Hi everyone Im a new member, my name is Giorgi, I'm 19 years old and of Georgian Orthodox faith. Growing up I have always been notified of nations which share my faith such as Greece, Russia, Serbia etc. but when I found out many Ethiopians, Syrians, Egyptians etc. (non-european countries) were also orthodox i started wondering why I never heard about them. Later I discoverd that we kind of split over an ecumenical council which was about Jesus being fully god and fully man (their belief) and we believe that god and man are seperate but coexist together. Now here is my issue, I don't understand why we split over this kind of arguement, as far as I'm concerned it is important we learn from jesus, thrive to be like him, conduct our prayers the proper way and do not let other elements which aren't part of gods teaching interfere with our religion. Now I learned they share all this with us. naturally when two churches split it means little to no communication, over time, this of course gives way differences in culture and it becomes harder to relate to one another. To me its like this, if two brothers stop talking over one difference, after 10 years they'll have hundreds of differences, now in this world where there is so many problems and schisms, why are we not uniting with our brothers before we are too different from them to do so. Having orthodox christians in these countries is such a blessing, it can broaden our faith and unity to different cultures.
Anyway what do you guys think, should we unite and if so how can we come to a comprimise? after all the orientals arent some sect, they've been there all along and maybe im wrong but to me this ecumenical council doesn't make much difference.