Thursday, June 09, 2016

The latest on the Pan-Orthodox Synod: Serbia is out & Russia is looking for the exit ramp

Serbian Orthodox Church refuses to participate in Pan-Orthodox Council

Moscow Patriarchate calls emergency session, weighs withdrawal from Pan-Orthodox Council

HT: Dr. Tighe

6 comments:

Ingemar said...

I have a gut feeling that the whole purpose of the council is just a slugfest between Constantinople and Moscow.

Patrick Sheridan said...

The whole purpose of this meeting is an Orthodox Vatican II. And it won't happen.

Chris said...

Bulgaria: out; Antioch: out; Serbia: out; MP: maybe out; Georgia and Greece: have issues; Mt. Athos: serious misgivings. That's a lot if churches so who is left? EP, Romania, Jerusalem, Cyprus, Alexandria, Albania, and that's it, right? And they represent what, maybe 1/8 of the total Orthodox faithful?

Han said...

It seems to me that at this point, the whole thing should be called off. Holding a council is not an end in and of itself and it has become increasingly clear that nothing good will come of this meeting because it will either conclude with no agreement on anything or anything promulgated by it will be tainted by actual or apparent politics. Far from achieving any unity or clarity, this council will likely bring forth confusion and even more division, and now runs the risk of being remembered as the Robber Council of Crete.

Peter said...
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pxs155 said...

Let it be known that byztex.blogspot.com is now "keeping score"; Georgia has pulled the plug, and I wouldn't be surprised if Russia bails as well. The EP, Albanians, and Romanians seem to be the only ones outspokenly committed. Interestingly, had the OCA been invited, I bet the OCA hierarchs would have chosen to go! How ironic for the EP. Alas, God's will be accomplished in all things. Orthodox Christianity--holding together the True Faith with red tape for almost two thousand years.