The 11th Academic Consultation between Judaism and Orthodox Christianity took place December 4-6, 2022, in Vienna, Austria.
The theme was “Jewish-Orthodox Christian Dialogue: Navigating Our Relations to the World and to Each Other.” The Consultation was co-sponsored by the Ecumenical Patriarchate and the International Jewish Committee for Interreligious Consultations (IJCIC).
The Orthodox Christian delegation to the Consultation was led by Elder Metropolitan Emmanuel of Chalcedon. The Jewish delegation to the Consultation was led by IJCIC’s chair, Rabbi Dr. David Sandmel, representing the Anti-Defamation League. The gathering marked the 45th anniversary of the dialogue and was held at the Bristol Hotel in the Austrian capital.
A highlight of the Consultation was the visit to the Austrian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, where the joint delegation of Jewish and Orthodox Christian leaders was received by the Secretary-General for Foreign Affairs Peter Launsky-Tieffenthal, with a formal reception.
He thanked the leadership of the Ecumenical Patriarchate and IJCIC for choosing Vienna as the location for the Consultation. The local Jewish and Orthodox Christian religious leadership and other Austrian government officials joined the warm welcome.
In October 2020, the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America released a resource page in response to anti-Semitism. This page explores the relationship between Orthodox Christianity and Judaism through the centuries and today.
Photos: Ecumenical Patriarchate/Gary Vachicouras & BMEIA/Marcel Kulhanek/Iakovos Krochak
Source: Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America