Thursday, September 16, 2010

Church Times: Russians threaten to end dialogue with Anglicans

More on the speech by Met. +Hilarion
THE Russian Orthodox Church has threatened to withdraw from dialogue with Anglicans because of the “liberalism and relativism” of some Anglican Churches, and the development of women bishops in the Church of England.

In a speech at Lambeth Palace on Thursday of last week, Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk attacked the Anglican Church for what he described as “betraying our common witness by departing from traditional Christian values and replacing them by contemporary secular standards”. He urged the Archbishop of Canterbury to resist pressure from liberal Anglicans.

Metropolitan Hilarion, the chairman of the Moscow Patriarchate’s department for external church relations, was speaking at the Nikaean Club annual dinner. His prolonged attack on liberalism in the Anglican Church stunned Dr Williams, onlookers said.
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1 comment:

Ingemar said...

"Who needs those buggers with their funny hats?"


Good for His Eminence. Dialogues that amount to little more than inviting exotic foreign-looking for idle chit chat are a waste of everyone's time.