Orthodox Posters?
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(08-21-2013, 07:39 AM)2Vermont Wrote: I would appreciate it as well.  Besides, I have another question about orthodoxy.  Does the Orthodox have bishops and patriarchs like the Eastern Catholics do?  If so, what is the difference between the two?  Or is it like bishops and Cardinals (i.e. they are both bishops)?

The titles of Orthodox hierarchs can sometimes be confusing.  A bishop is at once the head of the local Church in communion with other local Churches, and also the embodiment of the universal Church in his diocese.  For the Russians, the bishop of a particularly important see is called a Metropolitan, the bishop of a less-important but still significant see is an Archbishop and a bishop of a see that is relatively less important than the former two is a bishop.  However, for the Greeks, all diocesan bishops are titled Metropolitan, and a the bishop of a particularly important see is an Archbishop, while "titular" or "auxiliary" bishops (who do not actually oversee territory) are called bishops.  The prima inter pares head of an autocephalous Church is usually styled the Patriarch--but not always.  The head of the (autocephalous) Church of Greece, for example, takes the title Archbishop, and the head of the (autocephalous) Orthodox Church in America uses the title Metropolitan.  This is a bit confusing because Metropolitan Tikhon (or Washington DC and All America), the current primate of the OCA outranks Metropolitan Hilarion (of Volokolamask), the head of the Russian Orthodox Church's Dept. of External Church relations.  Metropolitan Tikhon is of equal rank to Archbishop Ieronymos (of Athens and All Greece), who outranks Archbishop Demitrios, head of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America (a dependency of the Ecumenical Patriarchate), who in turn outranks Metropolitan Isaiah of Denver (or the same Greek Orthodox Archdiocese), who is in turn of equal rank with Archbishop Benjamin (of the OCA Archdiocese of San Francisco and the West).

As a jurisdictional matter, the only real distinction is between a diocesan bishop (whatever his title) and the primate of his Autocephalous or autonomous Church (whatever his title).  Even then, the relationship between primate and bishop is very different from the relationship between Pope and bishop.  While a patriarch has real authority amongst his holy synod (i.e. all the bishops of the autocephalous Church), he does not have universal jurisdiction and he may not depose or promote other bishops on his own.  As a sacramental matter, they are all equal.
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Orthodox Posters? - by 2Vermont - 08-20-2013, 08:48 AM
Re: Orthodox Posters? - by guacamole - 08-20-2013, 08:51 AM
Re: Orthodox Posters? - by 2Vermont - 08-20-2013, 09:09 AM
Re: Orthodox Posters? - by Personna - 08-20-2013, 09:57 AM
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Re: Orthodox Posters? - by 2Vermont - 08-20-2013, 09:59 AM
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Re: Orthodox Posters? - by 2Vermont - 08-20-2013, 10:17 AM
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Re: Orthodox Posters? - by 2Vermont - 08-20-2013, 10:20 AM
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Re: Orthodox Posters? - by 2Vermont - 08-20-2013, 10:27 AM
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Re: Orthodox Posters? - by 2Vermont - 08-20-2013, 11:02 AM
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