This means the search in one’s spirit for truth– and mainly love – for more roads, leading to reconciliation and mutual forgiveness, for the explanation of mistakes which have accumulated throughout history. Ecumenism expects and calls forth directly methanoya - internal spiritual conversion and penance. It becomes fruitful where there is humility and obedience.
Fr. Iwan Dacko, president of the Institute of the Ecumenical Studies
Yesterday, on January 25, in the chapel of St. John the Theologian, at Philosophy and Theology Faculty of the Ukrainian Catholic University an Ecumenical Prayer for Christian Unity and Peace In Ukraine was held. The event was organized by the Institute of Ecumenical Studies at the Ukrainian Catholic University
History has known religious leaders who are remarkable for their tireless missionary activity and monumental institution building. Some great churchmen have left a legacy of voluminous theological writings.
In France, Antoine Arjakovski published the book "Waiting for a Pan-Orthodox Council.” The texts included in this collection are lectures which the author read from 2004 to 2010 in various places. The collection comprises four chapters.
Heleen Zorgdrager is professor of Systematic Theology and Genderstudies at the Protestant Theological University (Amsterdam, the Netherlands), and visiting professor at the Institute of Ecumenical Studies, Ukrainian Catholic University in Lviv, Ukraine.