Şi Sf. Sinod al Bisericii Ortodoxe a Americii sugerează luarea în calcul a amânării „Marelui Sinod”. Déclaration du Saint-Synode de l’Église orthodoxe en Amérique (OCA) au sujet du saint et grand Concile qui doit être convoqué sur l’île de Crète du 20 au 26 juin 2016 | Orthodoxie.com

Iată, mai jos, fragmentul relevant:

On soutient que l’intensité des objections démontre que le Saint et Grand Concile devrait être ajourné afin d’éviter de possibles schismes. Une telle conclusion s’avère être le rejet de la vision et de la pratique conciliaires de l’Église orthodoxe. Les défis de notre temps demandent plus de réflexion et de débats théologiques, non pas moins. L’urgence de telles réflexions et débats théologiques appellent pour plus de conciliarité, mais pas pour moins. Au cœur des préoccupations et objections au Concile et ses projets de documents se trouve la crainte d’une érosion de l’identité et de la conscience de soi orthodoxes, la dilution de la théologie orthodoxe (la vérité sur Dieu) et de l’ecclésiologie (la vérité sur l’Église). Le défi d’aujourd’hui pour l’Église orthodoxe est le même que celui qui a toujours été : amener tous les hommes aux Christ, qui est la voie, la vérité et la vie, apporter l’Évangile du Christ à tous les hommes avec amour et compassion, de rendre un culte à Dieu de façon eucharistique dans l’Esprit et la vérité. La libération de la crainte et la croissance dans la vie, la foi et la compréhension spirituelle (liturgie de saint Jean Chrysostome) se trouvent dans la fidélité à cette voie orthodoxe. L’engagement de Sa Toute-Sainteté le patriarche œcuménique Bartholomée pour construire un consensus, comme cela est montré par la convocation périodique de la synaxe des patriarches et primats, a ouvert la voie au saint et grand Concile. Même à ces derniers moments de préparation, les obstacles sur ce chemin apparaissent avec une force plus grande que précédemment. Les signes très récents de la crise ressortent de la réunion du Saint-Synode de l’Église orthodoxe russe le 3 juin 2016. Le procès-verbal de cette réunion énumère les défis procéduraux et substantiels rencontrés par les Églises orthodoxes à la veille du Concile, dont la dispute non résolue entre les patriarches d’Antioche et Jérusalem, les exigences quant aux modifications de certains des projets de documents venant des Églises de Géorgie, Serbie et Grèce, ainsi que des monastères du Mont Athos, et finalement la décision de l’Église de Bulgarie, insistant pour l’ajournement du Concile et déclarant catégoriquement qu’elle ne participera pas au Concile prévu pour la fin du moins de juin 2016. Le Saint-Synode de l’Église orthodoxe russe a conclu que cette situation exceptionnelle pourrait être résolue par la convocation d’une consultation préconciliaire panorthodoxe extraordinaire qui devrait se réunir le 10 juin au plus tard. Cette consultation aurait pour but une revue de la situation existante et l’examen des modifications proposées aux documents conciliaires. Sur la base de la conclusion de la consultation, les Églises pourraient déterminer si la convocation du Concile aux dates annoncées est possible. La convocation du saint et grand Concile comme signe d’unité et de témoignage de l’unité est une vision digne pour l’orthodoxie, poursuivie avec patience et détermination par Sa Toute-Sainteté le patriarche œcuménique Bartholomée. Les difficultés douloureuses dans la réalisation de cette vision ont toujours été évidentes. Les dangers sur la voie vers cette vision sont particulièrement visibles aujourd’hui, mais pourtant la beauté de cette vision est claire comme jamais elle ne l’a été. Aujourd’hui, les Églises orthodoxes se trouvent face au monde, dans l’incapacité de dissimuler les blessures de nos relations fracturées.

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Un gând despre „Şi Sf. Sinod al Bisericii Ortodoxe a Americii sugerează luarea în calcul a amânării „Marelui Sinod”. Déclaration du Saint-Synode de l’Église orthodoxe en Amérique (OCA) au sujet du saint et grand Concile qui doit être convoqué sur l’île de Crète du 20 au 26 juin 2016 | Orthodoxie.com

  1. Un pic cam vicleni, din moment ce îl ridică în slăvi pe Athenagoras și au pus și ectenie la Sfânta Liturghie pentru sinodul care nu e ortodox din moment ce lovește în dogma Bisericii în documentele oficiale:

    Holy Synod issues Statement, Petitions on the Holy and Great Council:

    The Holy Synod of the Orthodox Church in America
    Statement on the Holy and Great Council to be convened on the Island of Crete
    June 16-27, 2016

    We greet you in the name of Our Lord Jesus Christ, Who is the Way and the Truth and the Life (John 14:6).

    For many decades, the Orthodox Church has witnessed the efforts to assemble a Holy and Great Council as a contemporary witness to the Holy Orthodox Faith. The initiative in this modern endeavor belonged to the Ecumenical Patriarch Athenagoras. The long pilgrimage toward the Holy and Great Council began in the 1960s. There were long pauses in this pilgrimage, followed by a renewed period of intense preparation at the initiative of His All Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew. Through the decades, Pan-Orthodox conferences, consultations, and meetings of patriarchs and primates have revised the list of topics. During recent months, as the churches have reviewed draft documents and reflected on their formulations, new proposals have been brought forth and fresh disagreements have arisen.

