If you're asking your fellow Orthodox whether I'm subject to the authority of Orthodox bishops, you will presumably get a different answer.
True, but that answer will not be that you are subject to their authority.
You may have heard it quoted on this forum that we Orthodox can only say where the Church is
, we cannot say where it is not
. Therefore, our Bishops have no right to claim jurisdiction over anyone who does not wish to be part of the Church. It would be presumptuous and vainglorious in the extreme for a Bishop- any
Bishop, to claim jurisdiction over anyone who does not willingly subject to their authority. Any Bishop who claims such authority would be doing exactly what King Canute the Great
sought to disprove by commanding the tide not to come in.
So while I accept that you
are subject to the authority of the Pope by virtue of your personal allegience- you cannot impose his authority on those who refuse to submit to him. You can claim that he has such "authority" until the cows come home, it doesn't make one iota of difference. It is an empty claim.