"Orthodoxy at the Crossroads: What to Expect After the Holy and Great Council"

The Huffington Ecumenical Institute at Loyola Marymount University presents

Orthodoxy at the Crossroads: 
What to Expect After the Holy and Great Council

Thursday, November 17, 2016, 6:30 p.m.
Ahmanson Auditorium, University Hall 1000
Loyola Marymount University

2016 witnessed to an epic event in the Orthodox Church. In June, ten of the world’s fourteen autocephalous Orthodox Churches gathered for the Holy and Great Council in Crete and issued documents on marriage, fasting, and relations with the world and non-Orthodox Churches, among other teachings. Controversy and intrigue surrounded the Council, especially its final statement on the status of non-Orthodox Churches: areCatholics, Episcopalians, and Lutherans Christians or heretics? Are they Churches, or schismatic communities? How should Orthodox people relate to other Christians, and what is their responsibility in the world?


Bishop Maxim (Vasilijevic) of the Western American Diocese of the Serbian OrthodoxChurch in North and South America, V. Rev. John Behr, Dean of St. Vladimir’s Ortho-dox Theological Seminary in New York, and V. Rev. Archimandrite Cyril Hovorun, Post-doctoral Teaching Fellow of the Huffington Ecumenical Institute, will talk about theChurch’s responsibility in interpreting and receiving the teachings of the Council in Crete.

This event is free but space is limited. Please RSVP: 

Thursday, November 17, 2016 at 6:30pm

Loyola Marymount University, University Hall: Ahmanson Auditorium 1000 1 LMU Drive Los Angeles, CA 90045

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