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.
The rift between the Russian Orthodox Church and the Istanbul-based Greek Patriarchate over influence in the Orthodox Christian world surfaced once again on Monday. The Russian Orthodox Church said it would not attend a historic meeting with all of the world’s Orthodox churches, because other churches have walked out.
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