RepositoryLambeth Palace Library
Alt Ref NoCFR OC 52/1
Extent49 ff.
TitleOecumenical Patriarchate: Patriarch Maximos IV
DateFebruary 1946-December 1946
DescriptionCorrespondence with and concerning, and exchange of greetings. Includes discussion of the position of the Patriarchate after the Second World War.

Including: telegram in French to Geoffrey Fisher, Archbishop of Canterbury from Maximos (f. 1); draft reply from G. Fisher to Maximos (f. 2); letter from [Charles] Hutchinson, Chaplain, H.M. Embassy, Istanbul and Ankara, reporting on the death of Benjamin I and the enthronement of Maximos (ff. 3-4); letter from G. Fisher to Canon Hutchinson regarding Maximos's 'Enthronement Charge' (f. 5); letter from Maximos regarding his election and renewing the mandate of Germanos, Archbishop of Thyateira (ff. 6-9); letter from G. Fisher regarding the union of churches and the consequences of war (ff. 10-12); file note regarding biographical details about Maximos (f. 13); letter from Germanos to G. Fisher regarding decisions made at the Lausanne Conference of 1923 and points which subsequently need to be decided internationally, such as the Patriarchate concerning itself with purely religious and not political or administrative matters, Turkish involvement in the election of Patriarchs, ecclesiastical property, theological education, publications and asking for the assistance of the British and American governments e.g. by being put in touch with contacts at the Foreign Office to give "international safeguards...against any such penetration from the North" (ff. 14-19); letter from G. Fisher to Sir Alexander Cadogan regarding Fisher requesting a private and informal discussion with a Foreign Office representative to talk about relations between the Patriarchate and the Turkish government (f. 20); file note 'Greek Regent', Damaskinos, Archbishop of Athens, by [G. Fisher], regarding the rights of the Patriarchate, Greek fear of Russia, Great Britain returning Cyprus to Greece and British support for the Patriarchate and Greece (f. 21); file note regarding a meeting with Sir William Goodenough Hayter, Foreign Office, and Britain expressing an interest in the position of the Patriarch to the Turkish and Greek governments (f. 22); letter from W. Hayter to G. Fisher regarding the difficulty of arbitrating disputes around the position of the Patriarchate (f. 23); letter from G. Fisher to W. Hayter regarding the Turkish and Greek ambassadors taking the matter up with their governments (f. 24); Easter letter from Maximos (ff. 25-7); letter from Germanos regarding the possibility of negotiations between GB/USA/Turkey and the creation of an formal international instrument (ff. 28-9); letter from W. Hayter to G. Fisher regarding the Turkish governments actions in regarding to Maximos's election and reporting on Maximos's enthronement speech (f. 30); letter to Mr. Williams, Foreign Office updating Williams on the position of Germanos (f. 31); letter from W. Hayter to G. Fisher regarding an update on the diplomatic position, the ability of the Patriarchate to invoke international synods, the financial position of the Patriarchate and Damaskinos receiving a copy of Germanos's original letter (ff. 32-4); letter to Germanos asking for permission to pass on his letter (f. 35); letter to W. Hayter from G. Fisher regarding the Patriarch's prerogative of convoking synods/pro-synods (f. 36); letter from Germanos giving permission to pass on Germanos's letter (f. 37); letter to Paul Anderson from Basil Photiades, Istanbul, regarding declarations made by Maximos concerning Anglican/Orthodox relations (ff. 38-9); covering letter from P. Anderson (f. 40); file note regarding the recognition of Anglican Orders (f. 41); letter from Maximos regarding P. Anderson (ff. 42-4); letter from G. Fisher regarding Christmas greetings (f. 45); letter from Maximos regarding Christmas greetings (ff. 46-8) and letter to Herbert Waddams from [John Findlow] regarding reports by Austin Oakley on the health of Maximos (f. 49).

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