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Exploring the Reception of Heterodox Christians into the Orthodox Church through History and Canon Law

Updated: Jan 11


Above: an icon of the Second Ecumenical Council (381). Canon 7 of this Council is key to receiving the heterodox back into the Church - and for those whose baptism is in the standard form (in the name of the Trinity and with water poured - if not full immersion). reception is by chrismation, NOT baptism. However, much more needs to be said on this issue. so our bishop has set forth the established position of the Church without any of that editorial selectivity that characterises the rigourist and sectarian mindset. This Reception Document, promulgated on the 9th January 2024 is available here: RECEPTION OF THE HETERODOX.

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