Archive for tag: Easter

Archive pour tag : Easter

Pope Francis tells patriarch Catholics are ready for a common Easter date

Cindy Wooden, Catholic News Service
Pope Francis shakes hands with Catholicos Awa III, patriarch of the Assyrian Church of the East, at the end of a meeting in the library of the Apostolic Palace at the Vatican

Meeting the U.S.-born patriarch of the Assyrian Church of the East, Pope Francis expressed his hope that Christians of the East and West could finally agree on a common date for celebrating Easter.

“Let us have the courage to put an end to this division that at times makes us laugh” with the ridiculous possibility that Christians could ask each other, “When does your Christ rise again?” the pope told Catholicos Awa III, the patriarch of the Assyrian Church of the East.
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Posted: Nov. 21, 2022 • Permanent link: ecumenism.net/?p=12789
Categories: CNSIn this article: Assyrian Church of the East, Easter, Pope Francis
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Catégorie : CNSDans cet article : Assyrian Church of the East, Easter, Pope Francis


A Common Date of Easter?

Cardinal Kurt Koch, president of the Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity, seen speaking in a March 2017 photo

“If there is no resurrection of the dead, neither is Christ risen! But if Christ is not risen, then our preaching is empty, your faith also empty “(1 Cor 15:13 ff). With these words, the apostle Paul affirms with absolute clarity that the Christian faith stands or falls with the paschal mystery. The early Church condensed this fundamental conviction in the formula: “Take away the resurrection and you will immediately destroy Christianity.” Given the central importance of the paschal mystery in the Christian faith, it is understandable that Christians wish to celebrate it on a common date.
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Posted: Oct. 24, 2022 • Permanent link: ecumenism.net/?p=12648
Categories: News, OpinionIn this article: Dicastery for Promoting Christian Unity, Easter, Kurt Koch, Nicaea
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Catégorie : News, OpinionDans cet article : Dicastery for Promoting Christian Unity, Easter, Kurt Koch, Nicaea


Celebrating Easter Together

This weekend we celebrate Easter together in the Eastern and Western calendars. This happens occasionally, and it can always be a moment of great ecumenical opportunity. However, it also reflects one of the deepest divisions in the Body of Christ. Easter, as the celebration of the passion, death, and resurrection of Jesus, is at the heart of our Christian faith. The division over the date of Easter is a visible sign of division within a more profound unity, and thus is scandalous.
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Posted: Apr. 23, 2011 • Permanent link: ecumenism.net/?p=1796
Categories: OpinionIn this article: Christian unity, dialogue, Easter, ecumenism
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Catégorie : OpinionDans cet article : Christian unity, dialogue, Easter, ecumenism


Celebrating Easter Together

By Nicholas Jesson On April 24th next year, we will celebrate Easter together in the Eastern and Western calendars. This happens occasionally, and it can always be a moment of great ecumenical opportunity. However, it also reflects one of the deepest divisions in the Body of Christ. Easter, as the celebration of the passion, death,
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Posted: Oct. 27, 2010 • Permanent link: ecumenism.net/?p=6263
Categories: OpinionIn this article: Christian unity, dialogue, Easter, ecumenism, WCC
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Catégorie : OpinionDans cet article : Christian unity, dialogue, Easter, ecumenism, WCC


Orthodox-Catholic Dialogue Lays Out a Vision of Unity in Unprecedented Document

Orthodox-Catholic Dialogue Lays Out a Vision of Unity in Unprecedented Document

Representatives of the Orthodox and Catholic Churches have issued two new documents outlining immediate steps they can take to overcome their thousand-year separation.
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Posted: Oct. 7, 2010 • Permanent link: ecumenism.net/?p=646
Categories: Dialogue, NewsIn this article: Catholic, Easter, Orthodox, papacy, petrine ministry
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Catégorie : Dialogue, NewsDans cet article : Catholic, Easter, Orthodox, papacy, petrine ministry


Celebrating Easter/Pascha Together

Celebrating Easter/Pascha Together
The North American Orthodox-Catholic Theological Consultation
Georgetown University, Washington, DC
October 1, 2010

The center of our faith, the center on which all Christians agree, is the kerygma that Jesus is Risen, Jesus is Lord:

Having beheld the Resurrection of Christ, let us worship the Holy Lord Jesus, the only Sinless One. We venerate Your Cross, O Christ and we praise and glorify Your Holy Resurrection. You are our God. We know no other than You, and we call upon Your Name. Come, all faithful, let us venerate the holy Resurrection of Christ for behold, through the Cross, joy has come to all the world. (Matins of the Resurrection)

Despite this agreement Catholics and Orthodox in fact celebrate Easter on different days, fracturing the proclamation of this Good News of the Resurrection.
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Posted: Oct. 1, 2010 • Permanent link: ecumenism.net/?p=644
Categories: Dialogue, DocumentsIn this article: Catholic, Easter, Orthodox
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Catégorie : Dialogue, DocumentsDans cet article : Catholic, Easter, Orthodox


Common celebration of Easter a gift, WCC work towards universal date will continue

WCC Press Release In an Easter message to member churches, World Council of Churches (WCC) general secretary Rev. Dr Samuel Kobia expresses his hope that “Christians throughout the world will join in prayer and celebration” as they celebrate Easter on the same date this year, an occurrence he considers a “real gift and blessing”. Though
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Posted: Apr. 8, 2004 • Permanent link: ecumenism.net/?p=96
Categories: Dialogue, WCC NewsIn this article: Easter, Samuel Kobia, WCC
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Easter message to the churches from the general secretary of the WCC

Dear sisters and brothers in Christ, “Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! By his great mercy we have been born anew to a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead” (1 Pe 1:3). Christ is Risen! This year this joyful exclamation will be simultaneously pronounced by
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Posted: Apr. 1, 2004 • Permanent link: ecumenism.net/?p=8737
Categories: WCC NewsIn this article: Easter, Samuel Kobia, WCC
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Catégorie : WCC NewsDans cet article : Easter, Samuel Kobia, WCC