Resolution 68 - The Unity of the Church - The Lesser Eastern Churches
The Unity of the Church - The Lesser Eastern Churches
The Conference approves the section of the Report of its Committee on Unity which refers to the Lesser Eastern Churches, and is happy to note the continued good relations between the Anglican Communion and these Churches.
It looks forward to the strengthening and deepening of spiritual fellowship with them, which may in God's providence lead in due time to full intercommunion.
The Conference, learning with deep satisfaction of the happy relations existing in various parts of the world between the Armenian Church and Churches of the Anglican Communion, requests the Archbishop of Canterbury as President of the Conference to seek to initiate discussions between theologians of the two Churches, to be appointed by himself and the Supreme Catholicos of the Armenians, with a view to strengthening the relations between the two Churches; such discussions to be held, if possible, in Etchmiadzin or in some other convenient centre in the Near East.
The Conference expresses its deep sympathy with the hardship and suffering endured by the Assyrian people since the last Conference and earnestly prays for their preservation in peace and safety. It hopes that the relations between the Anglican Communion and the Assyrian Church may be maintained and strengthened and that all possible help may be given to assist that Church in its many problems and difficulties.