There’s been a lot of discussion leading up to the planned Pan-Orthodox Council in Crete this month. As is typical of councils in the history of the Church, so far it’s a mess, and it hasn’t even happened yet.
Antioch has a laundry list of grievances.
The OCA, which might not even technically be invited in the first place, has issued a statement.
No need to review the contents as the point is simply to note that, once again, the council is already a mess.
Officially, I should be calling it the “Great and Holy” council, but I’m not holding my breath on that one. That’s not out of cynicism (well, not entirely) but due to the record of history and the science of economics. (more…)