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North American Orthodox-Catholic Theological Consultation Releases New Agreed Statement on the Vocation and Mission of the People of God

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OCRCgroupOct2018Ottawa - The North American Orthodox-Catholic Theological Consultation has released in English a new agreed statement entitled The Vocation and Mission of the People of God: "A Chosen Race, a Royal Priesthood, a Holy Nation". The document, which will later be available also in French and Greek, was finalized at the most recent meeting of the Consultation which took place in late May of this year at the Saint Methodios Faith and Heritage Center in Contoocook, New Hampshire. The Consultation is co-chaired by Cardinal Joseph W. Tobin, Catholic Archbishop of Newark, and Greek Orthodox Metropolitan Methodios of Boston.

The North American Orthodox-Catholic Theological Consultation is sponsored jointly by the Assembly of Canonical Orthodox Bishops of the United States of America, the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB), and the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops. Since its establishment in 1965, the Consultation has issued some 30 agreed statements on various topics. All these texts are available on the website of the Orthodox Assembly, as well as of the USCCB (http://www.usccb.org/beliefs-and-teachings/ecumenical-and-interreligious/ecumenical/orthodox/index.cfm). 

The CCCB is represented on the dialogue by Father Alexander Laschuk of the Ukrainian Catholic Eparchy of Toronto and Father Luis M. Melo of the Archdiocese of Toronto.

Agreed ecumenical statements reflect the views of the participants of the dialogue and are not official statements expressing the position of the Churches involved or of the sponsoring bodies.

Link to USCCB press release: http://www.usccb.org/news/2019/19-145.cfm
Link to Assembly of Orthodox Bishops press release: http://www.assemblyofbishops.org/news/2019/orthodox-catholic-consultation-agreed-statement-vocation-mission-people-of-god

The Vocation and Mission of the People of God: "A Chosen Race, a Royal Priesthood, a Holy Nation" (PDF)

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