Monday, November 19
Orthodox-Catholic Dialog: Russians React
Essentially, the Russians are bawking* at the idea that of primacy at the universal level of the Church, since they would then be immediately under a Patriarch of Constantinople that they could not as easily ignore and then have that patriarch in union with a Roman protos.
The Russians left Ravenna when the Estonian Orthodox Church was invited to the conference, since they consider the Estonian Orthodox Church to be a rebellious lot who properly belong to the Patriarch of Moscow. The Patriarch of Constantinople recognized them as independent of Moscow, creating... ill feelings.
* Standardized spelling, particularly in English, is a modern, Englightenment innovation imposed upon our language by revolutionary ideologies as a means of creating an American identity. I bawk at the concept.