A book, entitled “The Church in a Period of Pandemic: Can the present pandemic crisis become a meaningful storm of renewal in our churches?”, has been published in English by CEMES and Fordham Publications. The book was edited by Professors Petros Vassiliadis and George Demacopoulos.
The volume includes thirty-four contributions that reflect the authors’ theological and scientific experience in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic and various problems that seriously affected the Church and society.
The Open Letter to the Churches and the World is cited at the back cover of the book, “The COVID-19 pandemic is a period of spiritual renewal and of hope for a meaningful storm for a liturgical and overall renewal of the Church; it is a powerful experience of the authentic nature of the Church and manifests a longing for a return to the traditional status of the priesthood of all believers and to a wider permanent ministry of the Diaconate for men and women.”
The volume contains all the speeches delivered during the online seminar with the theme “Religious Communities and Church in a Period of Pandemic” organized by Professor Petros Vassiliadis at the beginning of the COVID-19cpandemic.
The publication is dedicated to Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew.
Source: Fos Fanariou