Pope Gregory the Great (6th c. AD) behaves as if he considered the Roman Emperor his suzerain rather than his immediate ruler

After the Lombard conquest the imperial dominion in Italy were administered by a governor, called the Exarch, who dwelt at Ravenna, the northernmost and strongest of the imperial fortresses. Continue reading “Pope Gregory the Great (6th c. AD) behaves as if he considered the Roman Emperor his suzerain rather than his immediate ruler”

Basic Points of Difference between the Orthodox Church and Papism (Catholic Church)

By the Metropolitan of Nafpaktos, HIEROTHEOS Vlachos 
Translated from Greek by Fr. Patrick B. O’Grady

The bishops of Old Rome, beside small and non-essential differences, always held communion with the bishops of New Rome (Constantinople) and the bishops of the East until the years 1009-1014, when, for the first time, the Frankish bishops seized the throne of Old Rome. Until the year 1009 the Popes of Rome and the Patriarchs of Constantinople were unified in a common struggle against the Frankish princes and bishops, already even at that time heretics.  Continue reading “Basic Points of Difference between the Orthodox Church and Papism (Catholic Church)”

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