Statement on the BEM Document

The BEM Document (Baptism, Eucharist and Ministry) is a text adopted by the Faith and Order Commission of the World Council of Churches at its plenary commission meeting in Lima, Peru in 1982. The Document explores the growing agreement and remaining differences in fundamental areas of the churches’ faith and life. It is the most widely distributed and studied ecumenical document and has been the basis for many mutual recognition agreements among churches.


The Catholic Apostolic Church of Antioch endorses the BEM Document and will be led by the spirit of the Document in all our ecumenical activities.