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Eastern and Oriental Orthodox
24-04-2007, 07:49 AM
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Eastern and Oriental Orthodox
Much recent discussion has focussed, either directly or indirectly, on what ?they? (the Eastern or Byzantine Orthodox) say about ?us? (the Oriental Orthodox) and how misunderstood ?we? seem to be.

Perhaps a useful discussion might be undertaken on what assertions are made or questions are asked about the Oriental Orthodox, and what responses might be appropriate (and accurate)? This could even provide the basis for a draft work of explanation.

So: let me begin with some of the questions I have often been asked, and encourage others to offer possible answers:

1. Why don?t the Oriental Orthodox accept the Seven Ecumenical Councils?
2. Which of the Ecumenical and other Councils do the Oriental Orthodox accept, and why?
3. Everyone (!!) says the Oriental Orthodox are Monophysite: is that true? if not, why is it so commonly claimed?
4. Why don?t the Oriental Orthodox accept the Primacy of honour of the Patriarch of Constantinople?
5. Do the Oriental Orthodox accept the validity of the Sacraments of the Eastern Orthodox Churches? Do the Eastern Orthodox Churches accept the validity of the Sacraments of the Oriental Orthodox?

Fr Gregory
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Messages In This Thread
Eastern and Oriental Orthodox - Fr Gregory - 24-04-2007 07:49 AM
[] - Solly - 24-04-2007, 07:57 AM
Eastern and Oriental - John Charmley - 26-04-2007, 05:33 PM
[] - AndrewY - 12-07-2007, 12:45 PM
EO and OO - John Charmley - 12-07-2007, 02:27 PM
Saints - John Charmley - 14-07-2007, 04:25 PM
[] - Fr Gregory - 15-07-2007, 06:52 AM
Eastern and Oriental - John Charmley - 15-07-2007, 08:31 AM



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