Preparation Phase

????? ??????????? : ??????? ??????????????? ???????????? ?????????? ???????????: For a Synodal Church: Communion, Participation, and Mission ?????????????????? ????????????: ????????? | ????????? | ????????? ????????? *** 1. Synod ??????? ????? • ??????? ?????????????????? ?????????? ????: ??????? [?sinoðos] meaning "assembly" or "meeting". ???? ??????? ???? ??????? ???????? ????? ????????????????. • Greek prefix 'Syn' which means together and Greek noun 'hodos' which means road or journey. Therefore, the word synod means a journey together. (??????????? ?????????, ???? ????????? ?????? ?????????????????? (Synodal) ??????? ??????????). • The International Theological Commission (ITC) describes synodality this way: ‘Synod’ is an ancient and venerable word in the Tradition of the Church, whose meaning draws on the deepest themes of Revelation […] It indicates the path along which the People of God walk together. ???????? ???????? ???????? ??? ????. Equally, it refers to the Lord Jesus, who presents Himself as ‘the way, the truth and the life’ (Jn 14,6), and to the fact that Christians, His followers, were originally called ‘followers of the Way’ (cf. Acts 9,2; 19,9.23; 22,4; 24,14.22). ?????????? ??????????? ?????? ?????????? ??????????? 'celebrating synod means walking on the same road' ???? ????????? ?????????????????. • ??????? ???????????? ????????? ????? ?????? ????? ????? ??????? ?????? ????????? ?????????? ??????????????? (Council of Jerusalem in 54 (Acts 15:1–30) ??????? ?????????. ??? ???????? ??????? ??????? ?????? ????? (to discuss doctrine and ecclesiastical policy) ??????????????? ????????????????. But the first recorded synodal gatherings of bishops took place in Asia Minor (c. 170) to deal with the heresy of montanism. • ???????? ??????????? ?????? ??????? ??????????????? ????????? ???????????. ??????? ??????????? ????? ????? ??????? ??????? ???? ?????????? ??????????? ????????? ???????? ??????????? ???????????????? ????????? ??????????? ???????? ?????????????? (as a way to continue the collegial experience of the Second Vatican Council.) 2. A decentralized Synod (Background for this Synod) ???????? ????????????? ???? ??? ????????? ??????????????? ??????? ???????? ????????? ???????????????? ??????????? ???? ????????? ??????? ??? ????????????? (theme) ????????????. ????? ??????? ????????? ???????? ?????????? ??????????? ?????????? ???????????? ?????? ??????????? ??????? ??? ?????? ????????????? ???????????? ??????????????????????? (deconstruting the process of Synod). ????????? ???????????? 50 ??? ????? ?????? ???????????? ???????? (2015), ??????????? ?????????? ??????? "?????????, ?????????, ????? ????" ?? ?????????????? ??? ??????? ???? ??????????? ???? ??????????? ?????????????????. ?????, ????????????, ????????????????? ????????? (decentralized Synod) ??????????? ??????? ?????????????????. 3. ??? ??????????? ?????????? ?????????????? ?????????? ???????????????????????? • The Church recognizes that synodality is an integral part of her very nature. • One of the fruits of the Second Vatican Council was the institution of the Synod of Bishops. While the Synod of Bishops has taken place up until now as a gathering of bishops with and under the authority of the Pope, the Church increasingly realizes that synodality is the path for the entire People of God. • Hence the Synodal Process is no longer only an assembly of bishops but a journey for all the faithful, in which every local Church has an integral part to play. • The entire People of God shares a common dignity and vocation through Baptism. All of us are called in virtue of our Baptism to be active participants in the life of the Church. In parishes, small Christian communities, lay movements, religious communities, and other forms of communion, women and men, young people and the elderly, we are all invited to listen to one another in order to hear the promptings of the Holy Spirit. • The Second Vatican Council reinvigorated the sense that all the baptised, both the hierarchy and the laity, are called to be active participants in the saving mission of the Church (LG, 32-33). • Thus the teaching authority of the Pope and the bishops is in dialogue with the sensus fidelium, the living voice of the People of God. (“Sensus fidelium” is a Latin phrase that can be translated as the “sense of the faithful.” The concept concerns how the faithful together understand and live the faith.) ???? ???? ???????? ?????????? ?????, ??????????? ?????????? ??????? ??????? ????????????? ???? ?????????????? ??????? ????????????? ?????????? (decisive for its life and mission) ??? ????????????? ??????????? ???????????. ??????????? ????????? ????????????????? “It is precisely this path of synodality which God expects of the Church of the third millennium. (Address for the ceremony commemorating the 50th anniversary of the institution of the Synod of Bishops, 17 October 2015). 4. Theme for Synod 2021-2023 (??????????? ??????????????? ???????) For a Synodal Church: Communion, Participation, and Mission ????????????? ??????????? ???????? ??????????? (Synod) ????? ???????? ????????? ?????????, ?????????, ????????? ??????? ??????? ????? ?????????????? ?????????????, ??????? ??????????? ?????????? ??????? ??????????? ???????????????? ??????????????????/ ?????????? ??????? (synodality) ??????? ????? ??????????? ??????????????? ????? ???? ???????? ???????????????. ?????? ??? ??? ??????????? ?????????????? ??? ?????????????? ???????? ??????? ????????????, ???????????? ???? ??? ??????? ?????? ?????? ???? ???????? ?????? ???????????? ?????????????? ??????? ??????????? ?????? ??????? ??????????????. ??????? ??????????? ??????? ?????? ??????? ????????? ???? ???????? ????????????????????: 1. deeper communion (????? ???????) 2. fuller participation (????????? ?????????) 3. greater openness to fulfilling our mission in the world. (?????? ???????? ?????? ??? ?????? ??????) 