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Oriental Orthodox -Catholic Dialogue 2009

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  • Rev. Dn. Prince Mannathoor
    Dear all The sixth meeting of the International Commission will be hosted by the Catholic Church in Rome in January 2009. The day of arrival will be January 24
    Message 1 of 1 , Dec 28, 2008
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      Dear all

      The sixth meeting of the International Commission will be hosted by
      the Catholic Church in Rome in January 2009. The day of arrival will
      be January 24 or 25, enabling the members to take part in the Vespers
      Service at St. Paul's Outside the Walls Basilica for the conclusion
      of the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity. The two delegations will
      meet separately on Monday January 26. January 27, 28, 29 and 30 will
      be set aside for plenary sessions, with departures on Saturday
      January 31. At this session work will continue on the common
      statement on ecclesiology, and each side will present one paper "The
      Exercise of Communion Among the Churches in the First Five Centuries"
      and another paper "Reception of Councils in the First Five
      Centuries."

      The members of the Commission are:

      Representatives of the Oriental Orthodox Churches ( Alphabetic order)

      1.Armenian Apostolic Church: Catholicosate of all Armenians
      2.Armenian Apostolic Church: Holy See of Cilicia
      3.Coptic Orthodox Church
      4.Eritrean Orthodox Church
      5.Ethiopian Orthodox Church
      6.Malankara Orthodox Syrian Church
      7.Syrian Orthodox Church

      &

      Roman Catholic Church.

      The fifth meeting of the International Joint Commission for
      Theological Dialogue between the Catholic Church and the Oriental
      Orthodox Churches took place at St Ephrem Syrian Orthodox Monastery
      in Maarrat Saydnaya, Syria, January 27 to February 2, 2008, at the
      kind invitation of His Holiness Patriarch Ignatius Zakka I Iwas of
      the Syrian Orthodox Church of Antioch and All the East.

      Dn. Prince Mannathoor
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