1. bookVolume 14 (2022): Edition 1 (April 2022)
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The Church of Armenia and the Sacramental Sharing: Historical Horizon, Future Perspectives

Publié en ligne: 31 May 2022
Volume & Edition: Volume 14 (2022) - Edition 1 (April 2022)
Pages: 100 - 122
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Magazine
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2359-8107
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15 Mar 2013
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3 fois par an
Langues
Anglais, Allemand
Abstract

This paper aims to offer reflections on the Eucharistic sharing based on the Church of Armenia’s historical experience and present situation. Rather than giving comprehensive or official standpoints, the paper aims to be a theological voice from the Church of Armenia with a pan-Christian perspective in mind. As intercommunion is not an isolated issue but is always linked to various aspects, the paper explores the concept of Oriental Orthodoxy and the Church of Armenia’s role in the Christian world. Next, the paper outlines and discusses the main Armenian views on intercommunion as they are today. Based on the previous observations and the Armenian Eucharistic experience, the paper draws conceptual principles as potential ways towards sacramental unity. I suggest two trajectories that are common historical traits among Armenian Christians, namely, forming friendships and mutual recognition of holy living.

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