Tuesday, August 08, 2017

Sandro Magister: Eastern Churches, a Thorn in the Pope's Side

The Feast of the Transfiguration

CWR: Blessed Grapes and Hymns of Glory: The Feast of the Transfiguration in the Eastern Churches by Christopher B. Warner

Contemplation of Christological events, like the Transfiguration, provides a wealth of liturgical poetry and hymnography in the Eastern Church

Monday, August 07, 2017

The Unia

Do Latins still use the Uniates in their apologetics/polemics against the Orthodox? "See there are some Eastern Christians who admit Rome's claims about the papacy and are rightly in communion with its bishop! You Orthodox just need to see the truth."

I am guessing that even in 2017 there are still Latin apologists who take this approach.

Given the lack of opposition by many Eastern Catholic churches to the pretenses of Rome, should the Orthodox not be wary of the restoration of communion still? Latins would deny that this is a legitimate form of dissent. But would it be possible for communion to be restored while there is still disagreement about the office of the bishop of Rome?