sweden

    Pope Francis visit to Lund, Sweden, to commemorate the 500th anniversary of the Reformation will comprise two parts and will begin with a common prayer service in Lund's Lutheran cathedral and continue with a public event at Malm Arena that will be open to wider participation, Vatican and Lutheran leaders have announced. In a joint statement issued today by the Lutheran World Federation (LWF) and the Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity, they reiterated that the Oct. 31 event will be centered on the themes of thanksgiving, repentance and commitment to common witness". It also said the overall aim of...
  • Did the Pope prayed towards Mecca?

    I don't want to be alarmist, but why would the Pope pray towards Mecca, if he did?
  • Vatican Chief of Ecumenical Relations: 'We Have a Mission to Convert' Muslims

    05/25/2016 5:18:14 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 8 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | May 25, 2016 | 1:25 PM EDT | Michael W. Chapman
    Catholic Cardinal Kurt Koch, who heads the Vaticans office for ecumenical relations, said that Christians have a mission to convert all non-Christian religions people, including Muslims, to Christianity, with the exception of those who follow Judaism because of its unique, familial relationship with Christianity: both religions have the same roots. For Muslims, he added, the Islamic tradition in terms of the Abrahamic religions is not the same. [] It is very clear that we can speak about three Abrahamic religions, but we cannot deny that the view of Abraham in the Jewish tradition and the Christian tradition and the Islamic...
  • The Mad Virtues of Pope Francis, and the Desperate Resistance

    05/25/2016 3:19:08 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 59 replies
    St Corbian's Bear ^ | May 24, 2016 | St Corbian's Bear
    Typically, for the Bear, this is not short. You may find it entertaining, however. It wraps up several issues that have been occupying the Bear's mind lately as he grapples with the why and the how of what he is doing. Pope Francis: Finally, a Smiling Face to the Horror For decades we have had to sit and watch helplessly as the Church was consumed by preventable scandal and ceaseless innovation. The enemy was hard to get a fix on. He seemed to be everywhere and nowhere, and his name was Legion. But it was clear that somehow the schwerpunkt...
  • Cardinal Mller Expects SSPX to Recognize Disputed Council Teachings

    Cardinal Gerhard Mller has said he expects the Society of St. Pius X, which has always opposed the Second Vatican Council's declarations on religious freedom and ecumenism, to unreservedly recognize freedom of religion as a human right, and an obligation to ecumenism. In an interview in the June edition of the German publication Herder Korrespondenz, the prefect of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith said that if one wants to be fully Catholic, one must recognize the Pope and the Second Vatican Council.
  • Metropolitan Hilarion Criticizes Protestant Churches that Support Modern Secular Values

    05/21/2016 11:50:27 AM PDT · by NRx · 1 replies
    Russian Orthodox Church ^ | 05-19-2016 | ROC
    In his address at the grand meeting on the occasion of the DECR 70th anniversary, Metropolitan Hilarion said that the relations of the Russian Church with the Catholic Church and with the Ancient Oriental Churches could be characterized by positive dynamics, but, regrettably, we cannot say the same about relations with the Protestant world. The contradictions between the Orthodox Church and the Protestant communities that consistently distort the Churchs teaching to accommodate modern secular standards are intensifying, he said and added that the Moscow Patriarchate was still open to cooperation with representatives of the conservative circles of the Protestant world...
  • How to Understand the Doctrines

    05/20/2016 3:23:00 PM PDT · by Vision · 50 replies
    I was raised Catholic, like 12 years Catholic school and currently attend a Catholic Church, but this Pope and the Church's lack of response has destroyed it now. And after brushing up on history I find the idea of papal infallibility ridiculous, insulting to God. What's a good way to understand the different doctrines so I can move on? I don't have an understanding of them. I'm leaning Protestant as it seems Martin Luther was right on. Just need productive civil information for my next step. Thanks.
  • Vanity - A Path Back to Liturgical Sanity (Catholic Caucus)

    05/20/2016 2:46:01 PM PDT · by scouter · 12 replies
    5/20/2016 | Scouter
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