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Home > THE RAVENNA AGREEMENT > CONCILIARITY IN THE ORTHODOX WORLD VIEW > THE NATURE OF THE CHURCH > THE LIMITS OF THE CHURCH > PRIMACY AND SYNODALITY (RUSSIAN ORTHODOX) > Fr. Alexander Schmemann on Primacy in the Orthodox Church > POSITION OF THE MOSCOW PATRIARCHATE ON THE PROBLEM OF PRIMACY IN THE UNIVERSAL CHURCH > HOLY CANONS RELATED TO ECUMENISM > AN OPEN LETTER TO CATHOLICS AND ORTHODOX by C.J.S. Hayward > THE CHURCH IS ONE by A.S. Khomiakov > THE MYTH OF SCHISM by David Bentley Hart > PATRIARCH BARTHOLOMEW II: OPPOSITION TO ECUMENISM IS "DIABOLICAL". > COMMON DECLARATION OF POPE FRANCIS AND THE ECUMENICAL PATRIARCH BARTHOLOMEW IN JERUSALEM 2014 > WHERE THE EUCHARIST IS, THERE IS THE CATHOLIC CHURCH by Metropolitan J. Zizioulas >
THE HOLY AND GREAT COUNCIL
PREPARING FOR THE GREAT AND HOLY SYNOD OF ORTHODOX CHURCHES WHICH WILL MEET AT ORTHODOX PENTECOST > THE FUTURE PAN-ORTHODOX COUNCIL: TO BE OR NOT TO BE? by Paul L. Gavrilyuk > THE HOLY AND GREAT COUNCIL OF THE ORTHODOX CHURCH 16TH TO THE 27TH OF JUNE IN CRETE > The Mission of the Orthodox Church in Today’s World > Hesychasm and Theology: A Contribution to the Dialogue concerning the Great and Holy Synod > THE HOLY AND GREAT COUNCIL - 3 > THE HOLY AND GREAT COUNCIL - 4 > THE HOLY AND GREAT COUNCIL - 5 > THE HOLY AND GREAT COUNCIL -6: THE COUNCIL BEGINS > PENTECOST SUNDAY: THE HOLY AND GREAT COUNCIL - 7 > THE HOLY AND GREAT COUNCIL -8 > THE HOLY AND GREAT COUNCIL - 9 > THE HOLY AND GREAT COUNCIL - 10 > THE HOLY AND GREAT COUNCIL - 11 > THE HOLY AND GREAT COUNCIL - 12 > THE HOLY AND GREAT COUNCIL - 13
OFFICIAL DOCUMENTS OF THE HOLY AND GREAT COUNCIL
Official Documents of the Holy and Great Council of the Orthodox Church > THE MESSAGE OF THE HOLY AND GREAT COUNCIL > The Importance of Fasting and Its Observance Today > Relations of the Orthodox Church with the Rest of the Christian World > Autonomy and the Means by Which it is Proclaimed > The Orthodox Diaspora > The Sacrament of Marriage and its Impediments > The Mission of the Orthodox Church in Today’s World >