Author Topic: The Local and Ecumenical Roles of the Patriarch of Constantinople  (Read 359 times)

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Offline Samn!

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If we talk about the Ecumenical Patriarch as the protos of the ecumenical Church, does this make the synod in Constantinople an ecumenical synod and the pair the governing body for the whole pan-Orthodox church? When we talk about the “rights of New Rome” to adjudicate pan-Orthodox problems outside its own territory are we talking about rights belonging to the person of the Patriarch alone (in this case giving the patriarch alone, without a synod, certain jurisdictional authority) or are we talking about the rights of one local church over the other local churches?