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July 5th, 2016

“WHEN AND WHERE DID THE HOLY FATHERS CALL HERESIES AND SCHISMS ‘CHURCHES?’”

METROPOLITAN JEREMIAH OF GORTYS AND MEGALOPOLIS

“How could it happen that the Holy and Great Council on Crete called heterodox heretical communities ‘Churches?’” His Grace asked. “They said, wrote, and signed the term 'heterodox Christian Churches.' So now heretics have become a ‘Church?’ Then what oneChurch do we talk about in the Symbol of Faith?”

Met. Jeremiah noted that the Greek Church’s delegation at the Council breached its...


July 4th, 2016

​Declaration of His Eminence Metropolitan Athanasios of Lemesou

On Why He did not sign the text "Relations of the Orthodox Church with the Rest of the Christian World"

Declaration of His Eminence Metropolitan Athanasios of Lemesou

Because of the confusion among faithful Christians concerning whether I finally signed the text of the Holy and Great Synod with the title “Relations of the Orthodox Church With the Rest of the Christian World”, I desire to inform those who are...


July 4th, 2016

The So-Called "Great" Orthodox Council

By Archimandrite Gregorios Stephan

The following article was translated with the blessing of the author,Archimandrite Gregorios Stephan, Abbot of the Monastery of the Dormition of the Theotokos in Bkeftine, Lebanon.

The council was finally held. It should have been an Ecumenical Council for the Orthodox Church, but the shame of confessing Orthodoxy as the One Catholic Church which holds the fullness of the Faith pushed...


July 1st, 2016

The Patriarchate of Antioch: The Council of Crete is a Pre-Synodical Conference

Announcement of the Holy Synod: We do not recognize the Cretan Council as either Holy, Great or Pan-Orthodox

Statement of the Secretariat of the Holy Synod of Antioch

Balamand, 27 June 2016

At the end of the seventh extraordinary session which begun on May 25th 2016, the Holy Synod of Antioch convened on June 27, 2016 in Balamand. The Synod was presided by His Beatitude Patriarch John X, with the participation of the Bishops of the Holy See of Antioch,
The...


Tagged In: Council
July 1st, 2016

Why I did not sign the text “Relations of the Orthodox Church with the Rest of the Christian World”

By Metropolitan Hiefrotheos of Nafpatkos and Agios Vlasios

Various comments have been published related to the stance I took regarding the text of the Holy and Great Council of the Orthodox Church with the title: “Relations of the Orthodox Church with the Rest of the Christian World.” Some write that I didn’t sign it, others that I did but with reservations, and others that I did.

With this statement of mine, I confirm that in actuality...


Tagged In: Council, Ecumenism
June 25th, 2016

Council Accepts Proposal of the Church of Greece to Revise Controversial Text

Decisive Change to the "Relations" Text

A proposal by the Church of Greece was unanimously accepted by the Local Churches at the Council in Crete which removes any reference to "recognizing" the historical existence of other Churches.

Here is the statement of the Holy Synod of the Church Greece:

"Pertaining to the important text regarding the relations of the Orthodox Church to the rest of the Christian world, the...


June 24th, 2016

Strong (2nd) Rebuttal of the Secretariat of the Council in Crete by the Patriarchate of Antioch

By Metropolitan Siluoan of Great Britain (Patriarchate of Antioch) | Romfea.gr

The ROMFEA.gr news agency has published the response of the Metropolitan of Great Britain, Siluoan, of the Patriarchate of Antioch, to the official spokesmen of the Council in Crete. (See below for Greek text)

"The press representatives of the Synod of Churches in Crete insist on distorting the truth concerning the position of the Patriarchate of Antioch with respect of the Council," the...


Tagged In: Council, Ecumenism
June 19th, 2016

Harbinger of Storm or Passage to Calm? (On the Pan Orthodox Council)

An Antiochian Perspective on the “Holy and Great Council” [AUDIO]

June 18, 2016 Length: 16:51

Archpriest Patrick B. O'Grady offers an Antiochian perspective on the "Holy and Great Council" currently taking place in Crete. Fr. Patrick is the pastor of St Peter the Apostle Antiochian Orthodox Church in Pomona, California, and Associate Fellow of The Antiochian Orthodox Institute, La Verne, California. A pdf transcript is also provided.

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Source: Ancient Faith Radio