ORthodox perspective of Traditionalist Catholics
(05-14-2012, 03:02 PM)Crusader_Philly Wrote:
Quote:I think you give the Orthodox too little credit.  They are not heretics, even their position on divorce is defensible and often vastly misunderstood.  If you are right in your position, I fail to see what makes their historical position so untenable.

They are heretics in re. the Assumption and the Immaculate Conception, very obviously so. They also have a heretical misunderstanding or rejection of the apostolic Petrine office and dignity, and also reject the dogma of papal infallibility. So, they are heretics and schismatics.

The Orthodox celebrate the Feast of the Dormition ("Falling Asleep") on August 15, which "commemorates the "falling asleep" or death of the Theotokos (Mary, the mother of Jesus; literally translated as God-bearer), and her bodily resurrection before being taken up into heaven."  So they very much accept the Assumption.

And they claim to not accept the Immaculate Conception, but listen to a hymn about the Theotokos sometime.  Or ask a Russian priest if Mary was guilty of sin, and see if you get punched in the face.  They are implicitly orthodox on these points.

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Re: ORthodox perspective of Traditionalist Catholics - by Parmandur - 05-14-2012, 03:10 PM

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