COMMUNION, PARTICIPATION AND MISSION IN THE CHURCH-AS-FAMILY: CONSECRATED LIFE AND THE PATH TOWARDS A SYNODAL CHURCHVOL 20 NO. 1, 2023 2023
Published on: January 26, 2023
The synodal life of the Church is rooted in the Scriptures and Tradition. GodaThank calls the whole human race to union with Him. Unity in Him is fulfilled in Jesus Christ and brought about through the ministry of the Church. In every period of her history, the Church rethinks her evangelising mission through various councils, synods, and assemblies. She affirms her nature as a pilgrim, always in movement with the vital reality of the society for whose salvation she is responsible. She hears the cry of pain and suffering of the people; therefore, she is profoundly synodal in the fulfilment of her salvific mission.
There are several forms of “synodality” developed in the early centuries and some forms of it are still experienced across Church today. The Churches convoke synods to discuss doctrinal and pastoral issues relevant to their times. Vatican Council II brought the fruit of renewal in the promotion of ecclesial communion, episcopal collegiality, synodal awareness, and praxis, which we must welcome as gifts of the Holy Spirit for the journey of the People of God.
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Editorial and Advisory Boards
Editorial - Oseni J.O. Ogunu. OMV
“Synod” in the Teachings of Church Fathers:
Lessons for a Synodal Church Today
Sr. Margret Famigbagbe, SsMA
Communion, Participation and Mission for a
Synodal Church: A Critical Analysis of the
Preparatory Document of the Synod
Sr. Maria Regina Osondu
A Synodal Church: The Church in a Journey or a
Journey in the Church?
Innocent Joshua Chiawa Igbokwe, OCD, PhD
The Path of Synodality: Walking and Talking
Together as the Mystical Body of Christ
Simon Peter N. Okanumee, SMMM
Communion, Variety of Charisms and Mission in
Rev. Bro. Olabanjo Wole, FSC
Synod on Synodality and Consecrated Life:
Communal Participation and Mission
Rev. Sr. Bridget Saiki, EHJ &
Rev. Sr. Roseline Isiocha, EHJ.