„Dekret o ekumenizmie” Soboru Watykańskiego II w spojrzeniu teologów prawosławnych
"The Decree on Ecumenism” of the Second Vatican Council as seen by Orthodox theologians
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Despite some disputable problems we must see the role and great significance of The Decree on Ecumenism. It still must be treated as the beginning of the way towards Christian unity; its assessment must refer not only to what it contributed to, but also to what it may contribute to - the unity of the Church. The ecumenical approach presented in The Decree on Ecumenism is correct and it may become a model to follow; it often corresponds with the image of the relationships between churches. From the perspective of the Orthodox Church it is important that ecumenical issues and the desire for unity are based on the strong foundation of ecclesiology. Even though the Decree often speaks about the “unity of Christians”, the objective of the ecumenical movement is the unity of the Church, which is reached by the rapprochement of Christians. Not the unity of Christians, but the unity of the Church, even if understanding of the nature of this unity is not discusses or, in other words, it is left open. In this silence the ecumenical approach can be seen.
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