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(Vatican Radio) At the conclusion of the Mass to celebrate the anniversary of the opening of the Second Vatican Council, the Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew I of Constantinople addressed Pope Benedict XVI and the Bishops and Faithful gathered in St. Peter’s Square...

Kosher or not?
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« Reply #1 on: October 11, 2012, 09:43:34 AM »

I think it is. Don't see any problem there and it is good brotherly diplomacy to greet someone in an important anniversary. This is not the kind of document for deeper theological debate, only a card with "Happy birthday, hope you have an awesome year, let's hang some day." Smiley
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« Reply #2 on: October 11, 2012, 10:10:18 AM »

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« Reply #3 on: October 11, 2012, 10:27:59 AM »

The Patriarch's words are irenic and full of grace, love and wisdom and without compromise to our Orthodoxy. A special 'Axios' to him for his courage in saying what he said since no doubt the naysayers, haters and anti's will fill the net and their pulpits with their usual stuff in response.
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« Reply #4 on: October 11, 2012, 12:38:42 PM »

Well Vatican II was terrible, at least he didn't endorse it nor the Roman Church's heretical innovations. I think he should quit trying for reunion with the Roman Church and start worrying about his own jurisdiction. The Roman Church has a really long way to go before it will be reunited with us, and I don't see it happening in a very long time if ever. We need better relations but we need to focus on ourselves and converting others to the faith.
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« Reply #5 on: October 11, 2012, 12:51:15 PM »

Well Vatican II was terrible, at least he didn't endorse it nor the Roman Church's heretical innovations. I think he should quit trying for reunion with the Roman Church and start worrying about his own jurisdiction. The Roman Church has a really long way to go before it will be reunited with us, and I don't see it happening in a very long time if ever. We need better relations but we need to focus on ourselves and converting others to the faith.

That's very true. And Christian. We must solve the jurisdictional issues, specially having an agreed approach (not necessarily common) on growth in the non-Orthodox world. I also would be glad to see the formal acceptance of the 8th and 9th Ecumenical Councils as well as formal reception of later pan-Orthodox documents.
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« Reply #6 on: October 11, 2012, 01:16:49 PM »

Well Vatican II was terrible, at least he didn't endorse it nor the Roman Church's heretical innovations. I think he should quit trying for reunion with the Roman Church and start worrying about his own jurisdiction. The Roman Church has a really long way to go before it will be reunited with us, and I don't see it happening in a very long time if ever. We need better relations but we need to focus on ourselves and converting others to the faith.

That's very true. And Christian. We must solve the jurisdictional issues, specially having an agreed approach (not necessarily common) on growth in the non-Orthodox world. I also would be glad to see the formal acceptance of the 8th and 9th Ecumenical Councils as well as formal reception of later pan-Orthodox documents.

I will say though, when I meant his jurisdiction, I meant Turkey and parts of Greece. He has just as much missionary work to do as we do in the Americas.
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« Reply #7 on: October 11, 2012, 01:19:12 PM »

I also would be glad to see the formal acceptance of the 8th and 9th Ecumenical Councils

What would that change? Besides, 7 is great as a symbolical number.
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« Reply #8 on: October 11, 2012, 01:47:22 PM »

I also would be glad to see the formal acceptance of the 8th and 9th Ecumenical Councils

What would that change? Besides, 7 is great as a symbolical number.
So are 8, 12 and many other numbers, lol!

We have 7 Ecumenical Councils, and certainly the so-called 8th and 9th are ecumenical and represent the Orthodox faith. They are also universally accepted in our church, but I don't necessarily see the need to call them Ecumenical Councils on the level of the 7.
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« Reply #9 on: October 11, 2012, 01:59:56 PM »

I think it is necessary because it's true. Smiley Plus the acceptance by the Church has always been crowned by a formal acceptance in a Council. Those 2 have been through the first phase, but when will we formalize it with another council?

