Patriarch of Jerusalem proposes to convene a new meeting of the heads of Orthodox Churches on the Ukrainian issue

25 February, 13:17
Orthodox
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Patriarch Theophilos III of Jerusalem sent a message to the Primates of all Autocephalous Orthodox Churches with a proposal to hold a new meeting on the Ukrainian issue.

The letter was shared on Facebook by Andriy Smirnov, a member of the OCU Synodal Commission on Inter-Christian relations.

"One year ago, this week, we met together in the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan to build our common fellowship in the pursuit of a dialogue of love for the sake of the unity of Local Orthodox Churches. After two days of prayer and fraternal discussion, we emerged with great determination to pursue deeper communion and to address our common challenges together... As we look forward to brighter days this year, we are reminded of our common commitment to gather for prayer and fellowship. We pray that this may be possible later this year... Let us continue to uphold each other in prayer and seek ways in which our Local Orthodox Churches can bring each other hope, blessing and joy."

The Patriarch also called for uniting in prayer for Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew and other Orthodox Primates in anticipation of concelebration.

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