Silly questions don't result in long, heated replies.
But in your Christian zeal, Potshot Serge, you just can’t contain yourself.
No, I really am confused by the historical and current situation of the BCs and want to know the answer.
And IIRC, some BCs online ask the same kind of questions
First, reference the quote from where you got your 'completion-fulfilment' notion.
'The fulfilment or completion of EOxy' is my understanding, in my words, of what the Catholic Church has claimed about BCs - balanced out somewhat today by Vatican II and Balamand. Sources: some people online, such as Diane Kamer; writers such as Josyp Terelya (not a theologian but he's been published) and any number of tracts, etc. written about the subject until about 40 years ago.
Gee, Serge, do you think being a ‘liquidated’ church for so many years had something to do with it?
You just acknowledged the 'it', the problem, to which the question refers - obviously not the product of my febrile, fecund, obsessed imagination!
No, it doesn't, because the BCs weren't
'liquidated' throughout the 400 years of their history, and even when they were oppressed, it was local, not worldwide.
You don't need to be rich
to have an Orthodox-type monastery. AFAIK there were plenty of monasteries in Russia that weren't. (And in spite of occasional harassment by the tsars.) In Austria-Hungary? (No big bad Orthodox to blame there.) No rich ones, no poor ones. Again, why not?
A church doesn't have to be rich to canonize lots of saints either.
...the St. Gregory Palamas issue remains. And I think this is why the BCs have the same externals as the Orthodox but none of the blesssings. This is why the RCC could go from a mostly Orthodox (or if you prefer small o "orthodox) liturgy to complete liturgical devastation. The externals are there, but the heart isn't.
A little harsh but impressive. I'm not saying it's the
answer but it's a good try at actually answering the question. Thanks.
But the Catholic Church today accepts Palamism as a theological way and St Gregory Palamas as a saint.
Finally, Mr Thur's rage towards me just has me puzzled. He's Catholic. I like the Catholic Church. He's BC, proud of his ethnicity and against latinization. I know the Byzantine Rite and Slavonic, and agree that latinization was wrong. (Hence my question here.) I ask questions a lot like the online BC advance guard do. From what I can see he's not a theological liberal. I support conservative Catholics in the conservative vs. liberal war in the CC. I'd think a logical reaction would be 'Thanks'. Instead, I read this.
It's a puzzlement.