Another thing that I notice is that this kind of gathering took decades or even centuries to happen and that certainly had to do with the difficulties for travelling at that time. In our days, the Pan-Orthodox Synod could gather officially every ten years. Not all of these synods would have the impact of an Ecumenical Synod but they would be able to tackle things before they become major issues.

I also would be glad to see the formal acceptance of the 8th and 9th Ecumenical Councils

What would that change? Besides, 7 is great as a symbolical number.
So are 8, 12 and many other numbers, lol!

We have 7 Ecumenical Councils, and certainly the so-called 8th and 9th are ecumenical and represent the Orthodox faith. They are also universally accepted in our church, but I don't necessarily see the need to call them Ecumenical Councils on the level of the 7.


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« Reply #10 on: October 11, 2012, 02:03:33 PM »

I think it is necessary because it's true. Smiley Plus the acceptance by the Church has always been crowned by a formal acceptance in a Council. Those 2 have been through the first phase, but when will we formalize it with another council?

Another thing that I notice is that this kind of gathering took decades or even centuries to happen and that certainly had to do with the difficulties for travelling at that time. In our days, the Pan-Orthodox Synod could gather officially every ten years. Not all of these synods would have the impact of an Ecumenical Synod but they would be able to tackle things before they become major issues.

I also would be glad to see the formal acceptance of the 8th and 9th Ecumenical Councils

What would that change? Besides, 7 is great as a symbolical number.
So are 8, 12 and many other numbers, lol!

We have 7 Ecumenical Councils, and certainly the so-called 8th and 9th are ecumenical and represent the Orthodox faith. They are also universally accepted in our church, but I don't necessarily see the need to call them Ecumenical Councils on the level of the 7.


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We've had dozens of universally accepted councils since the 7th was completed. Even the upcoming council won't be called Ecumenical (I think people are wrong in calling it one), even if it is universally accepted.
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« Reply #11 on: October 11, 2012, 02:07:33 PM »

What makes an Ecumenical Council as the name expresses, is that it represents the whole oecumene. In the time of the councils, it meant the empire. Therefore, the 8th and 9th are ecumenical because they happened while the oecumene - the social world of the empire - still existed. The ones afterwards can properly be called Pan-Orthodox, which does not make them lesser than the Ecumenical ones.

I think it is necessary because it's true. Smiley Plus the acceptance by the Church has always been crowned by a formal acceptance in a Council. Those 2 have been through the first phase, but when will we formalize it with another council?

Another thing that I notice is that this kind of gathering took decades or even centuries to happen and that certainly had to do with the difficulties for travelling at that time. In our days, the Pan-Orthodox Synod could gather officially every ten years. Not all of these synods would have the impact of an Ecumenical Synod but they would be able to tackle things before they become major issues.

I also would be glad to see the formal acceptance of the 8th and 9th Ecumenical Councils

What would that change? Besides, 7 is great as a symbolical number.
So are 8, 12 and many other numbers, lol!

We have 7 Ecumenical Councils, and certainly the so-called 8th and 9th are ecumenical and represent the Orthodox faith. They are also universally accepted in our church, but I don't necessarily see the need to call them Ecumenical Councils on the level of the 7.


Like the

We've had dozens of universally accepted councils since the 7th was completed. Even the upcoming council won't be called Ecumenical (I think people are wrong in calling it one), even if it is universally accepted.
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« Reply #12 on: October 11, 2012, 02:30:54 PM »

Well Vatican II was terrible, at least he didn't endorse it nor the Roman Church's heretical innovations. I think he should quit trying for reunion with the Roman Church and start worrying about his own jurisdiction. The Roman Church has a really long way to go before it will be reunited with us, and I don't see it happening in a very long time if ever. We need better relations but we need to focus on ourselves and converting others to the faith.

How was Vatican II terrible, considering nobody was anathemized by it? (Or is that the problem?)

One thing I will agree on is there is a larger abyss between us than anyone thinks. Vatican I says all this: (source: http://www.ewtn.com/library/COUNCILS/V1.HTM)

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So then, should anyone, which God forbid, have the temerity to reject this definition of ours: let him be anathema.
If I am not mistaken the Orthodox reject all that?

