Ecumenism

On May 15th, 2014, the Assembly of Canonical Orthodox Bishops of the United States (the organization that represents all the groups in the US in communion with the Phanar) and the US Conference of Catholic Bishops, issued a joint statement celebrating the commemoration of the 50th Anniversary of the meeting of Paul VI and Athenagoras in Jerusalem in 1964, and the “lifting of the anathemas” in 1965.

The Assembly represents organizations such as the ROCOR (MP), the OCA, Antiochians, Serbian Patriarchal churches, and is headed by Archbishop Demetrios of the Greek Archdiocese (the local representation of the Phanar in the US).  The Assembly represents a more ‘liberal’ interpretation than that given by Traditional (True) Orthodox Christians, who reject the body as apostate and its members as schismatics and heretics.

May 24, 2014

Joint Statemet by World Orthodox and Roman Catholics on Meeting in Jerusalem

On May 15th, 2014, the Assembly of Canonical Orthodox Bishops of the United States (the organization that represents all the groups in the US in communion […]
May 12, 2014

Bartholomew Ecumenical Visit to Germany

May 11, 2014 (Source: Greek Reporter-Europe) The Ecumenical Patriarch will start off his official visit in Stuttgart, where he will be received by Baden-Wurrtemberg Prime Minister […]
May 12, 2014

Pope and Patriarch to “Celebrate Mass” Together In Jerusalem According to Greek Newspaper

Reported on May 9, 2014 (Source: Greek Reporter-Europe) “The two leaders will celebrate Mass together at the Church of the Holy Sepulchre, where the faithful believe […]
May 11, 2014

Vatican Chief Ecumenist Meets with Phanar

Reported May 6, 2014 (Source: Cedmitsa.Ru) ISTANBUL. 5 May Phanar Patriarchate of Constantinople Patriarch Bartholomew met with Cardinal Kurt Koch, who arrived in Istanbul to attend […]