The Eastern Churches and St. Thomas Aquinas
(02-09-2012, 08:05 PM)Silouan Wrote:
(02-09-2012, 07:52 PM)Vetus Ordo Wrote:
(02-09-2012, 07:41 PM)Parmandur Wrote: Indeed, the Eastern reaction to Calvinistic Scholasticism was so allergic, they had to convene the Synod of Jerusalem to confront it:

The Synod of Jerusalem was convened to counteract the influence of Constantinople's patriarch Cyril Lucaris who strove for a reform of the Eastern Orthodox Church along Protestant and Calvinist lines.

That's not entirely accurate. It's widely believed that the works attributed to Saint Cyril Lucaris were actually compiled and published by Calvinist scholars who St Cyril had conversed with and who condensed and purposefully misconstrued the true orthodox beliefs of the patriarch.

I wasn't aware Lucaris was considered a saint by the Orthodox Church, especially concerning the controversy around his name. Is his sainthood universally recognised within the Orthodox world? In any case, your view is just one side of the coin: there are other Orthodox who agree with most historians and accept that Lucaris was an advocate of Calvinism

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Re: The Eastern Churches and St. Thomas Aquinas - by Vetus Ordo - 02-09-2012, 08:36 PM

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