World Orthodox Delegation for Anglican Ecumenist Meeting

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World Orthodox Delegation for Anglican Ecumenist Meeting

Representatives of the Ecumenical Patriarchate, Patriarchates of Alexandria, Antioch, Moscow, Serbia, Romania, Georgia, and the New Calendar churches of Greece, Cyprus, and Albania met for a seven-day ecumenical symposium sponsored by the Anglican Communion, to continue a “study” on “Christian anthropology”. (Four invited delegates were unable to attend.)

According to the release from the Anglican Communion News Service:

“The members of the Commission were warmly welcomed to the diocese of St Asaph in the Church in Wales by Bishop Gregory Cameron and by clergy and faithful of the churches of the diocese.    Members of the Commission visited the churches of St Giles, Wrexham and All Saints, Gresford. Accompanied by the Roman Catholic bishop of Wrexham, they prayed at St Winefride’s well, a site of holy pilgrimage for many centuries, and enjoyed fellowship with parishioners, local civic dignitaries and other ecumenical guests at St Peter’s Church, Holywell. Members took part in Choral Evensong at St Asaph’s Cathedral and, following the service, were graciously hosted by the bishop in his home. The Commission members appreciated the opportunity to learn about the long and rich history of Christianity in Wales, and to be so thoughtfully received by Bishop Gregory, himself a former co-secretary of the dialogue.

Daily prayer strengthened the work of the Commission. Members also attended the Divine Liturgy at St Barbara’s Orthodox Church in Chester and the Eucharist at Chester Cathedral, where they were warmly welcomed by the Dean and Chapter.”

The full article is here.

Once upon a time, sending representative commissions to heterodox bodies for daily joint prayer and discussion would have been considered horrific in “official Orthodoxy”. Now, however, it seems that such behaviors only produce a sense of dread among True Orthodox.

For “official Orthodoxy”, it’s just more of the same.

  • G. Georgescu

    Hopefully the “official” Church of Greece will be enlightened by the Anglicans on the marriage of homosexuals and perhaps provide them with the Service for Marriage of Couples of the Same Sex. Sooner or later, the Church of Greece will be confronted with a Government which will legalize homosexual marriage (This is why Christ warned that at the end times immorality will be worse than Sodom and Gomorrah. At that time it was not legalized). How will the Hierarchy and clergy of the New Calendar Church of Greece react? Will they be willing to give up their government salary? Perhaps they will write an Encyclical proclaiming their ‘opposition’, as a means of resistance, but in the end they will accept ‘quietly’ the legalization of such a ‘marriage’. It will be similar to the methods used by the ‘holy’ Abbots of the 19 Monasteries of Mt. Athos who vehemently oppose the prayers with heretics of their Patriarch, Patriarchates, etc., with their written proclamation of their hypocritical ‘adherence’ to Orthodoxy, but in the end they participate silently in this betrayal of the Truth. But as the article states: “For ‘official’ Orthodoxy, it’s just more of the same.”

    Brothers and Sisters in Christ. Read the “Official Liturgy of the Anglican Church to bless same-sex couples:
    The Episcopal Church voted to approve the use of an official liturgy to bless same-sex couples, called “The Witnessing and Blessing of a Lifelong Covenant.”

    ‘A Lifelong Covenant’
    “Dear friends in Christ,we have gathered together today to witness [name] and [name] publicly committing themselves to one another and,in the name of the Church, to bless their union:a relationship of mutual fidelity and steadfast love,forsaking all others,holding one another in tenderness and respect, in strength and bravery,as long as they live.Therefore, in the name of Christ, let us pray that they may be strengthened for the promises they make this day,and that we will have the generosity to support them in what they undertake and the wisdom to see God at work in their life together.”

    (What other blasphemous fruit will Ecumenism, the Patriarchates and the New Calendar “official Churches” bring upon the Christian faithful?”

    Dr. G. Georgescu
    Retired Geophysicist