5. The Fundamental Question The current Synodal Process we are undertaking is guided by a fundamental question: How does this “journeying together" take place today on different levels (from the local level to the universal one), allowing the Church to proclaim the Gospel? and what steps is the Spirit inviting us to take in order to grow as a synodal Church? (PD, 2) 6. ???? ???????????? ????????????? (objectives) 1. to listen - threefold listening: as the entire People of God, to what the Holy Spirit is saying to the Church. Threefold listening: • by listening together to the Word of God in Scripture • by listening to the living Tradition of the Church • by listening to one another, and especially to those at the margins. 2. to inspire - to inspire people to dream about the Church we are called to be: ???????? ??????????? ????? ?????, ????????????? ?????, ???????? ???????, ????? ??????? ????? ??????? ??????????, ??????????????? ????????????, ?????????????? ????????, ????????? ???????????, ???????? ??????????? ???????, ??????? ???? ??????? ????????????? ??? ????????? ??????? ??????????? (PD, 32). 3. to live out in the third millennium - This journey together will call on us to renew our mentalities and our ecclesial structures in order to live out God’s call for the Church amid the present signs of the times. 4. to move towards a Church that is more fruitfully at the service of the coming of the kingdom of heaven. 7. Phases of Synodal Process The Experience on the Local Level - The purpose of the first phase of the synodal journey is to foster a broad consultation process in order to gather the wealth of the experiences of lived synodality. (???????? ??????????? ?????????? ????????? ????????? ???????????? ??????????? ?????????????? ??? ????? ?????? (consultation) ??????????? ?????????). Three Phases of the Synodal Process: - Diocesan - Continental - Universal 8. Importance of Diocesan Phase • This diocesan phase is an opportunity for parishes and dioceses to encounter, experience, and live out the synodal journey together, thus discovering or developing synodal tools and pathways that are best suited for their local context. • Much of the richness of this listening phase will come from discussions among parishes, lay movements, schools and universities, religious congregations, neighbourhood Christian communities, social action, ecumenical and inter-religious movements, and other groups. • this Synod not only expects responses that can assist the Assembly of the Synod of Bishops to be held in Rome in October 2023, but also desires to promote and develop the practice and experience of being Synodal in the course of the process and in the future moving forward. 9. Who can participate? • We see throughout the Gospels how Jesus reaches out to all. He does not only save people individually but as a people that he gathers together, as the one Shepherd of the entire flock (cf. John 10:16). The ministry of Jesus shows us that no one is excluded from God’s plan of salvation. The work of evangelization and the message of salvation cannot be understood without Jesus’ constant openness to the widest possible audience. • The Second Vatican Council highlights that “all human beings are called to the new people of God” (LG, 13). • In this light, the objective of this diocesan phase is to consult the People of God so that the Synodal Process is carried out through listening to all the baptized. By convoking this Synod, Pope Francis is inviting all the baptised to participate in this Synodal Process that begins at the diocesan level. Dioceses are called to keep in mind that the main subjects of this synodal experience are all the baptised. Special care should be taken to involve those persons who may risk being excluded: women, the handicapped, refugees, migrants, the elderly, people who live in poverty, Catholics who rarely or never practice their faith, etc. Creative means should also be found in order to involve children and youth. • The diocesan phase should begin by finding the most effective ways of achieving the widest participation possible. We must personally reach out to the peripheries, to those who have left the Church, those who rarely or never practice their faith, those who experience poverty or marginalization, refugees, the excluded, the voiceless, etc. • The Synodal Process is first and foremost a spiritual process. It is not a mechanical datagathering exercise or a series of meetings and debates. Synodal listening is oriented towards discernment. • Pope Francis characterizes the two interrelated goals of this process of listening: “to listen to God, so that with him we may hear the cry of his people. ????? ????????? ? ???????????? - ?????? (method) ? ???????? ??????? - ?????????? (aim) ? ????????? - ???? (path) 10. Avoiding Pitfalls • The temptation of wanting to lead ourselves instead of being led by God. • The temptation to focus on ourselves and our immediate concerns. • The temptation to only see 'problems'. • The temptation of focusing only on structures. • The temptation not to look beyond the visible confines of the Church. • The temptation to lose focus of the objectives of the Synodal Process. • The temptation of conflict and division. • The temptation to treat the Synod as a kind of a parliament. • The temptation to listen only to those who are already involved in Church activities. ????? ??????????????? ?????? ?????????????????? ??? ????????? 1. Roadmap - 5 phases Phase I - ????????? ?????? ?????? ?????????? - ???????? ?????? ????????????? ??????????? - ????? ?????? ?????? ?????????? ???????? ??????? ??????? ???????? 2021 Phase II - ???????? ??????? ???????????? ??????? 2021 ????? ????????? Phase III - ???????? ???????????? ??????? ?????????? ???????? 2021 ????? ??????? ????? 2022 ??????? ???? ??? Phase IV - Pre-synodal meeting (?????? ??????????? ???????) ??????? ???????????? ?????????? Phase V - ?????????????????, ??????????????????? ????????? ????????? ??????????? ?????? 10 ???? ?????? ???? ??? ???? ??????????????? ????? ??????????????? ??????? CCBI ?????????????? ????? 2022, 30??? ?????????? ?????????? 30 ????? 2022