Thursday, November 02, 2006



On this day fifteen years ago, Bartholomew I (born Demetrios Archontonis February 29 1940) was designated the Ecumenical Patriarch of Constantinople, and thus "first among equals" in the Eastern Orthodox Communion. He has been active in promotion of dialogue and eventual unity with the Roman Catholic Church throughout his reign, despite considerable opposition from other Orthodox hierarchs.

Meanwhile, Caelum et Terra asks: "Is Orthodoxy Part of the Church?"

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I never knew that Orthodoxy had the concept of "first among equals" and was under the impression that this was a major sticking point between Rome and Orthodoxy.