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Pan-Orthodox Conferences
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The Orthodox Church is planning a Pan-Orthodox council of its 16 autocephalous and autonomous churches. This “Holy and Great Council,” even in its preparatory stages, is an important historical event because all the preparations themselves involve Pan-Orthodox conferences. After a long process of alienation and isolation, the Orthodox churches, on the initiative of the ecumenical patriarch (in encyclicals of 1902 and 1904), have seen the need to intensify their inter-Orthodox contacts and to study and solve together acute problems that urgently call…

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Papandreou, Damaskinos, “Pan-Orthodox Conferences”, in: Encyclopedia of Christianity Online. Consulted online on 28 November 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2211-2685_eco_P.13>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004169678, 20080512

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