« Last post by mcarmichael on Yesterday at 11:45:07 PM »
I'm surprised nobody mentioned Elijah, and his disciples.
Yes, the Pope is mentioned during the litanies.
Do the Melkites commemorate HH John X of Antioch in the litanies?
That is a good question. Why are Melkites, whose theology does not agree with Rome, in communion with them? Maybe to the Melkite Bishop of Antioch, communion doesn't necessarily mean in theological agreement. Maybe it means "hey we may theological and traditional differences but we can still be friends"?They may answer that way.
Please see these short statements by the Melkite and Ant. Orth. Churches here:
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.
Has the original question been addessed at all?