St. Andrew House Discussion Forum
[ Post a Response | St. Andrew House Discussion Forum ]
"We have concluded that when the principle of phyletism (i.e. ecclesiastical nationalism) is juxtaposed with the teaching of the Gospel and the constant practice of the Church, it is not only foreign to it, but also completely opposed, to it. We decree the following in the Holy Spirit: 1. We reject and condemn racial division, that is, racial differences, national quarrels and disagreements in the Church of Christ, as being contrary to the teaching of the Gospel and the holy canons of our blessed fathers, on which the holy Church is established and which adorn human society and lead it to Divine piety. 2. In accordance with the holy canons, we proclaim that those who accept such division according to races and who dare to base on it hitherto unheard-of racial assemblies are foreign to the One, Holy, Catholic and Apostolic Church and are real schismatics."
Re: UNIVERSAL, GEOGRAPHIC, ECCLESIASTIC, JURISDICTION Is Such A Concept Orthodox?
Posted by Dean Calvert on 1/14/2011, 3:10 pm, in reply to "Re: UNIVERSAL, GEOGRAPHIC, ECCLESIASTIC, JURISDICTION Is Such A Concept Orthodox?"
Hi Al, |
As usual...fascinating analysis.
but I think your analysis needs to ask the question: Three different ethnicities, and three different results? Why the difference?
To be honest, I think George's term "Turkocratia" could very well explain two of the three.
But the question remains: Why the difference in outlooks?
I'd love to hear answers, or even speculation about the answers to that question.