In nomine Iesu I offer you peace GreekisChristian,
So would you say it would be 'much safer' to be Greek Orthodox than say OCA in America?
As much as I would like to use this opportunity to strike a blow against the Metropolia (OCA) in favour of the Greeks, I shall refrain
No, I wouldn't say it is safer to be a member of one church or the other, from a canonical perspective the Metropolia is in a 'less safe' position, but this really ought not be a concern when looking for a Church since through the maintaining of several fictitious relationships as valid the Canonicity of the Metropolia has been preserved. However, if there ever was a break in the relationship between the Metropolia and the Patriarchate of Moscow and communion was broken, the Metropolia would be in Schism and it would be the responsibility of the faithful of said jurisdiction to go elsewhere.
Just what Orthodoxy needs, a good Schism to accomplish what the Communists could not.
I don't really think that the Church in America is significant enough for a localized schism to have any real impact on the Church, we're still too small.
Pay no attention to GiC here, francis! He's being his usual inflammatory self!
Hey, I don't think I've said anything that isn't true. Unless you know something that I don't and the Patriarch has done a 180 on the issue of the Diaspora.
While the OCA is not officially recognized as autocephalous by most Orthodox Churches, in reality it is still in communion with them as part of SCOBA; and thereby enjoys tacit acceptance in many ways.
And what exactly does SCOBA have to do with Canonicity, or any other ecclesiastical decision for that matter, other than the 'C' in the name?