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Do EOs recognize OO orders?
« on: January 21, 2011, 11:08:11 PM »
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I saw a thread asking if OOs recognize EO orders. I wanted to check the opposite. Do EOs recognize OO orders? Do Catholics recognize them-I am thinking they do.

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Re: Do EOs recognize OO orders?
« Reply #1 on: January 22, 2011, 05:29:03 AM »
What do you mean by 'recognize'?
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Re: Do EOs recognize OO orders?
« Reply #2 on: January 22, 2011, 02:51:31 PM »
Are you asking whether the EO recognize a "sacramental grace" of priests and bishops in the Oriental churches much in the same way Catholics say they recognize the "validity" of EO ordinations of priests and bishops?
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Re: Do EOs recognize OO orders?
« Reply #3 on: January 22, 2011, 03:00:57 PM »
The discussion in the OO forum is centered around the OO receiving EO priests as priests, and not "re-ordaining" them. I believe the OP is asking whether or not that is practiced by the EO.

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Re: Do EOs recognize OO orders?
« Reply #4 on: January 22, 2011, 04:12:39 PM »
You are right, Benjamin.
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Re: Do EOs recognize OO orders?
« Reply #5 on: January 22, 2011, 04:40:00 PM »
As Metropolitan Kallistos Ware wrote accepting schismatic clergy without ordaining does not mean that their orders are seen as valid but that empty forms of their sacraments are filled up while receiving other sacraments (for example Roman Catholic baptism and chrismation are filled up with confession and Communion).

The answer would be: no, the EOC does not recognize OO orders as valid but I can imagine there are jurisdictions who would not ordain converting OO priest 'for a second time'.
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Re: Do EOs recognize OO orders?
« Reply #6 on: January 26, 2011, 02:00:48 AM »
As Metropolitan Kallistos Ware wrote accepting schismatic clergy without ordaining does not mean that their orders are seen as valid but that empty forms of their sacraments are filled up while receiving other sacraments (for example Roman Catholic baptism and chrismation are filled up with confession and Communion).

The answer would be: no, the EOC does not recognize OO orders as valid but I can imagine there are jurisdictions who would not ordain converting OO priest 'for a second time'.

Good answer. And I think it would be the one I would like to apply for the vice-versa.
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