Study Centre for Eastern Churches

We bring the voices of the Eastern Churches into the theological work at the Institute for Ecumenical Studies, in cooperation with the Study Centre for Faith and Society.

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SYNODALITY AND ECUMENISM

Commentary by Barbara Hallensleben for kath.ch at the occasion of the visit of Cardinal Secretary of State Pietro Parolin to Switzerland

Anyone who should have been filled with hope for ecumenism through synodality was left perplexed after the visit of Cardinal Secretary of State Pietro Parolin to the celebration of "100 years of the restoration…

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ISO BAUMER

Dr Iso Baumer, long-time lecturer for Eastern Church Studies, died at the age of 92 on 18 November 2021.

Iso Baumer taught Eastern Church Studies at the Faculty of Theology from 1988 to 1999 and at the Theological School of Einsiedeln Abbey from 2002 to 2008. He was a member of the Institute for Ecumenical…

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METROPOLITAN DAMASKINOS

November 5th, 2021: Metropolitan Damaskinos - a bridge builder between East and West (on the 10th anniversary of his death)

Metropolitan Damaskinos Papandreou (+ 5 November 2011) was an ecumenical bridge builder between East and West and within the Orthodox world. He founded the Institute for Higher Studies in Orthodox Theology…

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EXPLORA 2021

The Study Centre for Eastern Churches participated at the Open Day of the University of Fribourg (EXPLORA).

For the second time, the Study Centre for Eastern Church participated in the EXPLORA Day of the University which took place on 25 September 2021. In the form of games and riddles, children discovered the…

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Chambésy

We cooperate with the "Institut d'études supérieures en théologie orthodoxe" in Chambésy ...

Metropolit Hilarion

Metropolitan Hilarion (Alfeyev), President of the Department for External Church Relations of the Moscow Patriarchate, is titular professessor of our Faculty of Theology ...

Sergij Bulgakov

We publish the works of the Russian economist and theologian Sergij Bulgakov (1871-1944) in German translation with scientific commentary ...

Orthodoxia

Online and in book form we publish ORTHODOXIA, the catalogue of all Orthodox bishops worldwide ...

Orthodoxe Kapelle

Orthodox students of the University of Fribourg have their own chapel in the Salesianum ...

OKI (Regensburg)

We work in continuity with the "Institut for Eastern Churches" (OKI Regensburg) and its director, Mons. Dr. Nicholas Wyrwoll ...

Association St. Nicholas

Orthodox students (and a circle of friends) founded the "Association St. Nicholas of orthodox students at the University of Fribourg" ...

Peter Anderson - NEWS

Peter Anderson from Seattle USA regularly sends newest information about developments in the orthodox world ...