• Oriental Orthodox family of Churches [Coptic Orthodox Church, the Syrian Orthodox Church of Antioch]
  • the Armenian Apostolic Church [Catholicosate of All Armenians in Holy Etchmiadzin and Catholicosate of Cilicia in Antelias]
  • the Ethiopian Orthodox Tewahedo Church and the Malankara Orthodox Syrian Church]
  • World Communion of Reformed Churches (WCRC) formerly World Alliance of Reformed Churches (WARC) →
Capitoli Documento

OO – R



August 27, 1992 – Geneva, Switzerland

Planning meeting

1. May 2-5, 1993 – Wadi-El-Natroun, Egypt

Introduction to the Oriental Orthodox churches; The main characteristics of the Reformed churches; Oriental Orthodox view of tradition and scripture; A Reformed view on tradition and scripture; The nature and the mission of the church: an Oriental Orthodox view; The nature and the mission of the church: a Reformed view

2. September 10-15, 1994 – Driebergen, The Netherlands

Christological controversies of the fourth and fifth centuries; A survey of the recent bilateral agreements between the Oriental (non-Chalcedonian) Orthodox churches and the Eastern Orthodox church and other Christian communions; The bilateral agreements between the Oriental Orthodox and the Eastern Orthodox: a Reformed response; Tradition and its role in the Syrian Orthodox Church; Holy Scripture and tradition: a Reformed perspective; Holy Scripture: its use and misuse from an Oriental Orthodox perspective; The use and abuse of the Scriptures in relation to mission, evangelism and proselytism from a Reformed perspective” –

3. January 10-15, 1997 – Kottayam, India

Theology and Theologian: their Function and Authority in the Orthodox Church; The Beauty and Service of Theology; A Brief History of the Reformed churches in India; Scripture, its authority and its inspiration

4. January 10-15, 1998 – Richmond, Virginia USA

Mission: An Oriental Orthodox Perspective; The Nature of the Church from a Reformed Perspective; Some Key Issues in Contemporary Mission Debate; work on the draft of a common statement

5. January 10-15, 1999 – Ma’arat Saydnaya, Syria

The Understanding of Ministry in the Reformed Tradition; Ministry in the Orthodox Tradition; The Link Between Priesthood and Eucharist in the New Testament

6. January 11-15, 2000 – Musselburgh, Scotland

Introduction to the Sacraments of the Church; The Mystery/Sacrament of Baptism; Introduction to the Sacrament of Holy Liturgy/Eucharist; An Interrogation of the Sacraments of Baptism and Eucharist; The Reformed Understanding of the Sacraments” – COMMUNIQUÉ — Full-Text

7. January 23-28, 2001 – Antelias, Lebanon

“Introduction to the Sacraments: an Oriental Orthodox Perspective” – COMMUNIQUÉ — Full-Text
and FINAL REPORT — Full-Text


His Holiness Pope Shenouda III, Coptic Orthodox (1992-1994)
His Grace Metropolitan Bishoy, Coptic Orthodox Church (1995-2001)
Rev. Dr Milan Opoèenský, World Alliance of Reformed Churches (1992-2001)


Dr HS Wilson, Church of South India (1992-1998)
Dr Odair Pedroso Mateus, Independent Presbyterian Church of Brazil (2000, 2001)

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