5th Holy Synod Members Seminar
Coptic Church and its relations with other churches
The 5th Seminar for Holy Synod Members was hold on “Coptic Church & and its relationship with other churches ” from Tuesday, November 14th to Friday, November 17th, 2017 at the LOGOS Center at the papal residence at St. Bishoy Monastery, in the presence and patronage of His Holiness Pope Tawadros II, Holy Synod Secretary and the presence of 105 of Holy Synod Members.
The seminar consisted of presenting scientific research papers with written and patristic reference that were prepared by the Metropolitans and Bishops in sufficient time before the seminar. The papers were sent electronically to all Holy Synod members for study, and the fathers participated in a free and open discussion on the research papers.
30 minutes were allowed for the presentation of the paper and 90 minutes for discussion for each session.
The seminar schedule is as follows:
The 1st Session: One Church Concept:
Moderator: Bishop Youssef (SUS)
The 2nd Session: Globalization Culture and its impact on Unity concept:
Moderator: Bishop Angaelos (UK)
The 3rd Session: Between Non-Sectarianism and Ecumenical Movement:
Metropolitan Serapion & Bishop Mossa
Moderator: Bishop David
The 4th Session: Between accepting and rejecting the other churches baptism:
Researches on this topic were presented by: Metropolitan Bishoy, Metropolitan Benyamin, Bishop Michael, Bishop Danial (Maadi) and Bishop Epiphanius, and both the papers of Metropolitan Benyamin and Bishop Danial (Maadi) were presented.
Moderator: Bishop Youannes
The following topics were presented during the seminar program:
- A summary of the recent history of ecumenical relations and dialogues… Metropolitan Bishoy
- Sunday schools Centenary Celebration… Bishop Danial (Maadi)
- Discussing the priest ritual movements… Bishop Bessada & Bishop Makary
- Screening of a film about what was done in the project of 1000 Orthodox teachers
The seminar was concluded with the Divine Liturgy on Friday, November 17th. His Holiness Pope Tawadros II headed the Divine Liturgy, with Holy Synod Members at Transfiguration Church at Logos Center.
The Lord uses this seminar for the glory of His Holy Name, the growth of His Holy Church, and the salvation of our souls.
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