Koinonia is the journal of the
Anglican and Eastern Churches Association.
The organisation that is now the AECA has been publishing information and articles
since early in its foundation. This began as collected occasional papers before
formalising into journal entitled The Christian East, and then the Eastern Churches
Newsletter. In 2003 the ECNL became Koinonia.
The current title refers to the Greek term which derives from the word for 'common'
and can mean communion, participation or fellowship depending on context. It
therefore points towards that friendship and unity which Christians should share with
one another within the Body of Christ that is the Church. One of the most famous
examples is in the Acts of the Apostles which describes the unity and faith of the
Early Church in which 'they devoted themselves to the apostles' teaching and to the
fellowship (koinonia), to the breaking of bread and to prayer' (Acts 2:42).
Members of the AECA receive a copy of Koinonia, which is currently published twice
a year (normally May and November). Koinonia publishes articles about Anglicanism,
Orthodoxy, and the relationship between the two. The journal brings together high-
quality academic scholarship with practical and non-specialist articles, along with
news, events and book reviews, often on a particular topical theme. As such, it aims
to edify and promote Anglican-Orthodox relations and to keep members in touch
with the broad field of ecumenical dialogue in the academy, in politics (both
ecclesiastical and secular), in society and in parishes.
Koinonia thus acts as a bridge between all these areas, furthering the stated aim of
the AECA 'To advance the Christian religion by teaching members of the Anglican
and Orthodox Churches about each other in order to prepare the way for an ultimate
union between them'.
Both members and non-members are welcome to contribute by writing to the Editor
(contact information below) with work or proposals for articles. Please note that we
receive more articles than can be included and the choice of content rests with the
Editor. Please also get in touch if you are interested in placing an advert relevant to
the interests of the journal.
In one form or another, the journal of the AECA has celebrated and contributed to
the growing fellowship between Anglican and Orthodox Christians for over a century
and we pray that it will continue to do so as long as it is necessary.
Dr. Hanna J. Lucas
Editor of Koinonia.
For enquiries and submissions, please email email@example.com
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