RepositoryLambeth Palace Library
Alt Ref NoCFR OC 49A
Extent72 ff.
TitleOecumenical Patriarchate: Anniversary Of The Council Of Constantinople
DateFebruary 1981-June 1981
DescriptionReports and correspondence concerning the celebrations at which Gerald Ellison, Bishop of London represented Robert Runcie, the Archbishop of Canterbury. N.B. The First Council of Constantinople was the second ecumenical council and produced the traditional version of the Nicene Creed (Niceno–Constantinopolitan Creed).

Including: 'The Patriarchal and Synodal Encyclical, Celebration of the 1600th Anniversary of the IInd Ecumenical Council 381-1981, June 1981', by Demetrios I, Ecumenical Patriarch and the Holy Synod, Meliton of Chalcedon, Cyril of Chaldia, Maximos of Sardes, Jeronimos of Rodopolis, Photis of Imvros and Tenedos, Maximos of Stavroupolis, Chrystom of Myra, Symeon of Eirenoupolis, Gabriel of Colonia, Callinicos of Pringeponnesa, Constantine of Derkoi and Bartholomew of Philadelphia, 12th March 1981 (ff. 1-8); in French 'Celebration of the 1600th Anniversary of the IInd Ecumenical Council 381-1981, The historical-dogmatic presuppositions of ecumenicity of the 2nd Ecumenical Council, by Chrysostomos Konstantinides, Metropolitan of Myra and Professor of Theology, 6 June 1981' (ff. 9-42); in French, Official visitors to the celebration of the 16th centenary of the 2nd ecumenical council (ff. 43-4); letter in Greek, to R. Runcie, 28th January 1981 (ff. 45-6); translation of letter to R. Runcie from Demetrios, inviting a representative of the Archbishop of Canterbury to the celebrations in Istanbul on 5th-7th June (f. 47); file note regarding the celebrations not being in late July and AO/JDD (f. 48); note to the Archbishop of Canterbury regarding his representation and the possibility of a later courtesy visit to Demetrios, with handwritten note by [R. Runcie?] expressing problems with visiting Demetrios partly in light of the forthcoming Royal Wedding of Prince Charles (f. 49); copy of letter from R. Runcie to Demetrios, 3rd March 1981, regarding Runcie's representative being Graham Leonard, Bishop of Truro (ff. 50-1); copy of letter from Pope John Paul II to R. Runcie, 10 April 1981, inviting Anglican represntation at a celebration of the 16th centenary of the First Council of Constantinople, in Rome on Sunday, 7 June (ff. 52-3); file note regarding a phone conversation with G. Ellison to say that he was willing to attend the Istanbul celebrations (f. 54); letter to Peter Armstrong regarding the Bishop of Truro not being able to attend the Istanbul celebrations (f. 55); letter to Bartholomew of Philadelphia, regarding G. Ellison being the Archbishop's representative (f. 56); letter to G. Ellison regarding arrangements for his trip (ff. 57-59); 'Note about Constantinople and the First Ecumenical Council of Constantinople in A.D. 381.' by Michael Moore (f. 60); letter in Greek [to M. Moore] (f. 61); file note regarding sending a letter of thanks to Demetrios for his hospitality (f. 62); letter to Demetrios from R. Runcie regarding hospitality, AOJDD and the council's credal statement (f. 63); presentation text for gift to the Oecumenical Patriarch, 14. v. 81 (f. 64); file note regarding the gift of an anniversary medal from Demetrios (f. 65) and 'Report by the Right Revd. Gerald Ellison on his visit to Istanbul to represent the Archbishop of Canterbury at the 1600th Anniversary Celebrations of the Council of Constantinople 381 A.D. - Friday June 5th to Monday June 8th 1981.' regarding the filioque clause and the Orthodox in the Phanar being hard pressed (ff. 66-72).
RelatedMaterialBooklet in Greek for the Celebration of the 1600th Anniversary of the 2nd Ecumenical Council 381, photocopy of front cover in file.

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