MECC General Assembly Final Statement
“Give thanks to the Lord for He is good, His mercy endures forever” (Psalm 136:1)
Final Statement of the 11th General Assembly of the Middle East Council of Churches, issued in Amman, Jordan, on 8 September 2016.
The 11th General Assembly of the Middle East Council of Churches convened under this title for the first time in Amman – Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan, with the participation of the four church families that constitute the Council: The Oriental Orthodox Family, the Orthodox Family, the Catholic Family, and the Evangelical Family. The Council gathered from the 6th to the 8th of September 2016 with the generous hospitality of the Greek Orthodox Patriarchate of Jerusalem and the presence of the Presidents of the Council: Aram I, Catholicos of the Holy See of Cilicia of the Armenian Apostolic Church; Theophilos III, Patriarch of the Holy City of Jerusalem and All Palestine and Jordan; Mor Ignatius Youssef III Younan, Patriarch of Antioch and All the East of the Syriacs for the Syriac Catholic Church; and Bishop Munib Younan, Head of the Lutheran Church in Jordan and the Holy Land. The Heads of the member churches or their representatives, the members of the Executive Committee, and the Acting General-Secretary Father Michel Jalakh along with the staff of the Council were also present.