RepositoryLambeth Palace Library
Alt Ref NoCFR OC 1
Extent169 ff.
TitleAnglican Relations: General
Date15 October 1931-March 1948
DescriptionPapers and correspondence concerning relations with Orthodox churches, particularly relating to the validity of Anglican orders and discussions around the possibility of intercommunion and union between the Anglican Communion and Orthodox churches including the possibility of the Orthodox churches holding a pro-synod.

Including: "A Resume of the proceedings of the Joint Doctrinal Commission in London" (Oct 1931) (ff. 1-24); letter to John Douglas regarding Metropolitan Sergius (f. 25); letter from John Douglas regarding economic intercommunion (ff. 26-8); letter from Sergius, Metropolitan of Nijni-Novgorod to Vassili Dimopoule, representative of the Oecumenical Patriarch in USSR, regarding a response to invitations to a doctrinal commission and a prosynod (ff. 29-30); Canon Douglas' letter to Paul Anderson on the Anglican position with regard to future dialogue (Dec 1931) (ff. 33-62); letter from Photios of Constantinople, Oecumenical Patriarch (f. 63); letter to Dr. Emhardt regarding the pro synod (f. 64); letter from Germanos of Thyateira regarding topics to be discussed at the pro synod (f. 65); letters to Germanos (ff. 66, 90); letters from John Douglas (ff. 67-72, 78-80, 84-88); letters to J. Douglas (ff. 73, 82); 'The Orthodox Church', interview with Archbishop Germanos at Lambeth on May 5th 1932 (ff. 74-7); letter from G. Pollard (f. 81); file note (f. 83); letter from Germanos regarding the postponement of the pro synod (f. 89); letter from [G. C. Gloucester] regarding an account of a visit to the Archbishop of Athens and the Oecumenical Patriarch (ff. 91-98); Canon Douglas' memorandum "The Present Anxiety of the Orthodox" (Jan 1933) (ff. 99-104); Canon Douglas' letter to the Archbishop of Canterbury regarding the Greek Orthodox Church (Sep 1937) (ff. 105-116); letter to Chrysostomos, Archbishop of Athens regarding a decision by the Cgurch of Greece on the validity of Anglican Orders (ff. 117-122); Hamilcar Alivisatos' memorandum "The Validity (Authenticity) of Anglican Orders", (May 1939) (ff. 123-125); Metropolitan Sergius of Moscow's "The Meaning of Apostolic Succession in Non-Orthodox Faiths" (Aug 1944) (ff. 126-146); 'Lambeth Conference [Subject II(a)] IV The Orthodox Church' (ff. 147-150); Lambeth Conference 1948 Subject II (a) part IV "The Orthodox Church"; 'The Church of England and the Orthodox Churches in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries' by Henry Brandreth (ff. 151-161) and 'Archbishop Temple and the Orthodox: a note on the preparations for the joint doctrinal commission of 1931', by J.H. Backus (ff. 162-9).

Correspondents include: Sergius Metropolitan of Nijni-Novgorod, His Reverence Archimandrite Vassili Dimopoulo, (ff. 29-30), Paul B. Anderson, Canon John Douglas (ff. 31-32), G.J. Pollard, Athanasius Bp. D. (f. 81).

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