TRONDHEIM: The Central Committee of the World Council of Churches (WCC), at its meeting in Trondheim, Norway, 27 June 2016, has elected a new executive committee with 11 new members. In the WCC, the Central Committee elects from its members persons to serve as the Executive Committee of the WCC,
TRONDHEIM:Zachariah Mar Nicholovos, Metropolitan of Northeast American Diocese, was elected into the Executive Committee of the World Council of Churches during the Central Committee meeting in Trondheim, Norway. This is the first time in more than two decades that the Malankara Orthodox Syrian Church has been elected on the Executive
The following events at the WCC Central Committee meeting in Trondheim, Norway, will be available as a livestream here: Wednesday, 22 June: 9-11am CET: Opening Acts, Consensus Orientation, Welcome from Hosts, Report from the Executive Committee 11:30 am – 1pm CET: Moderator’s address, public issues plenary 1-1:20pm CET: Opening Press
CRETE: The Holy and Great Council commenced its work today at the Orthodox Academy of Crete. In his Introductory Address, His All-Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew made reference to the history of the attempts over many years for the Council to be assembled, emphasizing that there was no possibility for postponement.
CRETE: A Patriarchal Concelebration took place today, the Sunday of Pentecost, in the Cathedral Church of St. Minas, in Heraklion, Crete. The Liturgy was presided over by His All-Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew, con-celebrating were the Primates of the Local Orthodox Autocephalous Churches, in the presence of the President of the
CRETE: His All-Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew offered a toast on behalf of the Primates of the Local Orthodox Autocephalous Churches, at a luncheon hosted in their honor by the President of the Hellenic Republic, Mr. Prokopios Pavlopoulos. His All-Holiness thanked the beloved Greek people for their prayerful presence and support
CRETE: His All-Holiness the Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew and the Primates of the Holy Orthodox Churches were warmly welcomed, this afternoon, by a large crowd of faithful, the representatives of the Greek government and the local authorities, as they arrived at the square of Saint Titus Cathedral in Heraklion. His All-Holiness,
His All Holiness the Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew arrived on the Greek island at 1 p.m. on 15 June, where he convenes the Holy and Great Council of the Orthodox Church, the first gathering of its kind in some 1,000 years. More representatives from self-governing Orthodox Churches arrived on 16 June.
His All-Holiness the Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew arrived in Crete on 15 June, expressing his “joy of fulfillment of our historical mission” and urging the Orthodox Church across the world to join him. The Holy and Great Council, he said, is “our sacred mission.”
The spiritual leader of the world’s Orthodox Christians on Wednesday said a historic meeting of church leaders — the first in more than a millennium — will take place on the Greek island of Crete despite a pullout by Russia.