    Even at this late stage, participation in the Holy and Great Council is uncertain, and its outcome is equally uncertain. In the midst of all this uncertainty, there is one certainty: the Orthodox Church in America, not being universally recognized as an autocephalous church, is not invited to be a participant. Our reaction to this is one of sadness, but not alienation. With gratitude to God, we affirm our identity as the Orthodox Church in America. We also affirm with gratitude to God our autocephaly, as granted to us by the Russian Orthodox Church, and as recognized by the Churches of Georgia, Bulgaria, Poland, and the Czech Lands and Slovakia. We affirm with profound gratitude to God our Eucharistic communion with all Orthodox Churches, beginning with the Ecumenical Patriarchate. We therefore accept and affirm our right and duty to accompany the Holy and Great Council with love and reflection and prayer.

    The discussions and debates surrounding the draft documents express concerns and objections that emerge in the Orthodox Churches. It is argued that the intensity of the objections demonstrates that the Holy and Great Council should be postponed so as to avoid possible schism. Such a conclusion appears to reject the conciliar vision and practice of the Orthodox Church. The challenges of our time require more theological reflection and debate, not less. The urgency of such theological reflection and debate calls for more conciliarity, not less.

    At the heart of concerns and objections to the Council and its draft documents is the fear of eroding the Orthodox identity and self-understanding, diluting Orthodox theology (the truth about God) and ecclesiology (the truth about the Church). Today’s challenge to the Orthodox Church is the same it has always been: to bring to all people the Christ who is the way and the truth and the life, to bring the Gospel of Christ to all people with love and compassion, to worship God eucharistically in Spirit and in Truth. In faithfulness to this Orthodox way lies deliverance from fear and growth in life and faith and spiritual understanding (Liturgy of St. John Chrysostom).

    The commitment of His All Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew to the building of consensus, as shown by periodically convening the Synaxis of Patriarchs and Primates, has opened the path to the Holy and Great Council. Even at these last moments of preparation the obstacles on this path are emerging with even greater strength than before. The most recent sign of the crisis came at the meeting of the Holy Synod of the Russian Orthodox Church on June 3, 2016. The minutes of this meeting enumerate the procedural and substantive challenges faced by the Orthodox Churches on the eve of the Council – including the unresolved dispute between the Patriarchates of Antioch and Jerusalem, the demands for changes in some of the draft documents coming from the Churches of Georgia, Serbia, and Greece, and also from the Monasteries of Mount Athos, and finally the decision of the Church of Bulgaria insisting on the postponement of the Council and declaring categorically that she will not participate in the Council set for the end of June 2016. The Holy Synod of the Russian Orthodox Church concludes that this extraordinary situation may be resolved by the convening of an extraordinary Pan-Orthodox Preconciliar Consultation not later than June 10. This Consultation would have as its purpose a review of the existing situation and a study of the proposed changes to the Council documents. On the basis of the conclusion of the Consultation the Churches could determine whether the convening of the Council on the announced dates is possible.

    The convening of the Holy and Great Council as a sign of unity and as a witness to unity is a worthy vision for Orthodoxy pursued with patience and determination by His All Holiness the Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew. The painful difficulties in realizing this vision have always been evident. The dangers on the road towards this vision are now seen in bold relief, yet the beauty of the vision is clear as never before. Today, the Orthodox Churches stand before the world unable to conceal the wounds of our fractured relationships. Yet the vision of unity will not be denied, because it comes from the heart of the Orthodox Faith and is intrinsic to the Good News of Christ. Whatever the difficulties and wounds we bear, we are following the Risen Christ and are empowered by Pentecost to witness to the Gospel of Christ everywhere and at all times.

    It is our sincere hope and fervent prayer that the pilgrimage towards the convening of the Holy and Great Council will bear fruit for the Orthodox Church’s unity and for her mission and witness in the world. Just as we pray in the Divine Liturgy for the descent of the Holy Spirit on us and on the gifts that are offered, so let us pray that the Holy Spirit may descend on us all and on the gifts of conciliarity that are offered to God.

    Petitions for the Holy and Great Council
    To be Included in the Litany of Fervent Supplication at All Services

    Furthermore we pray: O Lord our Almighty and Eternal God, Source of all wisdom and understanding! As Thou didst send Thine All-Holy Spirit upon Thine apostles and disciples, gathered on the great day of Pentecost, confirming them in the fullness of the faith which they proclaimed to the ends of the earth, fill the hearts and minds of our Holy Fathers gathered in Council with that same Spirit, enabling them to discern Thy holy will, that they may serve and glorify Thee, enlightened with right judgment and good purpose to the building up of Thy Holy Church throughout the world, we pray Thee, hear us and have mercy…

    Again we pray: O Lord our God, Giver of every good gift, look with favor upon Thy Church and bless and guide the minds and hearts of those gathered in Thy Name, granting them and us by the grace of Thine All-holy Spirit an increase in faith and understanding, that in vigilance, fasting and prayer they may discern Thy holy will with one heart and one mind, we pray Thee, hear us and have mercy…

    Again we pray: O Lord our God, send Thy Holy Spirit upon them and upon us so that, inspired by Thy gifts of discernment and understanding, Thy will might be accomplished throughout the world in these turbulent times, for the good of all Thy People, that all might be one, even as Thou—Father, Son and Holy Spirit—are one, we pray Thee, hear us and have mercy…

    Again we pray: O Lord our God, in Thy holy and providential care for Thy Church, grant our Holy Fathers gathered in Council wisdom, understanding, mutual love and respect, sanctity, and the faith and hope to reflect and reveal Thy abundant love for mankind throughout the world, so that Thy Holy Church may be that light on the lampstand and salt of the earth in loving service to Christ our God and thus to one another, we pray Thee, hear us and have mercy…

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