ORthodox perspective of Traditionalist Catholics
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(05-14-2012, 10:36 PM)Melkite Wrote:
(05-14-2012, 09:00 PM)Resurrexi Wrote:
(05-14-2012, 08:38 PM)Melkite Wrote: The Orthodox didn't accept Florence.

But the bishops of the Byzantine Empire did.

And then immediately repudiated it once they had gotten away.  I read somewhere that they were coerced by the Latin bishops to give their assent.  I don't know how historically accurate it is, I've only heard it recently, but it makes sense on the face of it.

The last Divine Liturgy in Hagia Sophia was a Catholic service presided over by the Unionist Patriarch, and Constantine XI, the last emperor, was in union with the Pope.  It was complicated, and some of the Eastern bishops heroically defended the Union.  It is a bit unfair to say that the Schism was caused by Mehmet II, but if the Empire had won there is a decent chance Florence would have stood, eventually.  Especially if the Western monarchs had gotten their act together and saved New Rome.
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