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Document Index

OO – RC – india

MEETINGS:

 

1. October 22-25, 1989 – Kottayam, India

Mystery of the Incarnate Word; Christology; Mixed Marriages” – REPORT — Full-Text
and JOINT STATEMENT — Full-Text

June 3, 1990 – DOCTRINAL AGREEMENT ON CHRISTOLOGY — Full-Text

2. December 9-12, 1990 – Kottayam, India

Ecclesial Communion; Sacramental Mysteries; Marriage; Eucharistic Communion” – REPORT — Full-Text
and INTERIM REPORT ON MARRIAGE — Full-Text
and INTERIM REPORT ON ECCLESIAL EUCHARISTIC COMMUNION — Full-Text

3. December 10-12, 1991 – Kottayam, India

Role of the Episcopate in the Unity of the Church

4. December 8-12, 1992 – Kottayam, India

Function of the Episcopate in Assuring the Unity of the Church; History of the Church in Kerala” – REPORT — Full-Text

5. November 15-18, 1993 – Kottayam, India

Episcopate’s Function as a Guarantee of Church Unity; Local Church; Structure and Synodical Practices; Autonomy and Autocephaly; Koinônia; History of the Church in Kerala; Life and Ministry of the Church in South India; Mixed Marriage; Common Witness of the Church in Kerala” (work done in subcommissions) – REPORT — Full-Text

6. December 5-8, 1994 – Kottayam, India

Episcopate’s Function as a Guarantee of Church Unity; Synodical Structures; Koinônia; History of the Church in Kerala; Life and Ministry of the Church in South India; Mixed Marriage; Common Witness of the Church in Kerala” (work done in sub-commissions) – REPORT — Full-Text

7. October 9-13, 1995 – Kottayam, India

Authority: a biblical perspective; exousia

8. November 18-22, 1996 – Manganam, India

History of Pre-Portuguese Christianity in India; Conciliar Dimensions of Authority and Dimenisions of Eucharistic Communion

9. November 10-14, 1997 – Kottayam, India

The Synod of Diamper; Collegiality and Primacies; Mixed Marriages; Common Witness” – REPORT — Full-Text

10. October 26-30, 1998 – Manganam, India

The Synod of Diamper; Biblical and Ecclesiological Significance of Apostolic Authority; Mixed Marriage: Joint Pastoral Projects” – REPORT — Full-Text

11. October 25-29, 1999 – Kottayam, India

Mixed Marriage; Notion of Communion and its Ecclesiological Implications; common Witness; Preparation of the Publication of the Major Papers; joint statement on the Synod of Diamper” – JOINT STATEMENT — Full-Text

12. September 26-30, 2000 – Kottayam, India

Ecclesial Unity: An East Syrian Perspective; Reflections on Ecclesial Unity in the Light of the Syrian Liturgical Tradition; Local Traditions both Oral and Written in Relation to the Coonen Cross Oath (1653); Common Witness; Inter-Church Marriage” – REPORT — Full-Text

13. October 17-19, 2001 – Kottayam, India

‘Hierarchical Communion’ according to the Canonical Sources of the Syrian Tradition; Historical Development in Kerala during the 17th century, after the Coonan Cross Oath; Archival Sources Regarding the 16th and 17th Century History in Kerala” – REPORT — Full-Text

14. October 16-18, 2002 – Kottayam, India

Concept of Communion–Relating Local Church and the Universal Church; the Coonan Cross Oath and Subsequent Events; Pastoral Questions on Mixed Marriage” – REPORT — Full-Text

15. October 8-11, 2003 – Kottayam, India

Three issues were discussed: the concept of primacy in the Church; the problem of proselytism and offensive publications; the pastoral question of mixed marriages, agreed statement on proselytism” – REPORT and AGREED STATEMENT — Full-Text

16. October 13-14, 2004 – Kottayam, India

Two main issues on the agenda. Firstly, the sub-commission on history studied various developments in the liturgical tradition of the St. Thomas Churches from the 16th to the 19th centuries; began preparatory work towards the publication of some primary sources relating to the history of the St. Thomas Churches. Secondly, the sub-commission on theology prepared a paper on the patristic teaching and liturgical catechesis on Primacy during the pre-Chalcedonian period” – REPORT — Full-Text

17. December 7-9, 2005 – Kottayam, India

Discussion on a proposal for the unity of St. Thomas Christians; historic patrimony of the St. Thomas Christians; discussion on the functioning of the sub-commissions” – REPORT — Full-Text

18. September 13-14, 2006 – Kottayam, India CANCELLED

Liturgy of the Saint Thomas Christians between 1599 and 1900; the impact of some new evangelical or Pentecostal movements” – REPORT — Full-Text

