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Offline Catholig

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Orthodox Doctrinal Development
« on: November 14, 2007, 01:05:54 AM »
Hello everyone,

Has any synod/council in the Orthodox Church defined anything infallibly since the Great Schism on par with the Immaculate Conception, or Papal Infallibility?

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Re: Orthodox Doctrinal Development
« Reply #1 on: November 14, 2007, 01:12:15 AM »
For reference - Orthodox Listing of Synods and Councils:

http://www.mb-soft.com/believe/txw/orthcoun.htm
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Re: Orthodox Doctrinal Development
« Reply #2 on: November 14, 2007, 01:25:28 AM »
I had a quick look at these, and it raised a few other questions about some of these councils, but I'm not sure if I should start another thread or not? Would the Moderators mind if I derail or move my thread on to a slightly different subject (i.e. questioning a few of the rulings of these councils and asking for explanations?)

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Re: Orthodox Doctrinal Development
« Reply #3 on: November 14, 2007, 02:38:46 AM »
No.  That's exactly the major difference with Orthodoxy, only an Ecumenical Synod can define doctrine.  The last Ecumenical Synod met in 787.  Even the Great and Holy Synod of the Orthodox Church, which has been in a planning phase since for the past -80- years, is not considering any doctrinal matters.
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Re: Orthodox Doctrinal Development
« Reply #4 on: November 14, 2007, 09:13:41 AM »
I had a quick look at these, and it raised a few other questions about some of these councils, but I'm not sure if I should start another thread or not? Would the Moderators mind if I derail or move my thread on to a slightly different subject (i.e. questioning a few of the rulings of these councils and asking for explanations?)

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Prefer you simply open a new thread for your new topic.
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