mp and ecumenism

November 27th, 2012

Met. Hilarion (Alfeyev), the MP head of its Department of External Church Relations, has continued the Moscow Patriarchate plan for extended ecumenical activities and relations with other heterodox groups.  Recently, Met. Hilarion and MP delegates met and held ecumenical discussions with the more liberal Finish Lutheran Church (which accepts abortion and homosexuality).

Also mentioned was the important 2014 ecumenical event between the Finnish Lutherans and the Moscow Patriarchate.  The Moscow Patriarchate has consistently insisted, over the past few years, upon a course of full blown ecumenical activity on every front. As reported earlier, the join MP-Anglican services, as well as the visits by the MP clergy to the Vatican (for example, the taking of blessings from the Pope), have demonstrated that whatever conservative minority may exist in the former ( or still?) Soviet structure have failed.

November 28, 2012

MP and Finish Lutherans Hold Ecumenical Meeting

November 27th, 2012 Met. Hilarion (Alfeyev), the MP head of its Department of External Church Relations, has continued the Moscow Patriarchate plan for extended ecumenical activities […]
November 24, 2012

Russia Reverses Course on “FSB Church” in Paris

It appears that Russia has suspended its bid for a permit to build a Church on the Seine riverbank after the mayor of Paris weighed in […]
November 23, 2012

MP and Phanar Continue Ecumenical Relations with Rome

On November 20th, 2012, Met. Hilarion (Alfeyev), head of the MP Department of External Church Relations (DECR), flew to France in order to prepare a coordinating […]
November 22, 2012

MP-Anglican Joint Services

November 22, 2012 Recently, several members of the MP have become more disconcerted about joint services between MP clergy and Anglican clergy.  One specific instance would […]