Patriarch Daniel Urges to Pray for the Unity of Orthodox Church

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OCP News Service – 8/6/2022

Bucharest- Romania: On the seventh Sunday of Pascha, Patriarch Daniel spoke about the First Ecumenical Council of Nicaea, a cord that connects between the feast of the Ascension of the Lord and the Descent of the Holy Spirit.

He stated that “significantly, when Jesus speaks of the unity of the Church, he is not offering any worldly institution as a model. Jesus did not say that the Church should be one like the Roman Empire or the Greek Republic, but He said that it should be one as We are one. The model and source of the unity of the Church is the Most Holy Trinity. But it is not enough to confess the Creed alone but we must also pray for the unity of the Church.”

He further stated that “this Sunday shows us that unity must be maintained by confessing the true faith but in communion with the whole Church. That is why the Fathers formulated the Creed in communion. The unity of the Church is maintained in a state of prayer and communion with the other Orthodox”.

OCP News Service

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