March 12, 2015 (Source: https://orthodoxword.wordpress.com)
NFTU: We’re basically witnessing the slow and gradual transformation of the World ‘Orthodox’ Patriarchates into the Anglican Communion circa 1970.
Homosexuality, the bone of contention for Orthodox hierarchs present at Chambesy–Geneva
The position in support homosexuality shared by some Orthodox representatives present at Chambesy created deep anxiety among the hierarchs as some Church leaders are striving to change the Scripture, the Holy Canons of the Orthodox Church and the teaching of the Holy Fathers.
Such debates prove indisputably our current society pressure to weaken the supporting pillars of Orthodoxy.
The Preparation of THE INTER-ORTHODOX Commission
The Special Commission for the preparation of 2016 Great Pan-Orthodox Synod/ Council of the Orthodox Church met on February 16 – 20, at the Orthodox Center of the Ecumenical Patriarchate at Chambesy – Geneva, under the chairmanship of Metropolitan of Pergamum, Ioannis Ziziulas, a respectable scholar and academician.
For more than 50 years, the Orthodox await this Synod and yet the preparations are not completed. When the Primates of the Orthodox Churches met at the Fanar at the invitation of the Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew, in March last year, it was decided that the Pan-Orthodox Synod will take place in the summer of 2016 in Constantinople.
The NEED to UPDATE the patristic TEXTS?
It appears that many texts prepared to be reviewed at this meeting by the Orthodox bishops are no longer current, due to past eras of the Cold War and especially the communist regimes of Eastern Europe. Therefore, in order to revise the outdated texts, the patriarchs and the archbishops had formed a new Commission consisting of representatives of all the 14 autocephalous Orthodox Churches.