The present article looks at the Encyclical of the Holy and Great Council of the Orthodox Church (Crete, 2016) and its implications for ecumenical relations between Orthodox and Classical Pentecostals. The text reflects on the Encyclical through an Eastern-European Pentecostal perspective, engaging its inherent ecclesiological pneumatology, by focusing on three interrelated themes, namely, the understanding of the church as a continuing Pentecost, the apostolic succession as a guardian of the church’s charismatic essence, and the church’s sobornost—its pneumatic conciliarity and catholicity.
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- the encyclical of the recent Holy and Great Council of the Orthodox Church
- ecumenical relations with Pentecostals
- church as continuing Pentecost
- apostolic succession
- church's concilliarity