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One Church, indivisible: Aimee's blog from Crete

Once every five years or so, a group of about 120 men and women, pastors, laypersons, academics, and church leaders get together to talk about the issues that still divide the churches. It's called the Faith and Order Plenary Commission, and its next meeting will take place at the Orthodox Academy of Crete, Greece, 7-13 October 2009.oac

This year, I've been invited to go. 

And I'm writing a blog.

 

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Christian skin

Friday, Oct. 9, 2009

This morning in our small groups, we had prayer and Bible study on Galatians 3:25-29, “There is no longer Jew nor Greek, no longer slave nor free…”

A bishop from the Armenian Orthodox Church shared a saying from his community: “Christian is the color of our skin.” In Christ we are new creations where race and gender and culture are no longer what defines us. Being Christian is beyond religion, beyond belief, he said. It seeps into our being, and becomes the very color of our skin.

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