OTSA Annual Meeting – Holy Cross Greek Orthodox Seminary

Crete 2016: Post-Conciliar Reflections

Panel: Participants at Holy and Great Council, with Gayle Woloshuk, Deacon Paul Gavrilyuk, Fr. Nicholas Kazarian

During the January 2016 Synaxis of Primates, held in Chambésy (Geneva), it was decided that the Holy and Great Council would not only study the 6 preconciliar documents, but also issue a Message, confirming what His Eminence, Metropolitan John of Pergamon had said a few weeks previously during a scholars’ meeting at the Phanar. My paper studied the drafting process of the Message and the Encyclical, reflecting on the methodology, the themes and the authority of the texts.