Cross, Mountain in snow

Photo: Albin Hillert/Life on Earth Pictures

Fifty-two delegates representing 20 Eastern and Oriental Orthodox WCC member churches will participate in the meeting, taking place 9-16 May. The purpose of this meeting is to study, discuss and reflect on the main theme of the WCC 11th Assembly, "Christ's love moves the world to reconciliation and unity" from an Orthodox perspective. 

Discussions will also center around current global challenges and how the Orthodox agenda at the WCC 11th Assembly can keep dialogue open. Representatives of the Orthodox families will present papers on the assembly theme as well as on the thematic plenaries.

Though most meetings will be closed to the press, WCC Communications will follow events closely and be ready to assist with interview requests and questions.

Press photos from the Orthodox pre-assembly consultation 2022 will be made available continually during the week through the WCC's online photo archive:

A schedule of media briefings as well as an agenda of the meeting will be available for accredited journalists.

For further questions, please send an email to the WCC media inbox - or you are most welcome to contact:

Marianne Ejdersten, WCC Director of Communication,, +41 79 507 6363

For accreditations, please fill out the accreditation form and return it to the WCC media inbox: