tripped across that gives a general view of how I tend to see the history of Christiandom as a unit.

Oh that was just a thing I tripped across that gives a general view of how I tend to see the history of Christiandom as a unit.

But Ethiopian church as well as the Coptic and gosh there’s another one as well… accepted the first three Ecumenical Councils and not the 4th and beyond.

If I remember right, the issue was of an iota of difference. Literally – a letter. Nature of Christ stuff. Some say it’s a translation issue. Some say it’s fundamental doctrinal differences.

The churches do have good relations generally speaking – I mean they’ll stand side by side at times in council of churches type things – although they do not accept communion with each other if I remember right. They’re more like, “Ah, you guys again.” “Yeah, YOU guys again”.

Been a while since I was involved with any of that…. a good 15 yrs or so.. so I’m a little rusty-to-details.

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I suppose if I had to draw my own chart, I’d stick the Oriental and Eastern Orthodox in more or less parallel lines, but I agree with the Papacy + resulting split of the Reformation and all of the off-branchings.

To me, it makes more sense than seeing them all as equals ’cause each of them _does_ have a historical context that’s not unimportant.

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