19. October 23-24, 2007 – Kottayam, India

Patristic and liturgical reflections regarding primacy in the Church, up to the 17th Century; the liturgical tradition of the St. Thomas Christians from 1659 till the 19th Century; the liturgical traditions of the St. Thomas Christians between 1599 and 1900; bio-ethical issues as they emerge in the present day; revised proposed statement regarding mixed marriages

19. December 16-17, 2009 – Kottayam, India

Five major issues were discussed: 1) Sharing of sacred places especially Churches and Cemeteries; 2) Administration of the Sacrament of the Anointing of the Sick in certain circumstances; 3) Marriage between Catholic and Orthodox faithful; 4) Some projects for Common Witness were presented: a conference for Monks and Sisters; cooperation between Seminaries and a conference on family issues; 5) Primacy of Peter in the writings of the Fathers and the ancient liturgical texts” – REPORT — Full-Text

20. December 8-9, 2010 – Kottayam, India

Sharing sacred places such as Church buildings and cemeteries; approved the agreement; draft statement on Inter Church Marriages reviewed; Primacy and Conciliarity in Dialogue; proposed agreement on the sharing of the Sacrament of the Anointing of the Sick” – REPORT — Full-Text

21. December 7-8, 2011 – Kottayam, India

The primacy of St. Peter; the authority of Peter and the nature of this authority; Monasticism and Ecumenism; draft statement on Inter-Church Marriages was again taken up for discussion” – REPORT — Full-Text

22. December 6-7, 2012 – Kottayam, India

The ‘Praxis of the Principle of Oikonomia in the Sharing of the Sacraments in Pastoral Situations’ from the Orthodox perspective; the Catholic theological principles of Sacramental sharing; Challenges raised by the Pentecostals and the New Christian Churches

23. December 18-19, 2013 – Kottayam, India

‘Work of the Holy Spirit and the spiritual renewal of the Church; the basis and epistemological understanding of Canon Law in the Orthodox Tradition; challenges raised by Pentecostals and other New Christian Churches; work on a draft of a common document on the praxis of the principle of Oikonomia in the sharing of the sacraments in pastoral situations, from the Orthodox perspective and the Catholic theological principles of sacramental sharing

24. December 4-5, 2014 – Kottayam, India

Commemoration of 25 years of dialogue; work of the Holy Spirit in the multi-religious context of India

25. December 15-16, 2015 – Kottayam, India

The Religious harmony that existed in Kerala in Pre-Colonial and Colonial Times; ecclesiological principles underlining pastoral cooperation and the principle of oikonomia in the Orthodox Church; work on a Joint Statement on pastoral cooperation

26. December 13-14, 2016 – Kottayam, India

Pastoral orientationof the clergy; documents on the local and universal church; the processof recption of the agreement on mixed marriages

27. December 12-13, 2017 – Kottayam, India

The presentation of two documents of the Catholic-Oriental Orthodox dialogue: ‘Nature, Constitution and Mission of the Church’ (2009), and ‘The Exercise of Communion in the Life of the Early Church and its Implications for our Search for Communion Today’ (2015)” – REPORT — Full-Text

28. December 11-12, 2018 – Kottayam, India

Theme of the fullness of communion and degrees of communion; participation of the faithful in the life of the Church; discussed updates on various practical projects

CO-CHAIRMEN:

Bishop Pierre Duprey, Secretary, Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity (1990-1998)
Bishop Walter Kasper, Secretary, Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity (2000)
Bishop Marc Ouellet, Secretary, Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity (2001-2002)
Bishop Brian Farrell,lc, Secretary, Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity (2004-2005, 2009-2018)
Archbishop Mar Joseph Powathil (2003, 2006 acting co-chair)
Paulos Mar Gregorios, Metropolitan, Malankara Orthodox Syrian Church (1990-1991, 1994-
1996, 2009-2018)
Bishop Thomas Mor Athanasius, Malankara Orthodox Syrian Church (1992)
Philipos Mar Eusebios, Metropolitan, Malankara Orthodox Syrian Church (1993, 1997-2005, 2007)
Bishop Yuhanan Mar Chrysostom, Malankara Orthodox Syrian Church (2006)

CO-SECRETARIES:

Msgr. Gérard Daucourt, Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity (1990-1991)
Rev. Bernard Dubasque, Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity (1992-1996)
Rev. Johan Bonny, Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity (1997-2007)
Rev. Gabriel Quicke , Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity (2009-)
Rev. Fr. Hyacinthe Destivelle, Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity (2018-)
Rev. Dr. John Mathews, Malankara Orthodox Syrian Church (1995, 2004, 2006-2009)
Rev. John Panicker, Malankara Orthodox Syrian Church (2005)
Rev. Fr. Abraham Thomas, Malankara Orthodox Syrian Church (2010-2018)

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