Tuesday, July 25, 2017

On the ethno-colonialism of the Jerusalem Patriarchate

See this excellent post at Notes on Arab Orthodoxy.

1 comment:

The Anti-Gnostic said...

On the one hand, yes it's clearly Hellenistic imperialism. On the other, presumably this would not matter but for the fact that the Local Church congregants consider themselves ethnically and culturally Arabic, and not Greek, and want to be led by their own.

I see Galatians 3:28 quoted a lot, and people waving the 1872 Council around, but revealed preference is that people want their own Liturgy in their own tongue and to be ruled by their own people. Presumably, the American Orthodox bishops do not halt administration of the Sacraments and convene a Synod to work all this out because the Americas are ecclesiological no-man's-land, so if you can get here and plant a flag it's all good.