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Please see these short statements by the Melkite and Ant. Orth. Churches here:
http://www.byzcath.org/index.php/resources-mainmenu-63/document-library-mainmenu-97/33-document-library/documents-of-the-byzantine-catholic-churches/2770-the-melkite-initiative-with-the-antiochian-orthodox-church

The Antiochians church says that fot the Melkite to have the same faith as the EOS it would need to stop accepting post schism RC councils as ecumenical for the whole church. Recognized ecumenical councils are seen by nature by the RCS and by many EOS as infallible. But the Non EO councils teach things EOS disagree with.
The Ant. Church does not accept intercommunion with Melkites at this point it says and it does not agree with having communion with Rome until the faith is lined up.

So to answer your question, the Ant. Orthodox and Orthodox do not agree with intercommunion with the RC communion at this point, because we do not agree all the teachings of councils you and the RCS call ecumenical after the Schism.

The Roman pope's follow up was diplomatic bc it said that you need the same beliefs to be in communion and the RCS and EOS do not have the same teachings. The Pope did not lay out in a raw form all that this entails. But it basically raises the question of what the melkites are doing in communion in Rome if they disagree with Rome's teachings of faith not just what you call politics.
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Non-Religious Topics / Re: Reason And Rationalism
« Last post by Onesimus on Today at 09:47:01 PM »
The Fathers (esp. The desert Fathers) define reason as something quite different than what they call "bare knowledge" or intellect.

The Scriptures differentiate between the two with the word gnosis and epignosis. 

Reason is the mind illumined by the healed and illumined heart and noetic faculty.   

Your definition seems to fit this well.   Intellectual thought is not reason.   True reason is a gift from God received as grace in sanctification.

It is important, I think in modernity, to say that reason is not simply an aspect of intellectual faculty.   The intellect must be directed, as you indicate, by the "renewal of our mind" be faith and grace.
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Prayer Forum / Re: Friend tried to kill himself
« Last post by JTLoganville on Today at 09:43:49 PM »
God, the author and giver of all life,
Who has created us in Your pure image:
We pray for your creature John,
who may not yet recognize that he is Your child,
and the bearer of Your likeness,
but who has despaired and thus despised Your gift of life.
Convert his heart,
and ours,
that we may more and more recognize that we bear the image and likeness
of Your only-Begotten Son with Whom You are blessed,
together with Your all-Holy and life giving Spirit,
now and always and urto Ages of Ages.
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Non-Religious Topics / Re: Reason And Rationalism
« Last post by lbrody on Today at 09:37:04 PM »
Has the original question been addessed at all?

Actually I never got the one liner. So here is my best attempt:

"The rational man, through the use of reason, when receptive to faith is able to battle against the powerful forces of imagination, resulting in a search for authentic truth; however, if not receptive to faith is helpless to the powerful forces of imagination, resulting in the irrational man--the sub-human man--who is controlled by various and innumerable, subtle lies."

-lbrody
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Prayer Forum / Re: Friend tried to kill himself
« Last post by IXOYE on Today at 09:35:06 PM »
Lord, have mercy!
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Other Topics / Re: That which divides
« Last post by TheMathematician on Today at 09:32:49 PM »


-apparently Ohio and Michigan people are unique in that we give the distance of place by time and not miles (something is one hour away, not 60 miles)

Not true. Buffalo and Western PA does this as well
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Faith Issues / Re: What to do when you can't stand determinate people?
« Last post by WPM on Today at 09:27:45 PM »
Still trying to understand.
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Prayer Forum / Re: Friend tried to kill himself
« Last post by minasoliman on Today at 09:23:36 PM »
Lord, have mercy!
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Prayer Forum / Re: Friend tried to kill himself
« Last post by Rhinosaur on Today at 09:09:37 PM »
Lord have mercy.
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Other Topics / Re: That which divides
« Last post by Ainnir on Today at 09:07:42 PM »
traffic circle = whoopdee doo   ;)  roundabout is my second favorite.  We don't have that many anyway. 
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