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Rev. Dr. George Dragas Participates in Two International Ecumenical Dialogues

For many years, the Rev. Dr. George Dragas, Professor of Patristics at Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School of Theology, has served as an official Orthodox representative in a number of ecumenical dialogues. Most recently, Fr. Dragas participated in the sixteenth plenary meeting of the Lutheran-Orthodox Joint Commission on Ministry/Priesthood, which met in Rhodes, Greece from April 28-May 5, 2015. Since 2006, Fr. Dragas has served as an official representative of the Patriarchate of Jerusalem on the Orthodox Lutheran Dialogue whose Orthodox co-chair is H. E. Metropolitan Dr Gennadios of Sassima.

From September 19-25, 2015, Fr. Dragas continued his service to the Church in his role as a member of the International Commission for Anglican-Orthodox Theological Dialogue. Held in Buffalo, New York, the Commission brought to completion the first section of its work on the theological understanding of the human person, with the adoption of its agreed statement In the Image and Likeness of God: A Hope-Filled Anthropology. The report, shortly to be published, is the culmination of six years of study on what Anglicans and Orthodox can say together about the meaning of human personhood in the divine image. Fr. Dragas likewise represents the Patriarchate of Jerusalem on the Commission. Metropolitan Kallistos Ware serves as the Orthodox co-chairman of the Commission.