Tuesday, 17 November 2009

Eastern Orthodoxy

After the Anglicans have been offered a return to the family home of SS Peter and Paul at Rome what about the Holy Orthodox being encouraged to share in this new found unity for Christians around the Pope as 'first among EQUALS'? It strikes me that this will be high on H.H. Pope Benedict's dynamic agenda. The Orientals and smaller and more disparate churches may be first. The picture is a photo I took on the outside wall of St. Peter's in a courtyard where the Vatican Museum exits. It is of St Gregory the Illuminator, the patriarch of the Armenian Orthodox Church AD 301. The first country to officially adopt Christianity under it's King Tiridates. Armenian Orthodox Bishops are unique in having adopted the Latin shaped mitre, of which more in subsequent posts.

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