Orthodox-Catholic Consultation Meets on Campus

6–8 June 2011 • On-campus Event

This week our seminary hosted the 80th meeting of the North American Orthodox-Catholic Theological Consultation—the oldest official dialogue between the two Churches in the modern era. The dialogue is jointly sponsored by the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) and the Standing ConferenceMembers of the Orthodox-Catholic Consultation pose for their customary annual photo, this time on the steps of Three Hierarchs ChapelMembers of the Orthodox-Catholic Consultation pose for their customary annual photo, this time on the steps of Three Hierarchs Chapel of Orthodox Bishops in America (SCOBA).

Since its establishment in 1965, the Consultation has now issued more than 20 agreed statements on various topics. All these texts are now available on the USCCB Website and the SCOBA Website.

The Very Rev. John Erickson, former dean of St. Vladimir's, and Dr. Paul Meyendorff, professor of Liturgical Theology at the seminary, are members of the group and participated in the meeting. "During our discussions," said Professor Meyendorff, "we focused on the role of episcopal assemblies in the Roman Catholic and Orthodox Churches, as well as on roles played by the laity."