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According to church leaders, implementing change in churches is much more difficult than it was 20-25 years ago and this is mainly due to the pressure of the rapidly changing culture on members of the church congregation.
There is a common feeling amongst some churches that they are immune from liability.
In a world where many Christians are feeling isolated and alone, perhaps hurt by relationships, financial loss or even other churches, Ignite Christian Church endeavours to provide a safe, peaceful family where lonely people will find friends, hurt people can recover and broken lives can dare to trust God and hope again.
pre1924ecumenism3eng Historical Contact of the Eastern Orthodox and Anglican Churches A review of the relations between the Orthodox Church of the East and the Anglican Church since the time of Theodore of Tarsus By William Chauncey Emhardt Department of Missions and Church Extension of the Episcopal Church New York 1920 EARLY RELATIONS The creation of a department for Church Work among Foreign‐born Americans and their Children under the Presiding Bishop and Council, calls for a careful consideration of the Orthodox Church. It seems most desirable first of all to review briefly the historical contact which has existed between the Church of England and the Orthodox Eastern Church from almost the very beginning. There are, of course, many traditions, unsupported however by historical documents, which indicate that the English Church was of Grecian origin, and that contact between Greece and the British Isles prior to the time of Saint Augustine (A. D. 597) was continuous. The attendance of bishops of the British Church at the Council of Nicea (A.D. 325), the first historical reference toʹ the Church in England, proves that there was some contact. In 680 A.D., a Greek, Theodore of Tarsus, was consecrated Archbishop of Canterbury, thus bringing the Greek Church to the Metropolitan See itself. Theodore left deep imprint upon both the civil and the ecclesiastical life of England, unifying the several kingdoms and organizing into a compact body the disjointed churches of the land. To him, more [1/2] than to any other source, we should trace the spirit of national unity and independence in national and religious ambitions that has since characterized the English nation. It is worthy of note that under Theodore the famous Council of Hatfield was held, at which the doctrine of the double procession of the Holy Ghost was accepted by the English Church, long before this doctrine was officially recognized in either Spain or Rome. It seems strange that
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Awotwi Pratt, has disclosed the church’s positions on the ‘delicate’ issue of same sex marriage, stating categorically and unequivocally that the Methodist Church Ghana will not in its lifetime accept the practice of same sex marriage in any of its churches in the country.
ReligionV2105+NYC+Churches NYC Churches Catholic -Corpus Christi Church (Catholic parish in Morningside Heights, noted for being the location of Thomas Merton’s conversion to Catholicism)- 529 West 121st St -Church of Notre Dame (grotto church, offers mass in English, French, and Spanish)- 405 West 114th St -Church of the Ascension- 221 West 107th St -Annunciation Church- 88 Convent Ave -St Patrick’s Cathedral (the seat of the archbishop of the archdiocese of New York)- 5th Ave between 50th and 51st St -Church of Holy Innocents (offers a daily Latin Mass)- 128 West 37th St -Franciscan Friars of Holy Name Province (Franciscan Friars in NYC)- 129 West 31st St -Our Lady of Lebanon Cathedral (Maronite Catholic- worships in Arabic and Syriac)- 113 Remsen St, Brooklyn Orthodox -St Gerasimos Greek Orthodox- 153 West 105th St -Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church- 302 West 91st St -Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Cathedral - 337 East 74th St -St George’s Greek Orthodox- 307 West 54th St -Orthodox Cathedral of Holy Virgin Protection (OCA) (Orthodox Church of America’s seat for the archdiocese of NY and NJ) –59 East 2nd St -St Gregory the Theologian Romanian Orthodox Chaplaincy (services in English, meeting on Union Seminary’s campus) -St Dmitru Romanian Orthodox- 50 West 89th St -St Nicholas Russian Orthodox Cathedral- 15 East 97th St -Russian Orthodox Cathedral of the Transfiguration- 228 North St, Brooklyn (noted for its use of Byzantine revival architecture) Lutheran -Holy Trinity (famous for offering their Bach vespers series, along with high church ‘evangelical catholic’ mass)- 3 West 65th St -St Peter’s Church (offering weekly jazz vespers and monthly jazz mass, alongside traditional services)- 619 Lexington Ave -Advent Lutheran- 2504 Broadway
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MetaxakisAnglicans1918 Project Canterbury The Episcopal and Greek Churches Report of an Unofficial Conference on Unity Between Members of the Episcopal Church in America and His Grace, Meletios Metaxakis, Metropolitan of Athens, And His Advisers. October 26, 1918. New York: Department of Missions, 1920 PREFACE THE desire for closer communion between the Eastern Orthodox Church and the various branches of the Anglican Church is by no means confined to the Anglican Communion. Many interesting efforts have been made during the past two centuries, a resume of which may be found in the recent publication of the Department of Missions of the Episcopal Church entitled Historical Contact Between the Anglican and Eastern Orthodox Churches. The most significant approaches of recent times have been those between the Anglican and the Russian and the Greek Churches; and of late the Syrian Church of India which claims foundation by the Apostle Saint Thomas. Evdokim, the last Archbishop sent to America by the Holy Governing Synod of Russia in the year 1915, brought with him instructions that he should work for a closer understanding with the Episcopal Church in America. As a result, a series of conferences were held in the Spring of 1916. At these conferences the question of Anglican Orders, the Apostolical Canons and the Seventh Oecumenical Council were discussed. The Russians were willing to accept the conclusions of Professor Sokoloff, as set forth in his thesis for the degree of Doctor of Divinity, approved by the Holy Governing Synod of Russia. In this thesis he proved the historical continuity of Anglican Orders, and the intention to conform to the practice of the ancient Church. He expressed some suspicion concerning the belief of part of the Anglican Church in the nature of the sacraments, but maintained that this could not be of sufficient magnitude to prevent the free operation of the Holy Spirit. The Russian members of the conference, while accepting this conclusion, pointed out that further steps toward inter‐communion could only be made by an oecumenical council. The following is quoted from the above‐mentioned publication: The Apostolical Canons were considered one by one. With explanations on both sides, the two Churches were found to be in substantial agreement. In connection with canon forty‐six, the Archbishop stated that the Russian Church would accept any Anglican Baptism or any other Catholic Baptism.