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pp. vii-viii

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Foreword

Metropolitan John (Zizioulas) of Pergamon

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pp. ix-xii

Fifty years ago, the historic meeting of Ecumenical Patriarch Athenagoras and Pope Paul VI in Jerusalem marked the beginning of a new era in the relations between the churches of Rome and Constantinople, and indirectly between Roman Catholicism...

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Preface

John Chryssavgis

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pp. xiii-xvi

In 1964, a little-noticed, albeit pioneering encounter in the Holy Land between the heads of the Roman Catholic Church and the Orthodox Church spawned numerous contacts and diverse openings between these two sister churches, which had not...

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1. Pilgrimage toward Unity: Ecumenical Patriarch Athenagoras and Pope Paul VI in Jerusalem Based on Correspondence and Archives

John Chryssavgis

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pp. 1-26

In January 1964, two Christian prelates broke a silence of centuries with a simple gesture of embrace and a few gentle words. A little-noticed historic meeting in Jerusalem between Ecumenical Patriarch Athenagoras and Pope Paul VI reflected the...

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2. Breathing with Both Lungs: Fifty Years of the Dialogue of Love

Brian E. Daley, S.J.

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pp. 27-54

A number of years ago, when I was still teaching at the Weston Jesuit School of Theology in Cambridge, Massachusetts, my phone rang one winter afternoon, just as I was getting ready to go home for the day. A young voice on the other end of the...

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3. “A Sign of Contradiction”: A Refl ection on the Meeting of the Pope and the Patriarch

Georges Florovsky

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pp. 55-70

Father Georges Florovsky (1893– 1979) spent his entire service of over five decades as an Orthodox theologian intensely involved in ecumenical dialogue at all levels. His thought and example continue to command respect from all corners of the...

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Afterword: The Dawn of Expectation

Walter Cardinal Kasper

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pp. 71-72

Th e commemoration of the fiftieth anniversary since the historic meeting between Pope Paul VI and Ecumenical Patriarch Athenagoras of Constantinople in the Holy City of Jerusalem on January 5–6, 1964, is first of all an occasion to give thanks...

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Contributors

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pp. 73-77

Metropolitan John (Zizioulas) of Pergamon studied in Thessaloniki and Athens, pursuing graduate research at Harvard with Fr. Georges Florovsky. He taught systematic theology at the universities of Edinburgh and Glasgow, as well as London...

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