Rev. Canon John Gibaut
HISTORIC AGREEMENTS have been signed between Anglican and Oriental Orthodox Churches helping to heal the oldest continuing division within Christianity.
An Agreed Statement on Christology, published in North Wales in early October by the Anglican-Oriental Orthodox International Commission (AOOIC), heals the centuries-old split between the Anglican Churches within the family of Chalcedonian Churches and the non-Chalcedonian Churches over the incarnation of Christ.
As well, the agreement on dropping the filioque clause of the Nicene Creed has moved the two families of churches “one step closer to as close as we can be,” a leading Orthodox bishop has said.
The ancient disagreement centres on the words “and the Son” or in Latin, filioque