Archive for tag: Protestant

Archive pour tag : Protestant

Numbers of German Protestants falling faster than Catholics

The membership of Germany’s two largest churches is shrinking, but the Evangelical Church in Germany (EKD), the country’s biggest Protestant grouping, has dropped below 25 million members for the first time since the unification of Germany in 1990.

At the end of 2007, EKD members accounted for 24.83 million of Germany’s 82-million people, the German Protestant news agency epd reported on 17 November. The EKD now has more than a million fewer adherents than it did five years ago.
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Posted: November 19, 2008 • Permanent link: https://ecumenism.net/?p=523
Categories: ENIIn this article: Catholic, Protestant
Transmis : 19 novembre 2008 • Lien permanente : https://ecumenism.net/?p=523
Catégorie : ENIDans cet article : Catholic, Protestant


Orthodox Patriarch wants Euro-body with Catholics, Protestants

Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomeos I, a spiritual leader who represents Eastern Orthodox Christianity, has called for the creation of a churches’ umbrella body in Europe to include Roman Catholics alongside Anglicans, Orthodox and Protestants.
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Posted: July 19, 2009 • Permanent link: https://ecumenism.net/?p=592
Categories: NewsIn this article: Anglican, Bartholomew I, Catholic, Ecumenical Patriarch of Constantinople, Europe, Orthodox, patriarch, Protestant
Transmis : 19 juillet 2009 • Lien permanente : https://ecumenism.net/?p=592
Catégorie : NewsDans cet article : Anglican, Bartholomew I, Catholic, Ecumenical Patriarch of Constantinople, Europe, Orthodox, patriarch, Protestant


Le patriarche œcuménique souhaite une organisation rassemblant catholiques, protestants et orthodoxes

Le patriarche œcuménique Bartholomée Ier, “premier parmi ses pairs” dans la hiérarchie de l’Eglise orthodoxe, a appelé de ses vœux la création d’une organisation rassemblant anglicans, orthodoxes, protestants et catholiques romains.
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Posted: July 20, 2009 • Permanent link: https://ecumenism.net/?p=593
Categories: NewsIn this article: Bartholomew I, Catholic, Ecumenical Patriarch of Constantinople, Europe, Orthodox, patriarch, Protestant
Transmis : 20 juillet 2009 • Lien permanente : https://ecumenism.net/?p=593
Catégorie : NewsDans cet article : Bartholomew I, Catholic, Ecumenical Patriarch of Constantinople, Europe, Orthodox, patriarch, Protestant


Cardinal Eijk and the “ecumenical case” concerning the Council of Trent

Cardinal Willem Jacobus Eijk, Archbishop of Utrecht, The NetherlandsAn interview with the Archbishop of Utrecht, Cardinal Willem Jacobus Eijk, sparked controversy in the Netherlands during the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity. The interview was published in Reformatorisch Dagblad and reprinted by Trouw, on Monday 20 January.

The title of the interview is: “Eijk: the doctrine and condemnations of the Council of Trent still apply fully” The subheading read: “Cardinal Eijk has confirmed that the teachings of the Council of Trent still apply and so do the condemnations the Council made against those who reject said teachings. Protestants for example.”

The cardinal did not check the interview title and introductory summary, only the interview itself, which he approved. His statements were also quoted on the Dutch Bishops’ Conference website.

According to Eijk, the Council of Trent is a sign of the “Roman Catholic Church’s ability to purify itself,” with the “guidance of the Holy Spirit.” Eijk said Trent ended much of the malpractice in the Church during the Middle Ages, such as the ecclesiastical “job” trade, non biblical interpretations of the priesthood and the lack of discipline in monasteries: “When all the decrees (of the Council) were implemented, order was restored to the Church.”

The Council of Trent also contributed to defining some “truths of faith” regarding Protestants. The cardinal stated that these are still fully applicable. For example the essence of the sacrament of the Eucharist and transubstantiation.
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Posted: January 27, 2014 • Permanent link: https://ecumenism.net/?p=7238
Categories: NewsIn this article: Catholic, Protestant, Reformation
Transmis : 27 janvier 2014 • Lien permanente : https://ecumenism.net/?p=7238
Catégorie : NewsDans cet article : Catholic, Protestant, Reformation


Baptisms mutually recognized in European and American churches

In an ecumenical harvest, a spate of European and North American church bodies are entering agreements recognizing each other’s baptisms. On the day after Easter, a day on which many Christian traditions receive catechumens through the rite of baptism, the Swiss churches (Roman Catholic, Reformed, Methodist, Old Catholic, Anglican and Lutheran) will sign an agreement on the mutual recognition of baptism. The signing ceremony, the culmination of an intense ecumenical interchange sponsored by the Council of Christian Churches in Switzerland, will take place in Riva San Vitale, Ticino, site of the oldest Christian building in Switzerland. Among the many divisive historical issues about baptism have been the essential elements of the rite and its sacramental character, the baptismal formula, the validity of infant baptisms, and the question of rebaptism.
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Posted: April 17, 2014 • Permanent link: https://ecumenism.net/?p=7569
Categories: WCC NewsIn this article: Anglican, baptism, Europe, Orthodox, Protestant
Transmis : 17 avril 2014 • Lien permanente : https://ecumenism.net/?p=7569
Catégorie : WCC NewsDans cet article : Anglican, baptism, Europe, Orthodox, Protestant