Then you disagree with your own Church, which if I understand correctly, anathematizes Leo of Rome and baptizes Catholics. Are you telling me that you disagree with your hierarchy and fathers?
I do not have a "church".
Do you have a 'church"?
If so; where did you get "yours"?
That's one of the big problems we all have. Too many of us are pre-occupied with the 'fraternal' , local, "church" of their heritage. So much is placed on this that people (maybe you are one) think or fail to realize that the One Holy Universal and Apostolic Church is NOT from their home town. IT is from Jerusalem in the east.
The Church is not 'from' Rome it came to Rome Via the Apostolic mission. It came to Rome, Greece, and the west as well as to Syria Armenia, Africa and the east. Actually it came to the east before the west.
But that's not important.
What is important is that "the Church" (which is my church) is the one that the Apostles sent out in accordance with The command of Christ. Christ placed the whole Church complete in the hands of the Holy Apostles. The Greeks added nothing, The Romans added nothing, The Bulgarians added nothing, Syria, Ethiopia, Egypt, Armenia, Georgia, OCA, whoever from where ever has added NOTHING. All glory is to God through the power of the Holy Spirit.
God is in His Kingdom we are not in any kingdom. Christ is in His Kingdom, we are not in any Kingdom. God and Christ are One and thus the Kingdoms to come is unified ....ONE. We are not in any kingdom at all. So who is to say they have a church. WE pray "thy KIngdom come".....
Thats where we are trying to get into. Or maybe we are happy being members of our esteemed local church hear on earth.
The Holy Church is not a decision made or not made in Byzantium or Constantinople. It is not a decree of a great and Holy apostolic synod. The Church IS the Holy Body and blood of the crucified and resurrected and ascended Christ. It begins and ends there.
All we have is Christs mercy and compassion which he commanded us to give like wise to each other.
As believers can we do that for His Holy names sake?
If we can then we are His Children.... Romans, Ethiopians, Bulgarians, Russians etc.
The Lord says a house divided WILL NOT stand. That to me means the whole house will fall not just the part that is separated from the whole. We have to love our RC brothers and they us. WE have to struggle to get the protestants back home as well as all the other "denominations". But first we have to love each other. EO and OO must be unified. We can't say "well that is them; I am safe in the true church with everything all good".
Lets stop kidding ourselves.
You and your "church" needs the mercy of Christ. No amount of Vestments, or Holy Icons or prayers or retinues of clergy or huge church buildings will ever change that.
Christ is All in All. He is my (our) master and I am humbled by His Glory. His Church is "the Church" that I am in and will leave this world in if with His help.
I love the Church fathers they are the Sheppard's of the flock. The fathers teach that the flock belongs not to the Sheppard but to his master.
What my Holy fathers say I follow.
And just like my holy fathers I rely on Gods guidance in all things. His mercy is my means of survival.
We have to love one another.
There is no other choice.