Posts Tagged ‘East and West’

Joint Communique Of The Greek Orthodox Patriarchate Of Antioch and all the East And The Syriac Orthodox Patriarchate of Antioch and all the East

April 26, 2013

My apologies for being late in posting this.  The following is the Joint Communique from the two Patriarchates whose bishops have been kidnapped.  They have been in our prayers, as have all the Christians in Syria, Iraq, and Egypt… in the entire Middle East. (more…)

Antiochian vs. Mesopotamian

February 27, 2013

This post comes as a reflection based on thinking back on Fr. Andrew’s book {see Lenten readings post below}, and the book of John Moolan on the Annunciation, and is not fully developed, but just something thrown out there for discussion in case someone wants to discuss.

Many people go through life not realizing that there is a distinction in the Mesopotamian School and the Antiochian School.  Both are influenced by Semitic thought, and both are Eastern, and the Antiochian school had influence over the entire world: Theodore was read in Spain as much as he was read in Iran.  Theodore’s writings was accepted in the Mesopotamian Church because of the reputation of his person and his writing, and also because it was in line with its own system. (more…)