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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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This could be you

Monday, Oct. 12, 2009

Every inch of the walls and ceiling of the relatively modern church where we worshiped Sunday were painted with brightly-colored pictures of saints and the life of the church. Seriously, every inch. I surreptitiously took pictures by holding the camera in my lap and just aiming it randomly around the room.

On one wall, though, the paintings were still in process. There were outlines and shapes of saints yet to be completed, but their faces were blank.

Maybe this could be a way to motivate a lazy congregation: open spaces on the wall of saints, with signs that say, “This could be you.”

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Irene said on Oct 12, 2009
To get my face on there. :)
Sue Reif said on Oct 12, 2009
Aimee, Finally have time to visit the blog. I am so in AWE!
Jack said on Oct 13, 2009
Hi Aimee...I'm giving your idea to Charlie White at the mission church. We have so many walls to cover!
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