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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«Betet ohne Unterlass!» - so ruft Paulus die Gemeinden auf (1 Thess 5,17). Doch wie ist eine solche betende Existenz möglich?

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The Study Centre for Eastern Churches wishes Merry Christmas and God's blessing for the new year 2020!

The Study Centre has prepared three articles on icons and iconography for the "Schweizerische Kirchenzeitung" No. 23, 12 December 2019. We present these articles as our Christmas greeting present, as icons…

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On 16th December 2019 Cardinal Kurt Koch gave a lecture in Chambésy on the Orthodox-Catholic dialogue.

On 16th December 2019 Cardinal Koch gave a lecture in Chambésy on the Orthodox-Catholic dialogue, entitled: "Vers l'unité de l'Église en Orient et en Occident. Les chemins pour surmonter les divisions…

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On 20/21 January 2020, Dr. Gottfried Locher offers a workshop of two days on the question: "Was ist Kirche? Zur aktuellen Suche nach Antworten, die nicht trennen".

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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 ...


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 ...