I have noticed that the 4 Apostolic Patriarchates are on the internet quite often referred to as "Greek Orthodox Churches". I was wondering, what is the justification of this i.e. is there any official documentation for such naming?
And more importantly, does this mean that it is an example of philetism?
Thanks in advance for everyone who can answer!
Reason 1: During the Turkokratia, the Phanar in Constantinople exported ethnically Greek bishops to Jerusalem, the Balkans, Antioch, and Alexandria.
Reason 2: In Arabic, for example, these patriarchates are known as "Roman Orthodox" patriarchates, because they were under the domain of the Eastern Roman Empire and later the Empire of Nicea and Kingdom of Constantinople before the Turks conquered those territories.
In the West, because the Eastern Roman Empire is known as "the Greeks/the Byzantines", they are often called "Greek Orthodox Patriarchates" (I.E. in English).