As the Council date approaches the patriarchates are continuing to meet and send out press releases. It's interesting to see what conciliar topics have sparked interest for each patriarchate. You will notice that these topical pronouncements distributed ahead of the Council are not receiving a rubber stamp treatment; with responses ranging from "more discussion needed" to "completely unacceptable." I apologize for the machine translation.
(Georgian Patriarchate) - May 25, 2016, the Patriarchate of the Georgian Orthodox Church of St. The next session of the Synod. The meeting was chaired by the Catholicos-Patriarch Ilia II. Appointed secretary of Senaki and Metropolitan Shio (Mujiri). Church members greeted the Catholicos-Patriarch Ilia II and congratulated the nation regained its independence.
There was also marked by two sad case, which occurred in recent days. This is an IDP from Gali district resident George Otkhozoria horrific killing of the village. Khurcha. Holy Synod expressed condolences to his family and pray for his soul. Also expressed grief over the village. Kortskheli incident. The Holy Synod moutsudebs all political and societal forces for mutual respect and prudence.
After the Georgian Orthodox Church, spoke of the future, and about the importance of a meeting and thanked the clergy and laity, who participated in the meeting of the preparatory works. His words to the light. Synod of bishops to express their opinions on the documents to be discussed at the meeting.
The Secretariat of the Holy Church of Georgia, Gori and Athens Metropolitan Andria (term expires), a brief summary of the documents to be discussed at the meeting today.
Documents, - "a secret marriage and the reasons for his disturbing" and "Mission of the Orthodox Church in the modern world" , - spoke of Tao-Klarjeti Metropolitan Theodore (Arch).
Sec. Synod decided: the "secret marriage and her disturbing causes" in two places in the text needs to be amended. In particular, the section "Orthodox marriage" and Article 10 of the chapter "The causes of marriage impediments" Article 5 "A" point.
"Orthodox marriage" Article 10 states: "The Church does not assume any of the members of one sex union, as well as any other form of co-existence with the exception of marriage. The church appeals to the pastoral efforts that its members, who are in such a union, the real regret and love, blessed by the church. "
It should be changed as follows:
"The church can not accept same-sex sexual relations between individuals, as well as co-existence of other, different from marriage, and condemns any form of sin. The Church is concerned about such a sin in the eternal destiny of the immortal soul and the whole pastoral adamienebis effort to recognize the extreme gravity of this sin and true repentance through departed from him. "
"Marriage is disturbing causes" of Paragraph 2 of Article 5 of the "A" section reads: "Marriage Orthodox aramartlmadidebleb of prohibited canonical precision and is not blessed (Trulli assembly 72 of the law), but can be crowned tolerance and philanthropy, but provided that the marriage of the children born and baptized in the Orthodox Church will be brought up. "
The article should be left to the text of the first netsili, which states: "Marriage Orthodox aramartlmadidebleb of prohibited canonical precision and do not be blessed (Trulli assembly 72 of the law)", while the second part, where we read that "although there may be crowned tolerance and katstnmoqvareobit, but the provided that the marriage of the children born and baptized in the Orthodox Church will be brought up "- should be removed, because it confronts the VI Ecumenical Council 72 of the law. It is well known that no one can challenge the Council did not, cancel, or change the Ecumenical Council established by any law.
The document, "The mission of the Orthodox Church in the Modern World" should be included in the three changes:
The subheading, which reads: "The Orthodox Church's contribution to the nations of peace, justice, freedom, brotherhood and love to achieve, racial discrimination, as well as other kinds of discrimination", should be removed from the phrase - "as well as other forms of discrimination" - because it allows a variety of comprehension.
At the "A" section ( "human dignity") Article 3 states: "In the field of high dignity of the human person can be considered as a precondition for cooperation in a wider international recognition. Local Orthodox churches are called upon to contribute to inter-religious dialogue and cooperation, thereby - in overcoming any form of fanaticism, friendship among peoples, freedom and the promotion of peace throughout the whole world, for the good of every human being, regardless of race and religion. It is understood that this co-operation as a rule sinkretizms, as well as a religion of violence any attempt of other religions. "
The text of the decree of the Synod must be formulated as follows: "in this field can be considered as a precondition for broader cooperation with the dignity of the human person of high international recognition. Orthodox churches are called upon to contribute to inter-religious dialogue and cooperation, thereby - in the fanaticism of any expression of overcoming, friendship among peoples, freedom and the promotion of peace throughout the whole world, every human benefit of its purification, deification and eternal life in the establishment of the determination, race and religion Yet. It is understood that this co-operation as a rule sinkretizms, as well as any other attempt of one religion, the religion of violence, which, of course, does not imply a rejection of the Church's missionary activity ".
