Christ is Risen!
Hey everyone! Some of you may remember me. I joined a while back, I think in November.
Well I'm back, and I have a question, regarding the possibility of the Orthodox Church ever having an Ecumenical Council. I have asked this question of different Orthodox priests and I have gotten a bunch of different answers, but all fit into one of the three listed below:
1) No, the Orthodox Church cannot, because the Ecumenical Council era has passed.
2) No, the Orthodox Church cannot, because it would be too difficult in this modern world.
3) Yes, the Orthodox Church can, because it is the true Church, and it is a living one.
I don't mean to be rude, but from a Catholic's point of view, it seems that Orthodoxy has been dead in the water for some 1000 years. And it seems logical that Orthodoxy hasn't and won't call another Ecumenical Council, because Orthodoxy has no authority to do so, like a Pope, or an Emperor.
It seems as if there is no offical opinion within Orthodoxy about the chance of the Orthodox having an 8th Ecumenical Council. I am wondering your opinions, and if there is any book on this topic.
And plase pray for me, as I am still searching for truth, and still torn between east and west!