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Offline JR

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Isn't the Armenian Church Orthodox?
« on: December 30, 2011, 07:43:28 AM »
Isn't the Armenian Church Orthodox?

If it is, isn't it the same church as the Greek Orthodox?

If it is the same, why do they fight each other in Jerusalem?

and why is there 2 Orthodoxy presence there?

Please excuse my ignorance here, I am Just wondering !
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Re: Isn't the Armenian Church Orthodox?
« Reply #1 on: December 30, 2011, 08:10:42 AM »
Yes, the Armenian Orthodox Chuch is Orthodox and has always been.

There are two Orthodox presences in Jerusalem (many more of course) because it is such an important place to so many local Orthodox Churches.

Everyone wants to be there.

If they are the same why do they fight? Why do Orthodox fight each other in so many places, taking each other to court, coming to blows even at funerals, throwing each other out of churches, even digging up the departed?
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Re: Isn't the Armenian Church Orthodox?
« Reply #2 on: December 30, 2011, 08:40:17 AM »
It's Oriental Orthodox but not Eastern Orthodox. The schism occured after the Council of Chalcedon.
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Re: Isn't the Armenian Church Orthodox?
« Reply #3 on: December 30, 2011, 08:50:22 AM »
And the fights in the Holy Land are often due to rights of each church, which are defined by an old Ottoman settlement from the 19th century. Prior to that, things were actually worse. The Crimean War began over claims to holy sites in Jerusalem.
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Re: Isn't the Armenian Church Orthodox?
« Reply #4 on: December 30, 2011, 09:11:39 AM »
I watched a program last night about Jerusalem and it mentioned The Crimean War, and the history behind it all.

I did not know that there was much of a difference between the OO and the EO apart from some schism that happened along the way.

As holy men I thought they would live in peace, rather than fight over a piece of land that is holy and show reverence to it.
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Re: Isn't the Armenian Church Orthodox?
« Reply #5 on: December 30, 2011, 09:47:41 AM »
Thread locked because I think nothing more can be written
here.
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