"The book brings together articles on the motivation and meaning of mission from an Orthodox perspective (both from the Eastern and the Oriental Church traditions), and on the present situation, describing problems and successes of their mission in and to the world. This standard work is a major contribution to the missiological discussion about how Christ is confessed within the total 'oikumene'." -- back cover.
Contents: Preface / Emilio Castro, Director, Commission on World Mission and Evangelism, World Council of Churches -- Section I: Concerns and Challenges of Mission in the Orthodox World today -- Introduction / Ion Bria -- New Orthodox Insights in Evangelism / Metropolitan Chrysostomos Konstantinidis of Myra -- Discovering the Orthodox Missionary Ethos / Bishop Anastasios Yannoulatos of Androussa -- The Church as the Privileged Witness of God / Metropolitan George Khodre of Mount Lebanon -- The Missionary Dimension of Monasticism / Metropolitan Emilianos Timiadis of Sylibria -- Witness through "Holiness of Life" / Dumitru Staniloae -- The Participation of Women in the Life of the Church / Elizabeth Behr-Sigel -- The Ministry of the Laity / Panayotis Nellas -- The liturgy after the Liturgy / Ion Bria -- Section II: Witnessing Churches -- Introduction: Structure of the Orthodox Member Churches of the WCC -- Eastern Orthodox Churches -- The Patriarchate of Antioch / Patriarch Ignatius IV -- The Patriarchate of Moscow / Metropolitan Anthony of Leningrad and Novgorod -- The Serbian Patriarchate / Archpriest Dushan Kashich -- The Romanian Patriarchate / Constantin Galeriu -- The Bulgarian Patriarchate / Totiu Koev -- The Church of Cyprus / Dionysios Kykkotis -- The Church of Greece / Elias Voulgarakis -- The Polish Orthodox Church / Jan Anchimiuk -- The Georgian Patriarchate -- The Orthodox Church in Czechoslovakia / Metropolitan Dorotej -- The Finnish Orthodox Church / Fr. Ambrosius -- The Orthodox Church in America / Fr. Thomas Hopko -- Living the Orthodox Christian Faith in America / Stanley S. Harakas -- The Orthodox Church in Japan / Proclus Y. Ushimaru -- The Orthodox Church in Australia / Fr. Militiadis Chryssavgis -- The Orthodox Church in Uganda / Bishop Theodoros -- The Orthodox Diaspora in Western Europe / Olivier Clement -- Orthodoxy in Latin America / Jose Elias Aboid -- Oriental Orthodox Churches -- The Coptic Orthodox Church / Maurice Assad -- Coptic Monasticism / Bishop Bakhomios -- The Ethiopian Orthodox Church / Berhanu Leykun -- The Indian Orthodox Church / Metropolitan Geevarghese Mar Osthathios -- The Armenian Apostolic Church / Bishop Berberian -- The Armenian Church in Diaspora / Aram Keshishian -- Section III: Orthodox Consultations on Mission -- Introduction -- The Evangelistic Witness of Orthodoxy Today -- Confessing Christ through the Liturgical Life -- The Bible and Liturgical Life -- Bearing Witness to the Reign of God in the Struggle for God's Truth and Justice on Earth -- The Place of the Monastic Life within the Witness of the Church Today -- Appendices -- Glossary of Terms -- Eastern and Oriental Orthodox Members Churches of the WCC.
Colophon: Printed in Switzerland by Imprimerie La Concorde, Epalinges.
Bria, Ion, 1929-2002
World Council of Churches. Commission on World Mission and Evangelism
Aboid, Jose Elias
Anastasios, Archbishop of Tirana, Durres and All Albania, 1929-