The documents in this dossier have been collected as reference materials to assist the work of the Special Commission on Orthodox Participation in the WCC. They are only a selection from a vast number of related texts. While they are for the most part chronologically ordered, they are not to be seen as a comprehensive documentary history of the relationship of the Orthodox churches to the WCC.
Furthermore, the question could easily arise as to why, if the concerns being addressed by the Special Commission are being seen as running across confessional lines, the origin and focus of these texts lies with the Orthodox churches. Here one may recall that while each of the concerns raised by the Orthodox can find echoes among other confessions, the Orthodox have consistently expressed all of them. Also, and for that very reason, the initiative for the Special Commission came from the Orthodox churches.
The following can additionally be recommended as useful resources:
WCC Mixed Staff Group on the Special Commission.