Orthodox Christian Laity - Road to Unity

Panel 7 - The Great and Holy Council

November 03, 2009 Length: 1:10:12

What does it mean for a unified Church in America? What does unity mean for the ancient Patriarchates?

Panelists were:

Nicholas Katich - attorney who helped orchestrate the re-unification of the Serbian Church in America in the early 90's
Peter Marudas - served as Admin Assistant to Senator Paul Sarbanes and authored the 2006 paper "New Strategy Needed to Save Endangered Ecumenical Patriarchate"
Metropolitan Jonah - primate of the Orthodox Church in America
Fr. Nick Apostola - See Panel 2 for bio

Wrap up comments were made by OCL Executive Director George Matsoukas, outgoing OCL President Peter Petkas, and incoming OCL President William Souvall.
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