The Dialogue between the Church of the G.O.C. of Greece and the Orthodox Ecclesiastical Community of Those in Resistance
Second Joint Statement
On March 2/15, 2013 in the hall of the church “The Unfading Rose” in Piraeus, the second meeting occurred of the committees for dialogue between the Church of the G.O.C. of Greece and the Orthodox Community of Those in Resistance.
All of the designated members of both committees were present.
During the coarse of this meeting, which took place in a warm and brotherly atmosphere, methodological subjects were discussed first, then the written report entitled “The Ecclesiological Self-Understanding of the Orthodox Ecclesiastical Community of Those in Resistance" was discussed at length.
Questions were submitted, and necessary clarifications were given on the subjects contained in this report, questions were asked which will be discussed together with the relative Report of the other side during the next meeting which will convene on Monday April 9/22, 2013 in the Holy Monastery of Sts. Cyprian and Justina in Phylē, Attica.
From the Joint Secretariat of the Committees for Dialogue.
Piraeus - Phylē
March 7/20, 2013
Translated from the Greek
A Synodal Gathering of the Church of the Genuine Orthodox Christians of Greece at the Port Authority of Piræus
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