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Middle East Churches

The Middle East Council of Churches

Members of the Middle East Council of Churches (MECC) belong to four families of churches, making it an ecumenically very inclusive council.

Oriental Orthodox family of members
The Armenian Catholicosate of Cilicia
The Coptic Orthodox Church
The Syriac Orthodox Church


Eastern Orthodox family of members
Greek Orthodox Patriarchate of Alexandria and All Africa
Greek Orthodox Church of Antioch and All the East
Greek Orthodox Church of Cyprus
Greek Orthodox Church of Jerusalem


Catholic family of members
Armenian Catholic Church of Cilicia
Chaldean Catholic Church of Babylon
Greek Melkite Catholic Patriarchate of Antioch, Alexandria & Jerusalem
Latin Patriarchate of Jerusalem
Maronite Church of Antioch
Syrian Catholic Church of Antioch


Evangelical family of members
Evangelical Church of Egypt (Synod of the Nile)
Episcopal Church in Jerusalem and the Middle East (including the Diocese of Egypt,

the Diocese of Jerusalem, the Diocese of Cyprus and the Gulf ,

the Diocese of Iran, and the Episcopal Church in the Sudan)
Evangelical Church in Sudan
Evangelical Lutheran Church in Jordan
Synod of the Evangelical Church in Iran
National Evangelical Synod of Syria and Lebanon
National Evangelical Union of Lebanon
Presbyterian Church in the Sudan
Union of the Armenian Evangelical Churches in the Near East
Protestant Church in Algeria
Eglise Reformee de France en Tunisie
National Evangelical Church in Kuwait

The Fellowship of Middle East Evangelical Churches

This fellowship is made up of the family of Protestant churches in the Middle East that includes primarily the Reformed, Episcopal, Lutheran, Congregational and Methodist churches across North Africa, the Nile Valley (including Egypt and the Sudan), western Asia (Syria, Lebanon, Jordan, Israel and Palestine), Iran, Iraq and the Gulf States. The fellowship particularly helps them to do leadership development among themselves.

Member churches of the World Council of Churches in the Middle East

Armenian Apostolic Church [Lebanon]
Church of Cyprus
Coptic Orthodox Church [Egypt]
Episcopal Church in Jerusalem and the Middle East [Egypt]
Greek Orthodox Patriarchate of Alexandria and All Africa [Egypt]
Greek Orthodox Patriarchate of Antioch and All the East [Syria]
Greek Orthodox Patriarchate of Jerusalem [Israel]
Holy Apostolic Catholic Assyrian Church of the East [Iraq]
National Evangelical Synod of Syria and Lebanon [Lebanon]
Synod of the Evangelical Church of Iran
Synod of the Nile of the Evangelical Church [Egypt]
Syrian Orthodox Patriarchate of Antioch and All the East
Union of the Armenian Evangelical Churches in the Near East [Lebanon]

Member churches of the World Alliance of Reformed Churches

in the Middle East

Synod of the Evangelical Church of Iran

St. Andrew's Scots Memorial Church  (Israel)

Union of the Armenian Evangelical Churches in the Near East

National Evangelical Union of Lebanon

National Evangelical Synod of Syria and Lebanon

 

Read the introduction to the MECC, then find other information about the council by clicking on the appropriate titles in the left column of the web page.

See the MECC News Brief for January 2007. .Look at earlier news in English by using clicking on the appropriate months in the left column on the web index for the News Briefs.

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