January 29, 2015, 12:26:45 AM *
Welcome, Guest. Please login or register.

Login with username, password and session length
News: Reminder: No political discussions in the public fora.  If you do not have access to the private Politics Forum, please send a PM to Fr. George.
   Home   Help Calendar Contact Treasury Tags Login Register  
Pages: 1   Go Down
Author Topic: EP broadens council  (Read 867 times) Average Rating: 0
0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.
Offline Offline

Faith: Orthodox Catholic
Jurisdiction: American Carpatho-Russian Orthodox Diocese
Posts: 10,026

« on: February 20, 2004, 12:14:08 PM »


Patriarch broadens top council

Ecumenical Patriarch Vartholomaios has decided to broaden the executive council of the
Istanbul-based Patriarchate, bringing in six bishops from outside Turkey as of March 1,
the Athens News Agency reported yesterday.

The six from outside Turkey will include the archbishops of America, Britain and Crete —
Demetrios, Gregorios and Ierotheos, respectively.

The remaining six council members will come from Turkish provinces. The change, which
was among the goals listed by Vartholomaios following his enthronement in 1991, aims
to start tackling the problems caused when Greeks started leaving Turkey early this

The Patriarchate in Istanbul is currently involved in a battle with the Church of Greece
over who has authority over the naming of bishops in sees that became part of Greece
after the Balkan Wars early last century. One of the criticisms aimed at the Patriarchate
is that it represents very few actual members of the Church.

"Religion is a neurobiological illness and Orthodoxy is its cure." - Fr. John S. Romanides
Offline Offline

Faith: Orthodox
Jurisdiction: GOA
Posts: 3,186

"Look At Me! Look At Me Now! " - Bono

« Reply #1 on: February 20, 2004, 01:37:04 PM »

Slowly but surely he may be beginning to realize how his seclusion is hurting his entire flock. Great news!
Pages: 1   Go Up
Jump to:  

Powered by MySQL Powered by PHP Powered by SMF 1.1.18 | SMF © 2013, Simple Machines Valid XHTML 1.0! Valid CSS!
Page created in 0.067 seconds with 29 queries.