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Faith and Order Plenary Commission meeting in Crete 2009

A view from the past
WCC president from Europe Dr Mary Tanner encourages participants at the Faith and Order Plenary Commission meeting to engage in what she affirms could be the beginning of a new phase in Faith and Order's history.
Called to be the One Church - Presentation by Dr Minna Hietamäki
Dr Minna Hietamäki addresses the main theme of the Faith and Order Plenary Commission meeting, Called to be the One Church, from the perspective of a younger Lutheran theologian from Finland.
Called to be the One Church - Presentation by Metropolitan Gennadios of Sassima
Called to be the One Church - Presentation by Prof. Maake Masango
Prof. Maake J. Masango addresses the main theme of the Faith and Order Plenary Commission meeting, Called to be the One Church, as a witness of the union of Presbyterian Churches in the context of apartheid.
Called to be the One Church - Presentation by Rev. Dr Marianela de la Paz Cot
Rev. Dr Marianela de la Paz Cot addresses the main theme of the Faith and Order Plenary Commission meeting, Called to be the One Church, from the perspective of a medical doctor and an Episcopal theologian from Cuba.
Called to be the One Church - Presentation by Sister Maria Ko Ha Fong
Sister Maria Ko Ha Fong addresses the main theme of the Faith and Order Plenary Commission meeting, Called to be the One Church, from an intercultural perspective.
Director's report
Report of the WCC director of Faith and Order Canon Dr John Gibaut
Moderator's report
Report by the Faith and Order Plenary Commission moderator Metropolitan Vasilios of Constantias-Ammochostos.
Opening address by the Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew I
Opening address to the Plenary of the WCC Commission on Faith and Order
Report of the 2009 plenary commission meeting
In the spirit of the 2006 WCC Assembly's statement on ecclesiology, «Called to be the One Church», the 120 members of the Commission on Faith and Order, along with 37 guests, consultants and younger theologians gathered on the island of Crete in Greece, 7-13 October 2009.
Sermon at the Closing Prayer
Sermon by Rev. Dr Susan Durber at the Opening Prayer of the Faith and Order Plenary Commission meeting, 13 October 2009, Crete, Greece.
Sermon by WCC general secretary Kobia
Sermon by WCC general secretary Rev. Dr Samuel Kobia at the Opening Prayer of the Faith and Order Plenary Commission meeting, 7 October 2009, Crete, Greece.
The Nature and Mission of the Church - Presentation by Fr Jorge A. Scampini
Fr Jorge A. Scampini emphasizes that theological reflection on the church only becomes meaningful if it leads to a renew of church life, to a widened horizon of the church's mission, and to a contribution of all church activities to making the mystery of its Lord more visible in the eyes of the world.
The Nature and Mission of the Church - Presentation by Metropolitan Geevarghese Coorilos
The NMC document is appreciated for its philosophical imagination, but it needs to be complimented with sociological and poetic imaginations where the text (the Word) takes on flesh and enters the realm of the pain and pathos that the poor and their earth endure, argues Metropolitan Geevarghese Coorilos.
The Nature and Mission of the Church - Presentation by Rev. Dr Hermen Shastri
Consensus on ecclesiology is central to the future of theological ecumenism, says Rev. Dr Hermen Shastri in his contribution to the discussion on the future of the study "The Nature and Mission of the Church".
The Nature and Mission of the Church - Presentation by Rev. Dr Paul Collins
The development of a method which explores the inter-play between different ways of constructing doctrine could be used to seek a resolution of Church-dividing issues, proposes Rev. Dr Paul Collins in his contribution to the discussion on the future of the study "The Nature and Mission of the Church".
The Nature and Mission of the Church - Presentation by Rev. Prof. Viorel Ionita
The Porto Alegre statement «Called to be the One Church», with all the reactions from the churches to it, should be used to help Faith and Order Commission develop The Nature and Mission of the Church into a common statement, proposes the Very Rev. Prof. Dr Viorel Ionita in his contribution to the discussion on the future of the study "The Nature and Mission of the Church".
Tradition and traditions - Archimandrite Cyril Hovorun
"Teachers and Witnesses of the Church: space for ecumenical convergence" is the title of this brief presentation on Tradition and traditions by Archimandrite Dr Cyril Hovorun.
Tradition and traditions - Rev. Dr Susan Durber
"The teachers and witnesses of the early Church: a common source of authority, variously received? Introduction and report from a co-moderator" is the title of this brief presentation on Tradition and traditions by the Rev. Susan Durber.