En attendant le concile de l'Église Orthodoxe
Collection L'Histoire à vif
688 pages - mars 2011
The ecumenical patriarch Bartholomew Ist, primate of the Orthodox Church of Constantinople with primacy over all the Orthodox Church, announced in September 2010 that he wished to convene in 2012 a ‘Great and Holy Council of the Orthodox Church’. If this invitation were to be confirmed, the Christian Orthodox Churches, which represent more than 200 million faithful in the world, would have to take several important decisions during the event. Apart from questions about the internal functioning of the Orthodox Church (status of the diaspora, rules to proclaim autocephaly and autonomy, preventions from marrying, fasting rules, order of precedence), four more subjects that concern all Christians would be matter for conciliar decisions: “Orthodoxy and the ecumenical movement”; “The relations between the Orthodox Churches and the rest of the Christian world”; “ The contribution made by local Orthodox Churches to the realisation of Christian ideals of peace, freedom, fraternity and love”, and “A common calendar”. The texts assembled in this book are from conferences given by Antoine Arjakovsky between 2004 and 2010 focusing on most of the themes that will come under discussion at the next Orthodox council. Several chapters are also devoted to the situation of the ecumenical movement in the world and in Eastern Europe. Annexes permit readers to keep up to date with developments in preparation for the council.
- Dimensions : 145x215x32
- ISBN : 9782204090254
- Poids : 790 grammes
Avec la collaboration de : Christophe Levalois