Religion: A Question of Dogma

Enthroned last week as archbishop of the Greek Orthodox Church of North & South America, big, bearded Archbishop Michael Constantinides, 57, promptly proceeded to toss a hand grenade into the ecumenical movement. At a recent meeting in Athens, said he, the Holy Synod of the Orthodox Church of Greece had decided that henceforth "no bishops of the Church of Greece could serve as official delegates to the World Council of Churches or hold any office . . ." The Church of Greece (membership: 5,961,000) is only one of 15 member churches in the Orthodox Communion, but, asserted Michael, it holds...

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