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Chapters Document

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With the Moscow Patriarchate and the Hungarian Reformed Church

1. 1972 – Debrecen, Hungary

Colloquium probing the traditional Orthodox/Reformed frontiers of theological thinking, with special reference to worship

2. 1976 – Leningrad, Russia

Doctrine of the Eucharist and the concept of diakonia for the whole of society

3. October 10-15, 1979 – Budapest, Hungary

Christology in relation to the contemporary witness of the Church in the world, the contemporary spiritual values and social responsibility according to the dogma of Chalcedon


With the Ecumenical Patriarchate

Preliminary Conversations

1. July 26-30, 1979 – Istanbul, Turkey

Memoranda on Orthodox/Reformed relations

2. February 15-18, 1981 – Geneva, Switzerland

Immutability and communicability of God; understanding of the doctrine of the Trinity and the nature of authority in the Church

3. March 6-11, 1983 – Geneva, Switzerland

The authority of the Church and the Trinitarian foundation and Character of faith and of authority in the Church


Official Theological Conversations


1. March 7-11, 1988 – Leuenberg, Switzerland

Ecclesiological profiles of the Orthodox and Reformed traditions; information on relations between Orthodox and Reformed theologians on a local level; examination of the doctrine of the Trinity in the Nicene-Constantinopèolitan Creed on the the basis of certain patristic texts and the dogmatic teaching of the Orthodox and Reformed traditions

2. October 2-6, 1990 – Minsk, Byelorussia

Trinity: biblical and patristic doctrine of the Trinity; the Trinity in prayer; worship and the Trinity in the Reformed tradition

3. March 9-13, 1992 – Kappel, Switzerland

Trinity: biblical and patristic doctrine of the Trinity; the Trinity in prayer; worship and the Trinity in the Reformed tradition”- AGREED STATEMENT ON THE HOLY TRINITY — Full-Text

4. January, 1994 – Limassol, Cyprus

Discussion on Christology” – AGREED STATEMENT — Full-Text

5. June 9-15, 1996 – Aberdeen, Scotland

“The identity and unity of the Church in the context of the respective article of the Nicene-Constantinopolitan Creed and in the light of the patristic tradition of the ancient Church. Three sub-divisions to the main theme: (1) The Mystery of
Christ and the Mystery of the Church; (2) The Nature of the Church; and (3) The Unity of the Church (‘The Church and the Churches’, and ‘The Limits of the Church’) – IDENTITY AND UNITY OF THE CHURCH — Full-Text


1997 – Zakynthos, Greece

Coordinating committee

6. June 16-21, 1998 – Zakynthos, Greece

The Church as Body of Christ” – REVISED COMMON DRAFT — Full-Text

7. April 3-7, 2000 – Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania USA

The theme of ‘membership and incorporation into the body of Christ’ was treated in three subdivisions: baptism, chrismation/confirmation, and the apostolicity of the church” – Membership and Incorporation into the Body of Christ – COMMON STATEMENT — Full-Text

8. September 10, 2003 – Sibiu, Romania

The discussion was focused on the following sub-themes: 1) the general theme of the Holiness of the Church, 2) Holiness as a divine Gift and human task and 3) the Saints” – THE HOLINESS OF THE CHURCH: A COMMON STATEMENT — Full-Text

9. October 13-19, 2005 – Metn, Mount Lebanon

The themes of catholicity and mission were treated” – THE CATHOLICITY AND MISSION OF THE CHURCH: A COMMON STATEMENT — Full-Text

10. September 27-October 2, 2007 – Greece

Eschatology under three forms: second coming, resurrection of the dead and last judgement


Metropolitan Panteleimon of Tyroloë and Serention
Rev. Dr Iain Richard Torrance, World Alliance of Reformed Churches


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