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Unraveling Chambesy - Administrative Unity In Our Time

Unraveling Chambesy - Administrative Unity In Our Time

September 2009 5 episodes

Our canons call for there to be one bishop in one place,but, here in America as well as other countries of the so called “diaspora,” immigration and pastoral concerns have served to violate those canons. 

To address this issue, the leaders and representatives of all of the autocephalous Mother Churches were convened by HIs All Holiness the Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew first in Constantinople (modern day Istanbul) and later in Chambesy, Geneva, Switzerland to commission certain Episcopal Assemblies who will in turn develop regional plans to correct this anomaly. 

To help you sort through this complicated process, Ancient Faith Radio has produced a 2-part documentary featuring Fr. Mark Arey, General Secretary of SCOBA (The Standing Conference of Orthodox Bishops in America), Charles Ajalat, former chancellor of the Antiochian Archdiocese and long time champion of Administrative Unity, Metropolitan Jonah, primate of the Orthodox Church in America, and Nick Katich, an attorney who helped orchestrate the healing of the Serbian schism in the United States several years ago.

We would encourage you to read the documents referenced on the SCOBA website.

And, THIS JUST IN - the first Episcopal Assembly has been announced by the SCOBA Hierarchs in May of 2010!


Episodes

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Nov 03, 2009

Past Attempts at Unity: The American Orthodox Catholic Church

Matthew interviews Fr. Andrew Stephen Damick, Associate Director of the Society for Orthodox Christian History in the Americas, about another of the past attempts at Orthodox administrative unity.

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1:02:06
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Oct 21, 2009

Past Attempts at Unity: The Russian Mission in America, Part 2

Matthew Namee continues his discussion with Fr. John Erickson about one of the past attempts at Orthodox administrative unity.

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54:47
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Oct 15, 2009

Past Attempts at Unity: The Russian Mission in America, Part 1

Matthew Namee interviews Fr. John Erickson, the preeminent historian of American Orthodoxy, about one of the past attempts at Orthodox administrative unity.

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55:59
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Sep 24, 2009

Unraveling Chambesy - Administrative Unity In Our Time (Part 1)

In this first installment, John Maddex talks with Fr. Mark Arey, General Secretary of the Standing Conference of Orthodox Bishops in America (SCOBA) about past efforts at bringing about Administrative Unity, including the so called Ligonier conference in 1994. We will also hear from Charles Ajalat, Metropolitan Jonah, and Nick Katich.

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58:55
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Sep 24, 2009

Unraveling Chambesy - Administrative Unity In Our Time (Part 2)

In this second part, we learn more about the actual process and related complications of unifying all of the Orthodox churches administratively. In this episode we hear from all of our guests in the first part plus Matthew Namee of the American Orthodox History podcast.

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55:17
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