Lists of Council Observers, Guests for Third Session

Following is the list of observers delegated by non-Catholic Christian communities for the third session of the Second Vatican Council, together with the list of guests of the Secretariat for Promoting Christian Unity.

Ecumenical Patriarchate of Constantinople — Archimandrite Andre Scrima, rector of the Greek Orthodox church in Rome and personal representative of Patriarch Athenagoras I of Constantinople; Archimandrite Panteleimon Rodopoulos, dean of Holy Cross Greek Orthodox Theological School, Brookline, Mass., and Father John S. Romanides, professor of dogmatics and the history of theology at the same seminary.

Russian Orthodox Church (Patriarchate of Moscow) — Archpriest Vitaly Borovoy, professor at the Leningrad theological school and head of the Russian Orthodox delegation to the World Council of Churches, and Archpriest Vivery Voronov, also a professor at the Leningrad theological school.

Orthodox Church of Georgia — (Father Borovoy is concurrently an official representative of this autonomous church, whose two million members are concentrated in the Soviet Republic of Georgia in the Caucasus mountains).

Coptic Orthodox Church of Egypt — Bishop Amba Samuil, who is in charge of social services in the Patriarchate of Alexandria, and Father Marcos Elias Abdel Messih, pastor of Egyptian Copts in the United States and Canada.

Syrian Orthodox Church — Father Saliba Shamoon, secretary to Patriarch Theodosios VI of Antioch.

Syrian Orthodox Church of India—Chorepiscopus T.S. Abraham, former Singapore pastor.

Apostolic Armenian Church (Holy See of Etchmiadzin)—Bishop Parkev Kevorkian, delegate in Moscow of the Catholicos of Etchmiadzin and bishop of the Armenian community in Moscow; and member of the supreme spiritual council of the Etchmiadzin Catholicate.

Apostolic Armenian Church (Catholicate of Cilicia) — The Rt. Rev. Karekin Sarkissian, head of the patriarchal seminary in Lebanon, near Beirut, and Bishop Ardavazt Terterian of the Armenian Church of Marseilles, France, former professor of the patriarchal seminary in Lebanon.

Assyrian Catholicate-Patriarchate of the East (headquarters of the Patriarch-Catholicos now in California) — Father Isaac Rehana and George W. Lamsa.

Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia — Archpriest Igor Troyanoff, rector of the Russian Orthodox church in Lausanne, Switzerland, and Archimandrite Ambrose Pogodin of Rome. Substitute: Dr. Serge Grotoff of the University of Rome.

Old Catholic Church (Union of Utrecht) — Canon Peter Maan, professor of New Testament studies at the Old Catholic seminary at Amersfoort, the Netherlands, and vicar of the Old Catholic cathedral at Utrecht. Substitute: the Rev. Herwig Aldenhoven of the parish of Wallbach, Switzerland.

Mar Thomas Syrian Church of Malabar (India) — Missionary Bishop Philipose Chrysostom.

Anglican Communion — The Rt. Rev. John R.H. Moorman, Bishop of Ripon, England; the Rev. Eugene Fairweather, professor of Divinity, Trinity College, University of Toronto of the Anglican Church of Canada; the Rev. Ernest John of the Church of India, Burma and Ceylon, vicar of the Cathedral Church of the Redemption, New Delhi. Substitutes: The Rev. Howard Root, dean of Emmanuel College, Cambridge University, England, and Rev. Massey H. Shepherd, Jr., professor of liturgies, Church Divinity School of the Pacific, Berkeley, Calif. The Rev. Bernard C. Pawley, canon of Ely (England) cathedral, is representative of the Archbishops of Canterbury and York.

Lutheran World Federation — The Rev. Kristen E. Skydsgaard, professor of systematic theology at the University of Copenhagen, Denmark; the Rev. Warren A. Quanbeck of the Lutheran Theological Seminary of St. Paul, Minn., and the Rt. Rev. Sven Silen, Bishop of Vasteras, Sweden. Substitutes: Dr. George Lindbeck, professor of the history of theology at the Yale University Divinity School, New Haven, Conn., and the Rev. Dr. Vilmos Vajta, director of the theological department of the Lutheran World Federation, Geneva, Switzerland.

World Presbyterian Alliance — The Rev. Vittorio Subilia, dean of the Waldensian Theological Faculty, Rome; the Rev. Dr. A. Allan McArthur of the Presbyterian Church of Scotland, minister of Pollokshields-Titwood parish, Glasgow; and the Rev. John Newton Thomas of the United Presbyterian Church, professor of systematic theology at Union Theological Seminary, Richmond, Va.

