Moscow-Constantinople schism continues, "How can Patriarchs Theophilos and Irinej concelebrate the Divine Liturgy with Patriarch Kirill one day, and the next do it with the Ecumenical Patriarch and …More
Moscow-Constantinople schism continues, "How can Patriarchs Theophilos and Irinej concelebrate the Divine Liturgy with Patriarch Kirill one day, and the next do it with the Ecumenical Patriarch and both have canonical and sacramental validity"
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Gathering of Orthodox Churches in Jordan Highlights Indispensable Role of Ecumenical Patriarchate -…

This thoughtful article about the recent fraternal gathering of six local Orthodox churches in Amman sheds light on some of the key challenges and …
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They took Constantinople as that had political headship. Moscow enjoys political patronage now, as the blessing for Putinism, even though the rate of EO religious practice is still minimal.
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There's some unintentional humour: The Orthodox are objecting to the political primacy of the Moscow patriarchy just as they once did with Rome.

"the Ecumenical Patriarchate is irreplaceable and essential to the proper functioning of the One, Holy, Catholic and Apostolic Church."

Anybody else notice the One, Holy, Catholic and Apostolic Church has been doing just fine without these guys for …More
There's some unintentional humour: The Orthodox are objecting to the political primacy of the Moscow patriarchy just as they once did with Rome.

"the Ecumenical Patriarchate is irreplaceable and essential to the proper functioning of the One, Holy, Catholic and Apostolic Church."

Anybody else notice the One, Holy, Catholic and Apostolic Church has been doing just fine without these guys for over a thousand years already?

"As I have detailed elsewhere, most local Orthodox churches are happy to meet with and receive financial favour from Moscow, but are hesitant to align themselves too closely because they know from history that any perceived partnership will immediately cease if Moscow’s interests are threatened."

So most local Orthodox churches are happy with being paid political stooges for Moscow. And this admission is on an Orthodox site no less. Wow. So even at the level of the local church, the commitment is to Moscow first and Christ second.

They have a beautiful liturgy, gorgeous art, and worse problems than we do. Our priests and bishops take their orders from the corrupt Vatican in Rome. But at least the orders aren't coming from the ex-KGB officer who runs Russia.