Furthermore, there are pan-Orthodox and/or ecumenical (yours not ours) councils that anathemize all those who profess the double procession of the Spirit from the Father and Son as from one principle, as we do, as well as all the Papal primacy dogmas above, correct? And I am sure there are other errors of ours that your councils have anathemized as well, purgatory and indulgences and others that I may be ignorant of.

If so, there can be no chance of union unless somebody starts renouncing some errors, no matter how much "friendly dialogue" there is. And we may not have another 1000 years to do so.
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« Reply #13 on: October 11, 2012, 02:49:32 PM »

Now that I've read the anathemas of VI it only reinforces my belief that the Great Schism will never be mended.
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If I am not mistaken the Orthodox reject all that?

If so, there can be no chance of union unless somebody starts renouncing some errors, no matter how much "friendly dialogue" there is. And we may not have another 1000 years to do so.

You are correct on all counts.

Anyone who thinks we're on the verge of a reunion is crazy. We're in an era of good feelings (and Christian charity is a good thing to share), but feelings is all the deeper it goes.
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« Reply #15 on: October 11, 2012, 03:30:09 PM »

Dear Benny,

Greetings on the anniversary of Vatican II.  Thanks to that Great Council of your Church and its fruits, our parishes are full of people running away from liturgical dancing, Protestant hymns, and heretic homilies based on popularized ideologies from Protestant and Evangelical preachers.  Keep up the good work, maybe one day you will come running back to us too.

Your friend and hopefully Second Among Equals (wink, wink),

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If I am not mistaken the Orthodox reject all that?

If so, there can be no chance of union unless somebody starts renouncing some errors, no matter how much "friendly dialogue" there is. And we may not have another 1000 years to do so.

You are correct on all counts.

Anyone who thinks we're on the verge of a reunion is crazy. We're in an era of good feelings (and Christian charity is a good thing to share), but feelings is all the deeper it goes.

I think we do need to let go of the hatred and resentment that resulted from a thousand years of persecution and fighting between ourselves. But reunion is probably at least another 1,000 or 2,000 years away (it would take a lot for the Roman Church to come back).
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« Reply #17 on: October 11, 2012, 06:40:51 PM »

Why is the Ecumenical Patriarch congratulating the Roman Catholics for Vatican II? It implies that Vatican II is a good thing. It brings great pain to hear a Patriarch congratulating heretical councils... what has the Church come to?
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I think we do need to let go of the hatred and resentment that resulted from a thousand years of persecution and fighting between ourselves. But reunion is probably at least another 1,000 or 2,000 years away (it would take a lot for the Roman Church to come back).

Here is the thing, I see a lot of people today attracted to Orthodoxy. A lot of RCs won't consider it because they will have to leave the Catholic Church.  Vatican II called for ECs to regain their traditions.  If the ECs can become as close to Orthodoxy as possible, it may attract more RCs to become ECs.  If there are more ECs who study Orthodox theology and live the Orthodox praxis than there are RCs, the RCs will then relent and admit their mistakes.

An Orthodox priest told me it is impossible for the ECs to be Orthodox because of their communion with Rome.  But I thought, can't it also go the other way around?  If the ECs can be Orthodox, can't their communion with Rome eventually get Rome back to Orthodoxy?

Vatican II, it will go down in history as one of the great Ecumenical Councils.  The problems of the RC Church today is just the birth pangs as the Latins "Easternize" and become more Orthodox.  The process has actually begun.
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« Reply #19 on: October 12, 2012, 01:29:20 AM »

Vatican II can't ever be an Ecumenical Council, maybe only in the Roman Churh.

Sadly the Popes haven't been interested in looking East, they've been more open to dialogue and have attended our services, but they've also done so with many other faiths. The last two Popes haven't been more conservative, but more liberal. You can't recognize the validity of Orthodoy and kiss a Quran at the same time.
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Vatican II can't ever be an Ecumenical Council, maybe only in the Roman Churh.

