Re: [orthodox-synod] Southern Missions Conference -- Schedule/Registration
- Dear John,
Are you planning on attending the conference? I hope to see you there.
Subdeacon Michael Davenport
In a message dated 6/21/01 10:26:10 AM Pacific Daylight Time,
> Dear Father:[Non-text portions of this message have been removed]
> I visited your conference website and have a question. The question
> pertains to the panel discussion on ecumenism ("Orthodoxy and the Religion
> of the Future"). From which point of view will this discussion be
> presented? Will the dangers of ecumenism and all of the heresies
> associated with it be presented, or will the discussion be aimed at
> justifying communion with Orthodox Churches in full membership with the
> World Council of Churches (WCC) such as the Serbian Church in fear of
> "giving up the opportunity to feel in the bosom of the Universal
> ("Vselenskaia") Church" as Archbishop Mark of Berlin has stated. He goes
> on to say, "If we refuse --at the fanataics' bidding -- from our communion
> with the Serbian Church, we will simply sink into sectarianism." I believe
> my question is a valid one since a "youth version" on ecumenism will also
> be presented (with the notion in mind that the future of the Russian
> Orthodox Church Abroad will rest on the shoulders of the youth of tod!
> ay and extreme care should be ex
> ercised in arming them with the Truth).