Metropolis of Oropos and Phyle (GOC-K) Resolution On Upcoming 2016 Council

November 27, 2014  (Source:

Third Clergy Synaxis

Phyle, Athens, Tuesday, November 5/18, 2014


Resolution: Genuine Orthodoxy in View of the Challenge of 2016

1. We, the clergy of the Holy Metropolis of Oropos and Phyle, belonging to the Church of the True Orthodox Christians of Greece, by the Grace of our Lord and under the protection of the All-Holy Theotokos, have assembled on this day, Tuesday, November 5/18, 2014, at the headquarters of the Holy Metropolis of Oropos and Phyle, the Holy Monastery of Sts. Cyprian and Justina, for our third regular monthly Clergy Synaxis,a t the invitation of, and in the presence of, our ruling Hierarch, His Eminence, Metropolitan Cyprian.

2. We have been informed about various ecclesiastical and pastoral matters, had discussions, made decisions, and been mutually edified. Our special concern, however, has been the so-called Pan-Orthodox Synod of 2016, which is being prepared by the Orthodox ecumenists.

3. Our sensitivities as Orthodox pastors arouse distress and disquiet in us, since the so-called Synod of 2016 is certain, if and insofar as it is finally convened, to cause, on the one hand, grave turmoil for the People of God and, on the other hand, to render the chasm between the Genuine Orthodox and the syncretistic ecumenists henceforth unbridgeable.

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