Sadly the Popes haven't been interested in looking East, they've been more open to dialogue and have attended our services, but they've also done so with many other faiths. The last two Popes haven't been more conservative, but more liberal. You can't recognize the validity of Orthodoy and kiss a Quran at the same time.

Pope John Paul II's Theology of the Body has introduced Theosis to the Latin audience.  Once that teaching propagates the Latins will be one step more Orthodox.  It is a long journey, don't expect anything to be resolved during our lifetime.  But I believe this is the start of a slow but steady process.  The rise of the ECs in the Catholic consciousness will also introduce many of the Orthodox beliefs into mainline Catholics of the West.
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Vatican II can't ever be an Ecumenical Council, maybe only in the Roman Churh.

Sadly the Popes haven't been interested in looking East, they've been more open to dialogue and have attended our services, but they've also done so with many other faiths. The last two Popes haven't been more conservative, but more liberal. You can't recognize the validity of Orthodoy and kiss a Quran at the same time.

Pope John Paul II's Theology of the Body has introduced Theosis to the Latin audience.  Once that teaching propagates the Latins will be one step more Orthodox.  It is a long journey, don't expect anything to be resolved during our lifetime.  But I believe this is the start of a slow but steady process.  The rise of the ECs in the Catholic consciousness will also introduce many of the Orthodox beliefs into mainline Catholics of the West.

I do not see how this brings them any closer to Orthodoxy when at the same time they are even more receptive of heathen and heretical views. Also, how could it ever be possible for the Roman Catholics to ever say that they were wrong about Papal infallability and all of its "fruits"? It will never happen.
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Vatican II can't ever be an Ecumenical Council, maybe only in the Roman Churh.

Sadly the Popes haven't been interested in looking East, they've been more open to dialogue and have attended our services, but they've also done so with many other faiths. The last two Popes haven't been more conservative, but more liberal. You can't recognize the validity of Orthodoy and kiss a Quran at the same time.

Exactly, though that just reminds me of when the Ecumenical Patriarch gifted a Koran and called it a the "holy book" of the muslims at the coca-cola fiasco.
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« Reply #23 on: October 12, 2012, 02:28:16 AM »

Vatican II can't ever be an Ecumenical Council, maybe only in the Roman Churh.

Sadly the Popes haven't been interested in looking East, they've been more open to dialogue and have attended our services, but they've also done so with many other faiths. The last two Popes haven't been more conservative, but more liberal. You can't recognize the validity of Orthodoy and kiss a Quran at the same time.

Exactly, though that just reminds me of when the Ecumenical Patriarch gifted a Koran and called it a the "holy book" of the muslims at the coca-cola fiasco.

At least for us the Patriarch of Constantinople isn't consider a holy vicar of Christ and the ultimate authority. If any Bishop does something outrageous or even, God-forbid, heretical, we can tell him to take his staff, shove it somewhere and have him removed. Those of us not under the EP (nor others) don't have like or even listen to him.

I kissed the man's hand out of respect for his office and being the first among equals, not because I like all of what he does or says.
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« Reply #24 on: October 12, 2012, 04:35:54 AM »

"Kosher," yes.  Certainly it is fitting for the Eastern Orthodox Church to be prominently represented at the 50th Anniversary of the 2nd Vatican Council, a landmark event in Christian history.  As the second largest Christian communion, and as a church that shares the common history of having been founded as an earthly institution by the Apostles of Jesus Christ, Orthodox Christianity's "First Among Equals," the "Archbishop of Constantinople, New Rome; and Ecumenical Patriarch, by the grace of God," rightly accepted the invitation of the Roman Catholic Church to join them in this significant event in their history, an event that initiated their church's opening to maintaining filial relations with other Christian denominations and religions.  His All Holiness' comments were appropriate and do not compromise Orthodox theology.  He also commended them for their "Year of Faith" initiative.  Warm filial relations among the Trinitarian Christian Churches are important especially today, not-with-standing theological differences, in a world which is so victimized by the terror of the people of the Moslem religion.
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« Reply #25 on: October 12, 2012, 08:48:38 AM »

I think we do need to let go of the hatred and resentment that resulted from a thousand years of persecution and fighting between ourselves. But reunion is probably at least another 1,000 or 2,000 years away (it would take a lot for the Roman Church to come back).

