Skip to main content
Message Font: Serif | Sans-Serif
No. of Recommendations: 1

< Actually, "Syrian Orthodox" is a proper name. My understanding is that the word "orthodox" does not imply communion with the Ecumenical Patriarch in this instance. Many of the so-called "ancient churches of the east" use the words "orthodox" and "catholic" in their full names, even though they have been completely autonomous since the first century. >

You're right, Norm. Had I taken the time to read the attached link I would have caught the error. This is from the first paragraph in the INTRODUCTION:

"The church had neither added anything to it nor taken away anything from it. It has always held the faith defined by the Three Universal Synods of Nicea, Constantinople, and Ephesus in the 4th and 5th Century."

The Syrian Orthodox Church is monophysite with possible Nestorian influences. I'll check into it next week. I'm embarrassed. First a confusion of Ruth and Esther and now this. I'm losing it, big time. Accuracy in homework, Rick. Tighten it up.
Print the post  


What was Your Dumbest Investment?
Share it with us -- and learn from others' stories of flubs.
When Life Gives You Lemons
We all have had hardships and made poor decisions. The important thing is how we respond and grow. Read the story of a Fool who started from nothing, and looks to gain everything.
Contact Us
Contact Customer Service and other Fool departments here.
Work for Fools?
Winner of the Washingtonian great places to work, and Glassdoor #1 Company to Work For 2015! Have access to all of TMF's online and email products for FREE, and be paid for your contributions to TMF! Click the link and start your Fool career.