Ecumenical Links on
the One Holy Catholic
and Apostolic Church

Giving diligence to keep the unity of the Spirit in the
bond of peace.  -St. Paul to the Ephesians 4:3
St. Constantine and
the 318 Holy Fathers of
the First Ecumenical Council
of Nicea, (A.D. 325)
1.  Orthodox Websites and Links

The Orthodox Faith:  A systematic presentation of the essentials of Eastern Orthodoxy
Orthodox Church in America:  Website of the O.C.A.
St. Vladimir Orthodox Seminary:  One of the foremost Orthodox Seminary's in the country
The Armenian Church: Website of the Patriarchal Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin
St. Nersess Armenian Seminary:  "Devoted to theological inquiry in service of the Armenian Church"
St. Gregory of Narek The Great Armenian monastic poet and his mystical Book of Prayer
St. Pachomius Library:  "A First Draft for a Living Encyclopedia of Orthodox Christianity"
Arimathea:  An Intriguing site on Orthodox and Eastern Christianity
Pascha Orthodox Bookstore:  A wonderful, local Orthodox Bookstore worthy of much patronage!
Orthodox Family Links An excellent site to help Orthodox Families
Orthodox Natural Family Planning Association  
One Single Source: Response by Orthodox Met. John Zizioulas to the Clarification on the Filioque
2.  Eastern Catholic Websites and Links

From East to West:  Introducing the West to the Treasures of Eastern Catholicism
EWTN's Eastern Catholic Churches Forum: Ask an expert your questions
The Byzantine Forum: A place for Eastern and Western Christian dialogue
CIN East: A valuable source for official documents on the Eastern Churches
CNEWA: Helping our brothers in the Near East.  Also provides excellent articles
Melkite Greek Catholic Church: Insightful information on the Eastern Catholics
Byzantine Catholic Daily Prayer and Lectionary:  A resource for Byzantine Christians
John Paul II and Eastern Orthodoxy: A beautiful page cataloging positive ecumenical developments
5.  Useful Roman Catholic and Protestant Links

The Holy See of Rome:  Website of the Vatican
The Archdiocese of Detroit:  A very informative site with many helpful links
The Fathers of the Church:  Various works from the great Patristic age
Non-Canonical Homepage:  Treasured Texts of the Early Church
Catechism of the Catholic Church:  Official Roman Catholic Catechism (very helpful search engine)
New Advent:  Informative Roman Catholic Links
Catholic Answers:  Roman Catholic Apologetics
Couple to Couple League:  The Art of Natural Family Planning
One More Soul:  Excellent Roman Catholic Pro-Life Resource
by the hand of Fr. Arakel Aljlian 21st cent.
St. Nerses Shnorhali (12 cent.)
The "Grace-filled" Armenian
Catholicos-Patriarch and great
"Father of Ecumenism"

Return to the
home page of the
St. Gregory the
Illuminator Institute
4.  Official Ecumenical Statements, Documents and Joint Declarations

Joint Statement on Christology: Landmark agreement by H.H. John Paul II and H.H. Karekin I
May We Rediscover Our Full Communion: by H.H. John Paul II to H.H. Karekin I
Joint Statement of Ecclesial Cooperation: by H.H. John Paul II and H.H. Karekin II
Common Declaration of Sister Churches: by H.H. John Paul II and H.H. Patriarch Bartholomew I
The Balamand Statement:  Uniatism and the Present Search for Full Communion
Common Christological Declaration: by the Assyrian Church of the East and the Vatican
Joint Synodal Agreement Promoting Unity: by the Assyrian Church of the East & Chaldean Catholics
Melkite Synod Calls For "Double Communion" by Bishop Nicholas Samra, Eparch of Newton
Address by His Eminence Adam Card. Maida: to His Holiness Karekin II, Patriarch of All Armenians
The Successors of St. Thaddaeus and St. Peter
Orthodox Ecumenism doesn't consist of indifferentism, relativism, or the embracement of universalism.
It is, rather, the quest of the ancient Apostolic, Orthodox and Catholic Churches to
"be diligent to restore the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace."
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cf. Ephesians 4:3
3.  Important Official Documents of the Catholic Church on the Eastern Churches

Orientale Lumen:  Apostolic Letter of John Paul II to the Churches of the East
Orientalium Ecclesiarum:  Decree of Vatican II on the Eastern Catholic Churches
Instruction for Applying the Liturgical Prescriptions:  of the Code of Canons of the Eastern Churches
The Greek & Latin Traditions Regarding the Procession of the Holy Spirit:  by the Pontifical Council
for Promoting Christian Unity
The Union of Brest:  A Prototype of Union which respects the Theology & Autonomy of the East
Eastern Catholics in the United States and Canada:  by the National Council of Catholic Bishops