International Commission for Anglican-Orthodox Theological Dialogue
September 2011 Communiqué
Shen Vlash, Durrës, Albania
In the name of God, the All Holy and Blessed Trinity, and with the blessing and guidance of our Churches the International Commission for Anglican-Orthodox Theological Dialogue (ICAOTD) met at the Monastery of Shen Vlash, Durrës, Albania, during 16 - 23 September 2011. The Commission is grateful for the hospitality offered by the Orthodox Autocephalous Church of Albania, under the leadership of His Beatitude Archbishop Anastasios of Tirana, Durrës and all Albania, whom they were pleased to welcome to their meeting.
The members of the Commission were welcomed by His Grace Bishop Ilia Katre, His Grace Bishop Nikolla Hyka, by students of the Seminary at Shen Vlash, and by the faithful of the Church of Albania.
The work of the Dialogue was strengthened by shared daily prayer. Members attended services at the Cathedral in Tirana, and in the Church of St Vlash and the Chapel of the Resurrection.
The Commission will continue its discussion at its next meeting in the Anglican diocese of St Asaph, in September 2012, at the invitation of the Rt Revd Gregory Cameron of the Church in Wales.
Metropolitan Kallistos of Diokleia Archbishop Roger Herft of Perth
Orthodox Co-Chairman Anglican Co-Chairman