Visit of Orthodox Theologians at the Institute

A group of Greek Orthodox theologians under the leadership of Rev. Prof. Dr. Christos Filiotis visited the Institute on July 4, 2018. After a brief introduction to the Institute’s work and a report about the state of Lutheran-Orthodox dialogue by Prof. Dr. Jennifer Wasmuth, there followed an intensive discussion about the Communiqué released within the framework of the International Lutheran-Orthodox dialogue on the theme “Ordained Ministry/Priesthood.” The participants were all agreed that the Communiqué ought to be considered important, for it records a first consensus on the difficult theological questions surrounding the office of ministry, though further clarification will still be needed.

Read the text of the Communiqué: https://blogs.helsinki.fi/ristosaarinen/lutheran-orthodox-dialogue/