Double speak, like your communion's differing views on holy communion, the reception of converts, etc?
So you mean to tell me that if say, ROCOR did not accept converts from protestantism with Chrismation and Antioch does, that I, as a Chrismated Orthodox could not commune in a ROCOR Church? Or does each canonical Church accept and respect the decisions of another church? Should I use the OCA as an example?
Its canonicity is considered suspect, but the faithful are not considered suspect
Nor I dont really know of a Church that has a differing view on Holy Communion that is so radically different from another and they are still in communion. Of course I could be wrong, but I've not heard of it.
No less circular and convoluted than Byzantine theology. But I know you can see the difference between pastoral decisions and universal dogmatic teachings.
Absolutely there is a difference. But the problem is, with the stroke of a pen the definition can change and nobody can question it.
'Orthodox in Union with Rome'
Whatever makes them sleep better at night, I suppose.....