DIFFERENCES BETWEEN

EASTERN ORTHODOXY & ROMAN CATHOLICISM

So sorry I have not completed this interesting section yet. The list of differences is truly massive between Orthodoxy and Catholicism.

important: Get to know the Orthodox word "Theologoumena" it is their great get out clause, and an aid to mystification of doctrine, so they do not need to answer for all the contradictions in their beliefs.

Roman Catholic.

1) Pope - Head of Church

2) Pope - Infallible

3) St Peter's successors all totally different from Orthodoxy.

3) Change the 10 Commandments

4) Filioque - accept

5) Hell - is physical Lake of Fire

6) Purgatory - accept

7) Limbo - accept

8) Divorce and remarriage - forbidden

9) Priestly power in transubstantiation

10) Transubstantiation

11) Marriage vows

12) Orthodox Titular Head - den

13) Saint Andrew was the first Byzantium Bishop - denied, deny root of Titular Heads power.

13) Mass - in Latin (changed)

14) Catholicism - the one true Church

15) Infant Sprinkling

16) Chrismation - not an independent sacrament

17) Confirmation - for full church member

18) Original sin nature

19) Canon of scripture - extra Old Testament Books

Eastern Orthodox.

1) Pope - has never been Head of the Church

2) Pope - is a heretic

3) 3) St Peter's successors all totally different from Roman Catholicism.

3) Do not change the 10 Commandments

4) Filioque - deny

5) Hell - spiritual torment only

6) Purgatory - deny

7) Limbo - deny

8) Divorce and remarriage - allowed

9) Epiklesis - Deny priestly power

10) Metousiosis

11) No marriage vows

12) Orthodox Titular Head - accept

13) Saint Andrew was the first Byzantium Bishop - thus their Titular Head derives his power from him.

13) Divine Liturgy - in Greek (changed)

14) Orthodoxy - the one true church

15) Triple infant baptism

16) Christmation made a sacrament

17) Full church member at baptism (plus godparent guides) (catechumen for converts only)

18) Original sin nature - deny (semi-Peliaian "ancestral sin" doctrine)

19) Canon of scripture - even more extra Old Testament Books

Roman Catholic.

20) Bible - from Latin (changed)

21) Calendar - Gregorian as "part of the Faith"

22) Communion bread - wafer, unleavened

23) communion wine - fermented

24) New Year - January 1st

25) Liturgical New Year - 1st Sunday of Advent (1 - 2 December)

26) Fish Head mitre (origin - Dagon?)

27) Christmas - 25th December

28) Rosary

29) The "Great Fathers" - Ambrose, Jerome, Augustine, Gregory the Great

30) Male only clergy

31) Catholic church is infallible

32) Orthodox church is wrong so not infallible

33) Systematic Theology

34) Doctrinal Development

35) No doctrine on God having "energies and essence"

36) Jesus died to remove the offence of Adam

37) Fast on Good Friday..

38) Idols usually statues..

39) Dogma - Usually clear doctrine.

differences:
1) Theosis
2) Marriage / Divorce
3) Priestly Powers
4) Pope Head of Church
5) Infant sprinkling
6) Chrismation
7) Ancestral sin vs. Original sin
8) No actual fire Hell

etc

Eastern Orthodox.

20) Bible - all Greek, OT from Greek34

21) Calendar - Julian & Gregorian (divided) Julian false gods calendar as "part of the Faith"

22) Communion bread - leavened

23) communion wine - fermented, water added, given to babies.

24) New Year - January 14 (divided over this)

25) Liturgical New Year - September 1

26) Turban mitre (origin - Eastern / Oriental turban)

27) Christmas 4th January (divided over this)

28) Prayer rope

29) The "Great Fathers" - Basil the Great, Gregory of Nazianzus, John Chrysostom (& Athanasius)

30) Some female clergy

31) Catholic church is wrong so not infallible

32) Orthodox church is infallible

33) Discursive Theology

34) The first church was identical in doctrine to Orthodoxy.

35) That God has energies and essence

36) Jesus died a ransom sacrifice

37) Fast not far off half the days in every year!

38) Idols almost exclusively paintings

39) Theologoumena - unclear doctrine. (they invented a special word to remain in the fog)

EASTERN ORTHODOXY

 

 

 

 

 

7) Mary never died vs falling asleep (Assumption or Dormition)

 

8) Mary floated up to heaven (the assumption)

 

8) Mary never had original sin

 

9) Mary never sinned (then why call God her Saviour)

 

10)  Mary's mother - Catholicism

 

11) the conception of Christ (using or not using an ovum with original sin - various issues)

 

 

 

 

 

 

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