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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: October 1, 2010 • Permanent link: ecu.net/?p=644
Categories: Dialogue, DocumentsIn this article: Catholic, Easter, Orthodox
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Catégorie : Dialogue, DocumentsDans cet article : Catholic, Easter, Orthodox


Steps Towards a Reunited Church

Steps Towards a Reunited Church:
A Sketch of an Orthodox-Catholic Vision for the Future
The North American Orthodox-Catholic Theological Consultation
Georgetown University, Washington, DC
October 2, 2010
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Posted: October 2, 2010 • Permanent link: ecu.net/?p=645
Categories: Dialogue, DocumentsIn this article: Catholic, Orthodox, papacy, petrine ministry
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Catégorie : Dialogue, DocumentsDans cet article : Catholic, Orthodox, papacy, petrine ministry


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: October 7, 2010 • Permanent link: ecu.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


An Orthodox response to The Nature and Mission of the Church

“Without any doubt, ecclesiology remains in our times the crucial issue for Christian theology in ecumenical perspective.” This was one of the conclusions drawn by a week-long consultation in Cyprus at which forty Eastern Orthodox and Oriental Orthodox representatives provided a common response to The Nature and Mission of the Church, a 2005 ecumenical text published by the Faith and Order Commission of the World Council of Churches (WCC).
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Posted: March 14, 2011 • Permanent link: ecu.net/?p=1792
Categories: CommuniquéIn this article: Orthodox
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Catégorie : CommuniquéDans cet article : Orthodox


Orthodox churches find it difficult to overcome differences

Diptychs, an arcane liturgical term that describes the order in which Orthodox churches commemorate each other at their services, is one of the tangled issues blocking plans for what could be the first great church council in 1,200 years.

Some Orthodox leaders say the churches need to get together to discuss common issues and speak with one voice on such important topics as bioethics, sexuality and the environment, but differences over arcane church issues such as diptychs and autocephaly (the independent status of Orthodox churches) run deep.
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Posted: March 22, 2011 • Permanent link: ecu.net/?p=1793
Categories: ENIIn this article: Orthodox
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Catégorie : ENIDans cet article : Orthodox


Baptists, Orthodox consider formal dialogue

Teams from the Baptist World Alliance and the Ecumenical Patriarchate of Constantinople held exploratory talks Oct. 30-Nov. 2 that could lead to formal dialogue between Baptist and Orthodox Christians internationally.
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Posted: November 11, 2011 • Permanent link: ecu.net/?p=1823
Categories: NewsIn this article: Baptist, Christian unity, dialogue, ecumenism, Orthodox
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Catégorie : NewsDans cet article : Baptist, Christian unity, dialogue, ecumenism, Orthodox


Lutheran-Orthodox Commission Explores Understanding of Ministry/Priesthood

A preparatory meeting for the 16th session of the Lutheran-Orthodox Joint Commission identified areas of agreement and a considerable number of open questions and differences between the two traditions on their understanding of ministry/priesthood in the Church.

Meeting in London 5-10 May, representatives from The Lutheran World Federation (LWF) and the Ecumenical Patriarchate began a new phase in the commission’s work by exploring the topic “The Understanding of Ministry/Priesthood in the light of the Holy Scriptures and the early Church,” which had been agreed at their 2011 meeting.
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Posted: June 4, 2012 • Permanent link: ecu.net/?p=2259
Categories: CommuniquéIn this article: Christian unity, dialogue, ecumenism, Lutheran, ministry, Orthodox
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Catégorie : CommuniquéDans cet article : Christian unity, dialogue, ecumenism, Lutheran, ministry, Orthodox


Ecumenical Patriarch reaffirms commitment to the vision of the WCC

Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew addressing the WCC Central Committee. Photo: WCC/Mark BeachThe Ecumenical Patriarch of Constantinople Bartholomew I publicly reaffirmed the Ecumenical Patriarchate’s commitment to the vision and mission of the World Council of Churches (WCC) on 3 September. He was addressing participants of the WCC Central Committee meeting in Crete, Greece. “The commitment of the Ecumenical Patriarchate to the vision and mission of the WCC – from the early formative and creative years through even the more difficult and contentious moments – has always been unwavering and paramount,” said Bartholomew I.
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Posted: September 4, 2012 • Permanent link: ecu.net/?p=2240
Categories: NewsIn this article: Bartholomew I, Ecumenical Patriarch of Constantinople, Orthodox, patriarch
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Catégorie : NewsDans cet article : Bartholomew I, Ecumenical Patriarch of Constantinople, Orthodox, patriarch


Communiqué: Anglican-Orthodox Dialogue

Members of the International Commission for Anglican-Orthodox Theological Dialogue gather in the Diocese of St Asaph in the Church of Wales. Photo: Phil TophamIn the name of the Triune God, and with the blessing and guidance of our Churches, the International Commission for Anglican-Orthodox Theological Dialogue (ICAOTD) met at the University of Chester, United Kingdom during 3-10 September 2012. The Commission is grateful for the hospitality extended by the Anglican Communion. The ICAOTD is continuing in its in-depth study of Christian anthropology, particularly in regard to what it means to be a human person created in the image and likeness of God. The Commission discussed the draft of its joint theological work on this subject, developed through the collaborative studies of previous meetings and enriched by presentations at this meeting on nature and grace, marriage, celibacy and friendship, and creation. Recognizing the need for our churches to address the urgent issues of contemporary humanity, the Commission explored the application of its study, particularly in the area of ecology.
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Posted: September 10, 2012 • Permanent link: ecu.net/?p=2241
Categories: CommuniquéIn this article: Anglican, Orthodox
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Catégorie : CommuniquéDans cet article : Anglican, Orthodox


Bartholomew I: Statement on Religious Tolerance and Violence

His All-Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew I of ConstantinopleThe Ecumenical Patriarchate expresses profound sorrow as the world has rushed into a confusing and volatile time of religious protests turning violent, and a grievous lack of consideration for religious differences. When we act disrespectfully and violently in the name of our religious prejudices or our religious beliefs we are undermining our own lives and faith, while creating an atmosphere of anger, hatred, and distrust which unravels the very thread that has woven humanity together since our creation. The Ecumenical Patriarchate issued last August a communiqué “On the resurgence of Violence spreading throughout the World” and called for all people engaged in violence to lay down their weapons. Given the events of the past weeks, this call for peaceful engagement and mutual respect for all humanity is even more critical. Holy Scripture teaches us in Proverbs 10.12 “Hatred stirs up strife, but love covers all sins.” Hence, let us love one another because we know that true love comes from God who created every living person, and He loves every individual in His Divine Providence. We who profess to know God must recognize the Divine miracle of life within each human being and respect that seed of Divine creation. We who name God as our sovereign must nurture human life and reach out with honour to that person with whom we disagree.
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Posted: September 29, 2012 • Permanent link: ecu.net/?p=2278
Categories: CommuniquéIn this article: Bartholomew I, Ecumenical Patriarch of Constantinople, Orthodox, patriarch
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Catégorie : CommuniquéDans cet article : Bartholomew I, Ecumenical Patriarch of Constantinople, Orthodox, patriarch


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