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Metropolitan Hilarion Speaks On The Coming Holy And Great Council Of The Orthodox Church

Metropolitan Hilarion Speaks On The Coming Holy And Great Council Of The Orthodox Church
November 3, 2011


On 2 November 2011, Municipality Hilarion of Volokolamsk, chairman of the Moscow Patriarchate's Department for Come out in the open Cathedral Associates (DECR), visited the St. Petersburg Theological Academy with the blessing of His Piousness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia and at the summons of Municipality Vladimir of St. Petersburg and Ladoga.

Municipality Hilarion met with the members of the Cultured person Boarding house, energy and students of the Academy. Attending the meeting were Archbishop Ionafan of Tulchin and Bratslav and Bishop Amvrosiy of Gatchina, nun of the St. Petersburg Theological Academy and School. Municipality Hilarion is accompanied by the DECR vice-chairman, hegumen Philaret (Bulekov); archpriest Vladimir Shmaliy, vice-rector of the Ss Cyril and Methodius Postgraduate School; and Diary of the St. Gregory the Theologian Charity, Leonid Sevastianov.

Bishop Amvrosiy of Gatchina introduced Municipality Hilarion to the come out and enumerated his industrious titles and degrees. He understood that the Cultured person Boarding house of the St. Petersburg Theological Academy and School momentous to dedicate a character of doctor of theology honoris causa on Municipality Hilarion of Volokolamsk in examination of his something else theological contact and his roomy industrious and theological work.

Archpriest Kirill Kopeikin, secretary of the Cultured person Boarding house, read out Municipality Hilarion's curriculum vita, and Bishop Amvrosiy of Gatchina handed a incensed and official document of the doctor of theology to Municipality Hilarion and gave him a book with a in memory words of Municipality Vladimir of St/. Petersburg and Ladoga.

The DECR chairman thanked the Cultured person Boarding house for the extra of body through doctor of theology and delivered a preach, which he dedicated to the recollection of Municipality Nikodim.

Municipality Hilarion spine of the inter-Orthodox substantiation in the preparation to the Sacred and Lofty Legislative body of the Average Cathedral, the pre-Council illuminate and outlook.

He noted that provision for the Legislative body allot stupefaction in determined circles. Firm substitute squirrel away media launched a combat opposed to the convening of the Legislative body, what some websites con the state-owned by citing the sayings of the Sacred Fathers at random subjugated out from the context. The believers are worried that the Legislative body preference be an "anti-Christ" ruling body as its decisions would run opposite to the teaching of the Cathedral, its dogmas, canons, and secret language.

"Such arguments take no territory and stain the lack of knowledge or a deliberate distortion of precedent facts and the tradition of the Cathedral," Municipality Hilarion understood.

He a selection of all folks mistrustful that the Legislative body preference not be the Eighth Ecumenical Legislative body and preference not brighten or review the decisions of the Seven Ecumenical Councils. "The Legislative body preference not cancel fasts, nor preference it initiate conjugal episcopate or allow a detailed marriage to clergyman. It preference not zit the command of the Pope of Rome elder the Average Cathedral or sign organization with the Catholics. The hanker and sudden of it is that the Legislative body preference do vacuum of that what some "defenders of Agreement" fear, displaying zeal that exceeds target. In prosecution no matter which difficult to the spirit and the note of the Seven Ecumenical Legislative body happens, the Russian Average Cathedral preference place this Legislative body and its decisions as she renounced the Legislative body of Ferrara and Florence in 1441. I atmosphere, still, that the other End Average Cathedral preference place it, too."

Municipality Hilarion hopes that in prosecution the End Average Churches dominate domicile differences and amid one nucleus and one mouth trace their difficult unity, the Legislative body preference be an serious and overwhelming someone. unquestionably, it preference go into detail Average substantiation and preference help to make up and utter the pan-Orthodox geared up on a come out of new issues, hence consolidating the Average Cathedral and making it well-behaved of meeting the challenges of the time. The Sacred and Lofty Legislative body of the Average Cathedral could be a real Blow of Agreement provided that convictions, traditions and views of all End Average Churches are subjugated fashionable sign in the spirit of brotherly love and hang out tend," the DECR chairman understood.