Evangelical (Lutheran) Church of Germany — Dr. Edmund Schlink, professor of dogmatics at the University of Heidelberg. Substitute: The Rev. Wolfgang Dietzfelbinger, pastor of Erbendorf, Germany.

World Methodist Council — The Rev. Harold Roberts, head of Divinity School, Richmond College, Richmond, England; the Rev. Walter G. Muelder, dean and professor of social ethics at Boston University School of Theology, and the Rev. Albert C. Outler, professor of theology at Southern Methodist University, Dallas, Tex. Substitutes: The Rev. William R. Cannon, dean of the Candler School of Theology at Emory University, Atlanta; the Rev. Robert E. Cushman, dean of the Duke University Divinity School, Durham, N.C.; the Rev. Philip Potter, of the Methodist Missionary Society, London; the Rev. David Alan Keighley of Rome, representative in Italy of the British Methodist Church and of the Methodist Missionary Society; the Rev. Max Woodward, secretary of the World Methodist Council, London; and the Rev. Franklin H. Littell, professor at the Chicago Theological Seminary.

International Congregational Council — The Rev. Dr. Douglas Horton of Randolph, N.H., former moderator of the International Congregational Council; and the Rev. George B. Caird, senior tutor at Mansfield College, Oxford, England. Substitutes: The Rev. Bard Thompson, professor of church history at the Lancaster Theological Seminary, Lancaster, Pa.; the Rev. John R. Von Rohr, professor of historical theology at the Pacific School of Religion, Berkeley, Calif.; and the Rev. Heiko A. Oberman, professor of church history at Harvard University Divinity School.

Friends World Committee — Dr. Douglas V. Steere, professor of philosophy at Haverford College, Haverford, Pa., and Dr. A. Burns Chalmers of Washington, D.C., director of the Davis House and education secretary of the American Friends Service Committee.

World Convention of Churches of Christ (Disciples) — Dr. William George Baker, professor of practical theology at the Scottish Congregational College, Edinburgh; Dr. William B. Blakemore, dean of the Disciples’ Divinity House at the University of Chicago. Substitute: The Rev. Dr. Howard E. Short, editor of The Christian, St. Louis.

International Association for Liberal Christianity — Dr. L.J. Van Hoik, professor at the University of Leiden, the Netherlands.

Church of South India — The Rt. Rev. A.H. Legg, Bishop and Moderator of the Synod of the Church of South India, Trivandrum.

World Council of Churches — The Rev. Dr. Lukas Vischer, Geneva, research secretary of the World Council’s Commission on Faith and Order; Dr. Nikos A. Nissiotis, associate director of the World Council’s Ecumenical Institute at Bossey, Switzerland; Dr. Z.K. Matthews, in charge of the Division of Inter-Church Aid, World Service and Refugees of the World Council of Churches, Geneva; and Dr. Jerald C. Brauer, dean and professor of church history of the federated theological faculty of the University of Chicago.

The following are guests of the Secretariat for Promoting Christian Unity: Bishop Cassien, director of the Orthodox Theological Institute of St. Serge, Paris; Pastor Marc Boegner, honorary president of the Protestant Federation of France, Paris; Dr. Theodore Mosconas, secretary of the Council of Churches of Alexandria, Egypt, archivist and librarian for the Greek Orthodox Patriarchate of Alexandria; the Rev. G.C. Berkouwer, professor of the Free Protestant University of Amsterdam; the Rev. Oscar Cullmann, professor at the University of Basel (Switzerland) and Paris; Dr. Masatoshi Doi, of the United Church of Christ in Japan, professor of systematic theology and ecumenism at Doshisha University of Kyoto, Japan; Dr. David Du Plessis, Pentecostal, minister, of both South Africa and California; Dr. Oswald C.J. Hoffmann of the Missouri Synod of the Lutheran Church, St. Louis; Pastor Wilhelm Schmidt, vicar of St. Michael’s Evangelical Brotherhood, Bremen-Horn, Germany; the Rev. William A. Norgren, New York, director of Faith and Order studies of the National Council of Churches of Christ in the United States; Pastor Roger Schutz, prior of the Protestant religious community of Taize, France; and Pastor Max Thurian, subprior of the same community.

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