The Third Meeting with Those in Resistance

The Dialogue between the Church of the G.O.C. of Greece and the Orthodox Ecclesiastical Community of Those in Resistance

Third Joint Statement

On April 9/22, 2013 in the Monastery of Sts. Cyprian and Justina in Phylē, Attica, the third meeting occurred of the committees for dialogue between the Church of the G.O.C. of Greece and the Orthodox Community of Those in Resistance.

All of the designated members of both committees were present.

During the meeting the analytical discussion of the written report entitled “The Ecclesiological Self-Understanding of the Orthodox Ecclesiastical Community of Those in Resistance" continued based on written questions submitted on behalf of the committee of the Church of the G.O.C. of Greece. The questions discussed extensively and thoroughly for four hours in a spirit of cooperation and mutual understanding, and those points on which there is a difference of views and merit further discussion were noted.

The next Joint Meeting will take place on Thursday May 18/31, 2013 in the hall of the church “The Unfading Rose” in Piraeus.

From the Joint Secretariat of the Committees for Dialogue.

Piraeus - Phylē

April 10/23, 2013

Translated from the Greek

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A Miracle of Saint Spyridon

This miracle of Saint Spyridon took place in Mandra, Greece in 1926.

It was 12/25 December, 1926. The state Church of Greece adopted the Papal calendar and with the help of the Greek government persecuted all those who did not accept the Papal calendar. The faithful Orthodox Christians of Mandra woke up and headed to their Church to celebrate the Feast of Saint Spyridon. When they reached the Church they saw that the door to the Church had been secured with chains and the faithful could not enter. Before leaving the Church to return to their homes they stuck their candles on the door. As soon as the last person placed his candles on the door

the chains broke and fell. The faithful, confirmed in their Faith, entered the Church and celebrated the Feast of Saint Spyridon.

The miracle was reported the next day by the newspaper Skrip.

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