Grace in Abundance

Orthodox Reflections on the Way to Porto Alegre

Edited by: Metropolitan Gennadios Of Sassima

In January 2005, representatives of the 22 Eastern and Oriental Orthodox churches belonging to the World Council of Churches (WCC) gathered on the island of Rhodes in Greece, to prepare for their participation in the ninth assembly of the WCC, to be held in February 2006 at Porto Alegre, Brazil. Theological presentations focused on the theme of the assembly, "God, in your grace, transform the world". The program featured prayer, meditation, and visits to monasteries and local Christian communities. Grace in Abundance is the report of that gathering, reflecting its review of recent discussions on the participation of member churches in the WCC, proposals for a new approach to decision-making at the ninth assembly, as well as a call for spiritual transformation of the modern world.

129 pages

Publication Date: 12/1/2005
Format: Paper
ISBN: 9782825414675