Against Orthodox assertion of eldest therefore first.
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I thought this was an excellent article for the scholarship that is in it. Quite a few things that I did not know.

I got an email from an Orthodox Christian that said:

    >>>>>>Also, you refer to the Eastern Orthodox Church as being “almost as old as the Catholic Church.” Since Christianity began in the East, and the patriarchates of Jerusalem, Antioch, and Alexandria were established prior to Rome (the apostle Peter even served, according to some sources, as an auxillary bishop in Antioch) and since those patriarchates sided with the theological views of Constantinople in the disputes that arose between New and Old Rome, wouldn’t it only be fair to view the Eastern Orthodox Church as the oldest body? …And since the Non-Chalcedonian schism predates that of the schism between the four ancient sees and the see of Rome, wouldn’t they also be technically older than the Roman Church?



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