Monday, July 10, 2017

For some reason we're still talking to Anglicans

(EP) - On Tuesday, June 27, 2017 informal talks between the Ecumenical Patriarchate and the Anglican Communion took place in London at Westminster Abbey, to exchange views on issues of common interest and specific positions of the two Churches.

The Orthodox delegation headed by His Eminence Archbishop Gregorios of Thyatira and Great Britain and consisted of Metropolitan Athenagoras of Belgium, new co-chairman of the International Dialogue between the Orthodox Church and the Anglican Communion, Metropolitan Kallistos of Diokleia and Protopresbyter Christos Christakis, secretary of the Official Dialogue.

The delegation of the Ecumenical Patriarchate informed the Anglicans of the Holy and Great Council of the Orthodox Church held in Crete in June last year, and many other events of interorthodox and ecumenical interest.

On Wednesday, June 28, 2017 a preparatory meeting took place between the two co-chairs of the official dialogue, namely Metropolitan Athenagoras of Belgium and Archbishop Richard Clarke, head of the Anglican Church of Ireland, together with the secretaries Protopresbyter Christakis Christos (Orthodox ) and the Reverend John Gibault (Anglican).

The next meeting of the Anglican-Orthodox Dialogue will take place on the island of Malta in October this year and will discuss the issues of environment and euthanasia.


  1. "The next meeting of the Anglican-Orthodox Dialogue will take place on the island of Malta in October this year and will discuss the issues of environment and euthanasia."

    We are still talking to them because about 100 years ago (1920) certain Orthodox became a little too enamored with "dialogue" as a thing-in-itself in which the Holy Spirit works His Love to "fix" Christendom. In other words, certain Orthodox bought into secular presuppositions about man, history, and the Church. Until they repent of this error, these quite inane talks about "the environment" will continue...

  2. These Anglicans are in the process of redefining marriage and sin. They are preparing a "liturgy" to "celebrate" change if gender!!!! Shame shame and shame again on the hirelings who abandon apostolic faith and dialogue with the enemies of Christ.

  3. I have a correction for the Anglican representatives:

    The pseudo meeting that happened in Crete....was neither holy.....nor great.

  4. Notice the Anglican Church in North America talks to the Orthodox about God. Something the Anglicans in the above, uh, meeting, can't even touch. No comparison. Bishop Kallistos, who I admire, is a good English subject.

  5. Father, your headline couldn't be better. How do they have a dialogue with a female priest? Why would either side want to have a dialogue if both sides know their respective positions on the very idea of female priests?

  6. In a few years time, be sure that the Church of England will have acceded to British Government demands to have same-sex "marriages" in church. These so-called dialogues are a complete waste of time, although Kallistos Ware is not going to change his ideas at his age. When he is no longer on the stage, I can't see any successor on the Orthodox side.

    1. Few years? More like a few months. The Church of England is sinking faster than the titanic.