PANORTHODOX COUNCIL

 

2016

Journeying Together in Faith

 

"The Spirit of Truth will Guide You"

(John 16:13)

 

Synaxis of Primates of the Local Orthodox Churches, Chambésy, January, 21-28, 2016

A Holy and Great Council of the Orthodox Church has been scheduled for 2016. In March of 2014, the leaders of all the autocephalous (independent) Orthodox Churches met in Constantinople (Istanbul), the sacred see of the Ecumenical Patriarchate, which historically (since at least the fifth century) coordinates such assemblies, facilitating unity while serving as a center of appeal among these churches. Arguably the foremost decision unanimously agreed upon at that assembly of church heads was the convocation of a Great Council in 2016.

 

The council of 2016, which has been on the table for discussion and preparation since at least 1961 (although there were earlier proposals for such a council in the 1920s and 1930s), will gather representatives from all fourteen independent Orthodox Churches. The Great Council will be attended by patriarchs, archbishops, and bishops from the fourteen autocephalous Orthodox Churches, including those from all of the ancient patriarchates, with the exception of Rome.

 

Synaxis of the Primates of the Orthodox Churches

Chambésy, 21-28, 2016

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Homily by His All-Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew

 

Chambésy, January 24, 2016

Keynote Address  by His All-Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew

 

Chambésy, January 24, 2016

The Mission of the Orthodox Church in the Contemporary World

 

Draft Document 01

The Orthodox Diaspora

 

Draft Document 02

Autonomy and its Manner of Proclamation

 

Draft Document 03

The Sacrament of Marriage and its Impediments

 

Draft Document 04

The Significance of Fasting and its Application Today

 

Draft Document 05

Relations of the Orthodox Church with the Rest of the Christian World

 

Draft Document 06

Organization and Working Procedure of the Holy and Great Council

of the Orthodox Church

Chambésy, January 24, 2016

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On the forthcoming Pan-Orthodox Council

 

by Anton C. Vrame

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