Some Eastern Orthodox Christians believe your Church is not a true Church.
What an unfortunate, fact indeed.
Lets us all pray for this kind of person (persons) who are bent on pompus dreams of purity and perfection deluding themselves blind in the midst of their own stubborn and unkind hearts which yearns not for unity, peace and love which are the true fruit of the faith of the fathers and Christ Holy Church; but instead run desperately toward distinction, aggrandizement, classification and pontifical aspirations AND hold on to a sense or real presence of being "virgin", untouched...."Christ true Church", "Gods true people".
These are the desires that appeal to man and are the fruit of men.....NOT God!
God loves the humble who forgives without grumbling or remembering his brothers sins.
God has His eye on the man who will not speak ill or guile nor rebuke without cause.
God has His eye on the man who will give his life for his friend.
It is these attributes and desires that are the true nature of Gods people and by thus are the fruit of God found in man. Without these man is fruitless.
The true Church of Christ IS ONE and the holy fathers teach this.
The meer nature of the idea that we can even propose that Christ Church is EO and OO is a heresy in the face of the true unity Christ established which is the One Holy, Universal and Apostolic Church.
Christ did not make His Church EO and OO. Man did that with his arrogant pontifications and explosive sense of BEING holy and rightious....along side having poor manners, a nature unforgivingness, and lack of compassion which is a concoction of absolute recklessness. The Church suffers to this day from this. To me if either side was ever right that "right" would have enveloped the other NOT make two seperate entities. Truth consumes like light entering darkness; NOT divide.
Division is a sign that truth is NOT present.
What is present in any division is chaos which is the product of confusion and disagreement.
And God does not exist in chaos. It does not matter what is right or wrong in the situation.
And we are ALL going to pay for it no matter which side is right. Since both sides are wrong
and are in rebellion against the teachings of God which says: "ABOVE ALL THINGS FIRST LOVE ONE ANOTHER". WE are all failing to see what we must do
to be Gods people.
WE have all digressed.
WE are like the Jews of old.
The EO's you speak of I have heard from this type. I do not consider all EO's the same. Their are some OO with this upside down thinking as well.
Let us pray for them and for each other since if WE do not solve this delima I am certain that there will be no winners in the end just as trhere are NO winner right now.
WE are all in the same boat.
Sadly; I know that there are EO's and OO's that may not agree with this fact.
I am for unity.
I see Orthodox as Orthodox. NO EO or OO.