An Episcopal Dictionary of the Church

Moscow Agreed Statement

This statement was issued in Aug. 1976 by the Anglican-Orthodox Joint Doctrinal Commission. Subjects treated were: 1) the knowledge of God, 2) the inspiration and authority of Holy Scripture, 3) scripture and tradition, 4) the authority of councils, 5) the Filioque clause, 6) the church as the eucharistic community, and 7) the invocation of the Holy Spirit in the eucharist. Some differences as well as agreements were noted in the Statement. The Anglicans agreed with the Orthodox that the filioque clause should be omitted from the Nicene Creed. The Episcopal Church resolved at the 1994 General Convention to remove the filioque clause from the Nicene Creed in the next edition of the Prayer Book. See Filioque.

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