"C" sub-clause ( "Peace and Justice"), in the first article should be left to the following text:
"The Orthodox Church has always been recognized and stated that peace and justice for all peoples to live in a central place. This revelation of Christ is characterized as the "Gospel of peace" (Eph. 6:15), because Christ "in his blood, he down the misisaita." (Col. 1:20), "preached peace to you, shorielta and neighbors" (Eph. 2: 17). He became "our peace" (Eph. 2:14). This peace, "which adds all the minds" (Phil. 4: 7), as the Lord said to his disciples prior to his crucifixion, a wider and more essential to the peace of the promise of the world: "Peace I leave with you, peace I give unto you, not as the world gives, I give to you (Jn. 14:27). "
In the same article, the second part, which states: "Christ's peace is the ripe fruit of it all shemokrebisa: the human person, as God's image, dignity and majesty of the manifestation of the human race and the world, universality of peace principles, freedom and social justice and the end of the people and the peoples of the Christian love upon the fetus, "- should be recovered.
At the end of the paragraph section of the text remains the same: "true peace - this is the fruit of all the countries of the Christian principle of consolidation. This is the peace of heaven, which the Orthodox Church always prays for his daily prayers, and pleads to Almighty God, who hears their prayers, which are believed to go away with him. "
So, the first section of the article read as follows: "The Orthodox Church has always been recognized and stated that peace and justice for all peoples to live in a central place. This revelation of Christ is characterized as the "Gospel of peace" (Eph. 6:15), because Christ "in his blood, he down the misisaita." (Col. 1:20), "preached peace to you, shorielta and neighbors" (Eph. 2: 17). He became "our peace" (Eph. 2:14). This peace, "which adds all the minds" (Phil. 4: 7), as the Lord said to his disciples prior to his crucifixion, a wider and more essential to the peace of the promise of the world: "Peace I leave with you, peace I give unto you, not as the world gives, I give to you "(Jn. 14:27). True peace - this is the fruit of all the countries of the Christian principle of consolidation. This is the peace of heaven, which the Orthodox Church always prays for his daily prayers, and pleads to Almighty God, who hears their prayers, which are believed to go away with him. "
Document, - "the rest of the Christian Church in the world" , - made a report about the Tsageri Municipal and Metropolitan Stephen (Kalaijishvili). He also read the Tbilisi Theological Academy and Seminary and dogmatikisa Patrology professor at the Department of Edisher Chelidze notes. The text of the divergence observed. Its position expressed manglelma Metropolitan Anania (Japaridze), Metropolitan Gregory (Berbichashvili), Akhalkalaki and Kumurdo Metropolitan Nicholas (Pachuashvili), jqondidelma Metropolitan Peter (Tsaava-), Rustveli Metropolitan John (Gamrekeli), Bodbeli Metropolitan Jacob (Iakobishvili).
It was noted that the document was the church representatives from the very beginning was not acceptable and he tsinasakrebo meeting from our side was signed only because the text was written in such a proposal, "the Georgian and Bulgarian Orthodox Churches out of World Council of Churches, the - the first of them in 1997, and the second in 1998 Ts, - what they have in their own opinion about the activities of the world Council of Churches, which is why they do not participate in the Council and other organizations kristiantshorisi events ".
The Holy Synod decided that the document contains serious ecclesiological and terminological errors and processing needs. If these changes do not take place, the church will not sign the text.
The Holy Synod of Metropolitan Gregory (Berbichashvili) initiative established to create a theological group that a number of theological issues its proposals submitted to the Holy Synod.
The Holy Synod of Bishops of Sheba heard of Khoni and Samtredia (Gigiberia) on organizational matters.
Determination of the Holy Synod of the Church, headed by the following squads:
Catholicos-Patriarch Ilia II;
Gaenati Metropolitan Kalistrate (Margalitashvili);
Metropolitan Daniel of Sachkhere and Chiatura (datuashvili);
Mangleli Metropolitan Anania (Japaridze);
Tkibuli and Terjola Metropolitan George (Shalmberidze);
Aalaverdeli Metropolitan David (Makharadze);
Nekresi Metropolitan Sergi (Chekurishvili);
Shemokmedeli Metropolitan Joseph (Kikvadze);
Akhalkalaki and Kumurdo, and South America, Metropolitan Nicholas (Pachuashvili);
Of Tao-Klarjeti Metropolitan Theodore (Arch);
Khoni and Samtredia Metropolitan Saba (Gigiberia);
Zugdidi and Metropolitan Gerasime (Church);
Gori and Athens Metropolitan Andrew (term expires);
Tsageri Municipal and Metropolitan Stephan (Kalaijishvili);
Senaki and Chkhorotsku, Australia and Shio (Mujiri);
Rustaveli Metropolitan John (Gamrekeli);
Skhalta Archbishop Spiridon (Abuladze);
Sagarejo and Ninotsminda Luka (Lomidze);
Tianeti and Mtskheta-Khevsureti Bishop Michael (Gabritchidze);
Khornabuji and radio Bishop Dmitri (Kapanadze);
Samtavisi and Caspian Bishop Damian (Khupenia);
According to Bishop Gregory (man);
Belgium and Holland Bishop dositeosi (Bogveradze);
North American bishops Saba (Intskirveli);
Nikortsmideli Bishop Vakhtang (Liparteliani);
Archpriest George Zviadadze;
Archbishop David Chincharauli;
Father David Sharashenidze;
Archpriest Kakhaber Gogotishvili;
Michael Priest responsible;
Berry Anthimozi state.
P.S. discussed each issue will be published in the near future with more detailed information.