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.
Rt. Rev. Dr. P. C. Singh, Bishop of Jabalpur Diocese, Church of North India since 2004; Deputy Moderator of Church of North India since 2014 will be the new President for NCCI for the next 5 years.Rev. Dr. Roger Gaikwad will be the new General secretary for the next five
The Bulgarian Orthodox Church’s Holy Synod, the church’s governing body, has adopted hard-line policy positions ahead of the Pan-Orthodox Council to be held in Crete in June 2016 – stating, among other things, that besides the “Holy Orthodox Church there are no other churches, but only heresies and schisms, and
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