Monday, July 22, 2013

The driving force of the Ecumenical Movement

The following passage is taken from an article written by A.M. Allchin in the journal Sobornost, published by the Fellowship of St. Alban and St. Sergius.

“’The ecumenical movement will always remain a mystery to anyone who does not see that repentance is the driving force behind it, that it is a movement for amendment of life’ (William Nicholls in Ecumenism and Catholicity). The unity with Christ and with one another which is the fruit of that repentance, and the goal of the ecumenical movement, finds perhaps its fullest earthly embodiment in a religious community”[1].

[1] Allchin, A.M., “The Revival of the Religious Life and Christian Unity”, Sobornost, Series 3: No.12, Winter 1952, p. 542

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