The Dialogue between the Church of the G.O.C. of Greece and the Orthodox Ecclesiastical Community of Those in Resistance
Eleventh Joint Statement
Thursday, January 3/16, 2014, the Eleventh Joint Deliberation of the Committees for Dialogue Between the Church of the G.O.C. of Greece and the Orthodox Ecclesiastical Community in Resistance took place in the Monastery of Sts. Cyprian and Justina in Phylē, Attica.
All of the appointed members of both committees were present.
a) During the Deliberation the draft of the ecclesiological document was discussed which the Church of the G.O.C. of Greece had formed according to the parameters decided upon at the previous Deliberation.
b) This document was favorably accepted by the Committee of the Orthodox Ecclesiastical Community in Resistance which pointed out certain supplemental points or reformulations. After lengthy discussion, the manner of its further development was agreed upon.
c) During the Deliberation, the Committee of the Orthodox Ecclesiastical Community in Resistance undertook the inclusion of proposals and further addressing the ecclesiological text in order to form the final draft which will take into account all of the parties involved.
The next Joint Deliberation will take place on Tuesday January 22/February 4, 2014 in the hall of church of the Apostles Peter and Paul in Daphne, Athens.
From the Joint Secretariat of the Committees for Dialogue.
Daphne, Athens - Phylē
January 10/23, 2014
Translated from the Greek
This miracle of Saint Spyridon took place in Mandra, Greece in 1926.
It was 12/25 December, 1926. The state Church of Greece adopted the Papal calendar and with the help of the Greek government persecuted all those who did not accept the Papal calendar. The faithful Orthodox Christians of Mandra woke up and headed to their Church to celebrate the Feast of Saint Spyridon. When they reached the Church they saw that the door to the Church had been secured with chains and the faithful could not enter. Before leaving the Church to return to their homes they stuck their candles on the door. As soon as the last person placed his candles on the door
the chains broke and fell. The faithful, confirmed in their Faith, entered the Church and celebrated the Feast of Saint Spyridon.
The miracle was reported the next day by the newspaper Skrip.
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