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The end of the Great Schism? Perhaps not

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Metropolitan John Zizioulas of Pergamon, the leading Orthodox ecumenist, has written to the Metropolitans of the Orthodox Church of Greece, deploring the vehement opposition to dialogue with Rome in Greece.

He explains:

It is being propagated very falsely and conspiringly that the signing of the union of the Churches is imminent! … Those who are disseminating these things are fully aware (as long as they have not been blinded by empathy, fanaticism or a mania for self-projection), firstly, that the ongoing theological Dialogue has yet to span an extremely long course, because the theological differences that have accumulated during the one thousand years of division are many; and secondly, that the Committee for the Dialogue is entirely unqualified for the “signing” of a union, given that this right belongs to the Synods of the Churches.

Hat tip: Rorate Caeli

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Written by Luke Coppen

October 5, 2009 at 11:08 am

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