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Eastern and Western Church

Steven Chu

Eastern and Western Church Steven Chu

History

Gradual

Schism between Orthodox east and Latin West

Cultural, political, and economic factors-

Mediterranean world split into two

Barbarian invasions invaded west and split the west amongst the barbarian chiefs. Cut off from Byzantium

into two ▸ Barbarian invasions invaded west and split the west amongst the barbarian chiefs. Cut
into two ▸ Barbarian invasions invaded west and split the west amongst the barbarian chiefs. Cut

History (cont.)

History (cont.) ▸ West – set up Roman Empire of its own. Holy Roman Empire ◦
History (cont.) ▸ West – set up Roman Empire of its own. Holy Roman Empire ◦

West – set up Roman Empire of its own. Holy Roman Empire

Pope assigned Charlemagne to rule. Tried to earn recognition from Byzantium

Byzantines regarded Charlemagne as an intruder

Orientalium Ecclesiarum

It was passed by the assembled bishops by a vote of 2,110 to 39 and promulgated by Pope Paul VIon November 21, 1964. The name means "Eastern Churches" in Latin Individual Churches and Rites

Pope Paul VIon November 21, 1964. The name means "Eastern Churches" in Latin ▸ Individual Churches

Orientalium Ecclesiarum cont

Statement by the Oriental Orthodox Churches, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, 1965 Though in our concern for the reunion of Christendom we have in our minds the reunion of all churches, from the point of view of closer affinity in faith and spiritual kinship with us we need to develop different approaches in our relationship with them.

affinity in faith and spiritual kinship with us we need to develop different approaches in our

Orientalium Ecclesiarum cont.

I. Of Faith in the Holy Trinity. II. Of the Word or Son of God, which was made very Man III. Of the going down of Christ into Hell. IX. Of Original or Birth-Sin.

or Son of God, which was made very Man ▸ III. Of the going down of

Reconciliation

As two families of Orthodox Churches long out of communion with each other we now pray and trust in God to restore that communion on the basis of the common apostolic faith of the undivided church of the first centuries which we confess in our common creed.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qcvu8CYysig

church of the first centuries which we confess in our common creed. ▸ http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qcvu8CYysig

Personal View

Personally, I believe that separation was probably the best choice but

Today, a more united religion is called for

Personally, I believe that separation was probably the best choice but ● Today, a more united

Reflection

Is it right for the Church to split itself because of its differences?

Do you feel that the world needs a more united religion or many different, separate religions?

Have you ever let a small conflict between you and a friend hinder your friendship?

different, separate religions? ● Have you ever let a small conflict between you and a friend

Works Cited

"Decree on the Catholic Churches of the Eastern Rite

Orientalium Ecclesiarium." Vatican:

decree_19641121_orientalium-ecclesiarum_en.html>.

Alexander. "Excerpts from the Orthodox Church by Bishop Kallistos Ware." Byzantium: The Great Schism. Web. 09 Mar. 2012.

Jinnder123. "Russian Orthodox and Roman Catholic Church Seeking Unity." YouTube. YouTube, 02 July 2008. Web. 09 Mar. 2012.

<http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qcvu8CYysig>.

Unity." YouTube. YouTube, 02 July 2008. Web. 09 Mar. 2012. <http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qcvu8CYysig>.