There is a lot of argument out there about whether the Orthodox Church or the Roman Catholic Church were founded over 2000 years ago...
I would like to pose a question,
Would it be unorthodox to say, that both Churches were founded 2000 years ago as one Church? Yet then clarify the Orthodox position by saying that the Romans split off and lost their right to claim succession from the original church?
Also, would it be wrong to say that the RCC came down from the Church of Rome over 1000 years ago, yet has significantly continued to depart from where it was pre-schism?
Disclaimer: I'm not arguing for or against this position, I really don't care either way, whatever the Church says, I'll go with. (though those few of us on this forum certainly are NOT the Church or representational of it) I believe the Orthodox Church IS the One, Holy Catholic and Apostolic Church, and that Rome has lost it's right to claim that title and to claim succession from the Apostles by it's schism. I am only posing this as a question.