Some Reflections on the Approaching Great and Holy Synod of the Orthodox Church

Fr Andrew Louth on the Orthodox Great and Holy Synod

Public Orthodoxy

by Rev. Dr. Andrew Louth

It seems to me of paramount importance that the Synod, as His All-Holiness asserts, should show that the Orthodox Church wants genuinely to communicate with the world. We have treasures to share, in the Gospel, and the wisdom acquired through many centuries of believers following in our Lord’s footsteps and living in the grace of the Resurrection. It is also true that many in the West want to hear our voice, what we have to tell them of Christ. It will be a betrayal of everything we hold dear if the result of the Synod is that the world perceives the Orthodox apparently concerned solely with themselves in a fearful and introspective way.

Nevertheless, like many people, I have some reservations about the synod.  First, eleven days seems minuscule in comparison with the 1200 and more years we have to make up.  Secondly, the…

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2 thoughts on “Some Reflections on the Approaching Great and Holy Synod of the Orthodox Church

  1. Danut daca vrei sa comunicam scrie-mi in italiana s-au romana nu inteleg engleza stau in Italia de 15 ani.Am facut armata la Vinju Mare cu Toma Babisca care sta in America.Multumesc.

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