I would title the church the Orthodox Church of North America. It would need to be a church for the whole North American continent (Canada, U.S., and Mexico).
That's nice. But what has that got to do with the fact that you and ialmisry hold that the Roman Catholics are the only true heirs and continuation of the Church of the Ecumenical Councils?
How do you figure that last question/statement? Please explain yourself.
Guess you should have done some research first, hey?
She's not alone.
Who convened the First Oecumenical Council Tamara? Was it St. Constantine the Great who established Constantinople, the New Rome?
A Proto-Romanian (a Latin speaker from the Balkans). What about him?
The Armenians were at Nicea, and the Syriacs too. They weren't Roman, but they remained Christian. Just ask Salpy.
Yes, that's right.
And what did he call all the Christian subjects of the Empire? "Romans"- thats right.
Yes. And the pagan ones, and the Arian ones, and the Jewish and Samarian ones too.
The Emperor Caracalla was the one who made all the subjects of the Empire "Romans," by extending citizenship (Constitutio Antoniniana, it was a tax ploy). Btw, he was almost all Semite: his paternal grandfather was Punic and Berber, his mother from a dynasty of Arab King-Priests from Syria incorporated into the senatorial class. His paternal grandmother was Italic. The dynasty, btw were the ones who tried to coopt Christmas for their ancestral Sun cult.
The Emperor Theodosios was the one who made Orthodox Christianity the state Creed. The Jews (and I think the Samaritans) still remained citizen and Romans though.
Btw, the Roman emperor who celebrated the millenium of the city was Philip the Arab, according to the sources the first Christian emperor, but in secret.
And which Empire held all of the Seven Oecumenical Councils? The Roman Empire.
Not everyone at them were in the Empire. But they were all Orthodox Christians.
Thus, the Church of the Seven Oecumenical Councils is the Roman Church. That is why you guys called yourself "Rum" and we call ourselves "Romioi" for centuries, even after the fall of New Rome to the Ottomans, and it means the same thing- "Roman", that is, a Faithful member of the Roman Church- not just a citizen of the Roman Empire.
I thought you were the one who abhorred mixing Church and state. Autocephaly is an economia, etc.
So is that how this guy got called "Rumi?" (the only Turk worth something).http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/8/8b/Rumi-enlarge.jpghttps://www.littletoncoin.com/LCC/html/images/5102-wc.jpg
I guess that's Roman on the coins. I guess that's how the Ottoman became Keysar-i Rum "Caesar of Rome" in 1453. Render unto Caesar....
After the Great Schism, Old Rome began to claim that it alone was the true "Roman Church" of the Oecumenical Councils and that we were schismatics. Hence, the entire history of New Rome was completely forgotten, as though all the Oecumenical Councils were held under Old Rome, and thus the Church of Old Rome was the "Roman Catholic Church".
And you agree with this.
You miss something?
The Romanian Church is.
In the fifteenth century a patriarch of Constantinople (I'm certain Isa will have me culling my library for exactly which
No need. It was EP Joasaph II. But it was the sixteenth century. And the czar was his royal protector.http://eprints.ucl.ac.uk/12898/1/12898.pdf