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Moderator's report

Report by the Faith and Order Plenary Commission moderator Metropolitan Vasilios of Constantias-Ammochostos.

09 October 2009

 Faith and Order Plenary Meeting

Crete, 7-13 October 2009




Metropolitan of Constantia – Ammochostos  




1. On behalf of the Officers, Secretariat and Staff of the Faith and Order Commission, I welcome you all to this meeting of the Plenary of Faith and Order, which follows the meeting of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia in 2004. I also wish to express my appreciation for your participation as members of the Plenary Commission of Faith and Order. Your participation is evidence of the lively interest and commitment of the Churches you represent, both for the work of the Commission, and for our commonly pursued goal of unity of the Churches, which is the first and paramount aim for which the Faith and Order Commission was established. It is worth underlining the fact that approximately 80% of the members of this Plenary Commission are participating for the first time. I trust that this meeting will prove to be creative and productive and will bring new thoughts and perspectives to Faith and Order.