Truly some of the more exciting news for today. This was verified by several news sources.
Constantinople: The Ecumenical Patriarch flanked by Senior Bishops and Representatives of several Sister Orthodox Churches announced the long awaited 8th Ecumenical Council. He stated it was time. Negotiations and preparations which have been taking place are finally complete, the world and the Church can wait no longer. He joyfully announced it would take place in the great city of Portland. ”After much consultation it was decided to not have it in a Traditional Orthodox site, where too much interference could be expected. Besides Portland has excellent Greek Food, a good public transportation system, it’s a very green city, and few people would notice a lot of men walking around all in black robes.” The government of Ataturk has not released a statement at this time. The Patriarch would not release details of the agenda except to say the size of crowns will be addressed, and possibly a more just price for Prosphora. ”A dollar a loaf is unchanged since 1963, but the work remains the same.” In closing he prayed “it would be like opening a window of the Church and letting some fresh air in.” The opening date of the Sobor is scheduled for April 1st, 2012. – Pravda