OrthodoxChristianity.net
August 01, 2014, 06:15:28 AM *
Welcome, Guest. Please login or register.

Login with username, password and session length
News: Reminder: No political discussions in the public fora.  If you do not have access to the private Politics Forum, please send a PM to Fr. George.
 
   Home   Help Calendar Contact Treasury Tags Login Register  
Pages: 1   Go Down
  Print  
Author Topic: Stephen III  (Read 932 times) Average Rating: 0
0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.
samkim
High Elder
******
Offline Offline

Faith: Orthodox Christian
Jurisdiction: Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese of North America
Posts: 735



« on: December 15, 2009, 01:35:24 PM »

Was St. Stephen the Great of Moldavia EO (since he is venerated in our Church by Romanians), or RC? I ask because apparently he was awarded the title "Athleta Christi nobilis" (Noble Champion of the Faith) by Pope Sixtus IV. Is this title awarded to non-Catholic Christians as well?
Logged

주 예수 그리스도 하느님의 아들이시여 저 이 죄인을 불쌍히 여기소서.
ialmisry
There's nothing John of Damascus can't answer
Hypatos
*****************
Offline Offline

Faith: جامعي Arab confesssing the Orthodox Faith of the One, Holy, Catholic and Apostolic Church
Jurisdiction: Antioch (for now), but my heart belongs to Alexandria
Posts: 37,124



« Reply #1 on: December 15, 2009, 01:39:23 PM »

Was St. Stephen the Great of Moldavia EO (since he is venerated in our Church by Romanians), or RC? I ask because apparently he was awarded the title "Athleta Christi nobilis" (Noble Champion of the Faith) by Pope Sixtus IV. Is this title awarded to non-Catholic Christians as well?
Very definitely Orthodox.  Yes, the Vatican tried to claim him, and the saint complained of being stabbed in the back by his "Christian brothers" as he fought off the Turks.
Logged

Question a friend, perhaps he did not do it; but if he did anything so that he may do it no more.
A hasty quarrel kindles fire,
and urgent strife sheds blood.
If you blow on a spark, it will glow;
if you spit on it, it will be put out;
                           and both come out of your mouth
samkim
High Elder
******
Offline Offline

Faith: Orthodox Christian
Jurisdiction: Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese of North America
Posts: 735



« Reply #2 on: December 15, 2009, 01:40:50 PM »

Yes, the Vatican tried to claim him

But, how does that even happen? Isn't it clear that he was Orthodox?
Logged

주 예수 그리스도 하느님의 아들이시여 저 이 죄인을 불쌍히 여기소서.
Fr. George
formerly "Cleveland"
Administrator
Stratopedarches
*******
Offline Offline

Faith: Orthodox (Catholic) Christian
Jurisdiction: GOA - Metropolis of Pittsburgh
Posts: 19,980


May the Lord bless you and keep you always!


« Reply #3 on: December 15, 2009, 02:19:31 PM »

Yes, the Vatican tried to claim him

Isn't it clear that he was Orthodox?

Yes, but in the West they were still attempting to broker conversion for military help.
Logged

"The man who doesn't read good books has no advantage over the one who can't read them." Mark Twain
---------------------
Ordained on 17 & 18-Oct 2009. Please forgive me if earlier posts are poorly worded or incorrect in any way.
augustin717
Taxiarches
**********
Offline Offline

Faith: The other ROC
Posts: 5,625


Teaching on the mountain


« Reply #4 on: December 15, 2009, 03:07:26 PM »

He built over 40 churches and monasteries, all Orthodox.
Logged
Rosehip
Archon
********
Offline Offline

Faith: Eastern Orthodox
Posts: 2,760



« Reply #5 on: December 15, 2009, 03:32:27 PM »

i always understood he was Orthodox. and standing in one of the ancient churches built by him and still in use by the Orthodox faithful, was an honour i will never forget.
Logged

+ Our dear sister Martha (Rosehip) passed away on Dec 20, 2010.  May her memory be eternal! +
Tags: saints 
Pages: 1   Go Up
  Print  
 
Jump to:  

Powered by MySQL Powered by PHP Powered by SMF 1.1.18 | SMF © 2013, Simple Machines Valid XHTML 1.0! Valid CSS!
Page created in 0.045 seconds with 32 queries.