Preparatory Sessions for Ecumenical Assembly
The fourth whole-orthodox pre-assembly session will take place from the 5th to 13th of June in the Orthodox centre of the Patriarchy of Constantinople in the area of Shambezi in
Father Igor has also noticed that through the centuries, since the seventh Ecumenical Assembly till today, a lot of subjects arose, and they need a whole-church’s solution, from the point of view of the strengthening of the unity and in order of superseding of the separations in the wing of the One Orthodox Church. In order to resolve all such matters, a Holy and Great Assembly of the Eastern Orthodox Church has been suggested.
The preparation for this Great Assembly will be performed by announcement of Whole-Orthodox Pre-assembly meetings, and Inter-Orthodox Preparation Commissions. Three Whole-Orthodox Pre-assembly Sessions took place in the past years (Shambezi in 1976, 1982 and 1986) as well as five Inter-Orthodox Preparation Commissions (Geneva in 1971 and Sambezi in 1986, 1990, 1993 and 1999).
The current ten-year break of conference scheduling such as any activity of the Preparation Commissions as well, came as a result of the impediments in the inter-orthodox relations which was a consequence of the disagreements between the