Here is the thing, I see a lot of people today attracted to Orthodoxy. A lot of RCs won't consider it because they will have to leave the Catholic Church.  Vatican II called for ECs to regain their traditions.  If the ECs can become as close to Orthodoxy as possible, it may attract more RCs to become ECs.  If there are more ECs who study Orthodox theology and live the Orthodox praxis than there are RCs, the RCs will then relent and admit their mistakes.

An Orthodox priest told me it is impossible for the ECs to be Orthodox because of their communion with Rome.  But I thought, can't it also go the other way around?  If the ECs can be Orthodox, can't their communion with Rome eventually get Rome back to Orthodoxy?

Vatican II, it will go down in history as one of the great Ecumenical Councils.  The problems of the RC Church today is just the birth pangs as the Latins "Easternize" and become more Orthodox.  The process has actually begun.

Perhaps if Rome had actually honored the 'spirit' of the Unions of Brest and Uzhorod and had treated the Eastern Churches in union with her as truly 'sui juris' institutions, self governing and self perpetuaing, in charge of their own discipline (i.e. praxis,including no forced celibacy) your hopes that the EC's might be a path for Rome to follow might have merit. But that didn't happen. I could go on for a long while here on this subject but I am short of time this morning. There is an upcoming conference on the issue of celibacy in the Eastern Churches next month in Rome and I will post on that subject later this month as it should be an interesting convocation.
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« Reply #26 on: October 12, 2012, 06:43:46 PM »

Dear Benny,

Greetings on the anniversary of Vatican II.  Thanks to that Great Council of your Church and its fruits, our parishes are full of people running away from liturgical dancing, Protestant hymns, and heretic homilies based on popularized ideologies from Protestant and Evangelical preachers.  Keep up the good work, maybe one day you will come running back to us too.

Your friend and hopefully Second Among Equals (wink, wink),

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Vatican II can't ever be an Ecumenical Council, maybe only in the Roman Churh.

Sadly the Popes haven't been interested in looking East, they've been more open to dialogue and have attended our services, but they've also done so with many other faiths. The last two Popes haven't been more conservative, but more liberal. You can't recognize the validity of Orthodoy and kiss a Quran at the same time.

I can understand your point about kissing the Quran, but I'm puzzled that you said the last two popes. Did Pope Benedict do something like that too? Huh
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« Reply #28 on: October 13, 2012, 09:59:20 AM »

Well Vatican II was terrible, at least he didn't endorse it nor the Roman Church's heretical innovations. I think he should quit trying for reunion with the Roman Church and start worrying about his own jurisdiction. The Roman Church has a really long way to go before it will be reunited with us, and I don't see it happening in a very long time if ever. We need better relations but we need to focus on ourselves and converting others to the faith.

That's very true. And Christian. We must solve the jurisdictional issues, specially having an agreed approach (not necessarily common) on growth in the non-Orthodox world. I also would be glad to see the formal acceptance of the 8th and 9th Ecumenical Councils as well as formal reception of later pan-Orthodox documents.

I will say though, when I meant his jurisdiction, I meant Turkey and parts of Greece. He has just as much missionary work to do as we do in the Americas.

It's so flattering that you think we western Christians are as close to Orthodoxy as the Muslims are. Wink
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« Reply #29 on: October 13, 2012, 12:18:47 PM »

I am only bringing this up for a joke, because I believe Eastern Orthodoxy and Roman Catholicism should maintain close fraternal relations, and I view the scourge of the Moslem's as the world's worst evil of the day, but Reply No. 28 reminded me of a saying from the Orthodox Christians of Constantinople, prior to the Fall, who opposed the (False) Union of Florence: "Better the fez of the Turk than the Miter of the Pope."
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