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To: Kolokotronis; Petrosius; Campion; Calvin Coollidge; livius; eleni121; NYer
It all boils down to: PRIMUS vs. SUPREMUS.

As long as the West maintains that "first" means "superior" we will not even be able to come to an agreement to convene an Ecumenical Council, let alone hash out theological differences.

71 posted on 09/11/2006 10:49:18 AM PDT by kosta50 (Orthodoxy is pure Christianity)
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To: kosta50; Kolokotronis; Petrosius; Campion; Calvin Coollidge; livius; eleni121
It actually boils down to having one voice that speaks for the others. A final decision maker. Christ is the head of His Church; a father is head of his family (unless there is no father); a CEO is head of a company; a supervisor is head of his unit; etc. There has to be a final voice.

When the names of all the Apostles are listed, Peter is always first. Judas Iscariot, the Lord’s traitor, is always listed last (cf. Matt. 10:2-5; Mark 3:16-19; Luke 6:14-17; and Acts 1:13). Sometimes Scripture speaks simply of “Simon Peter and the rest of the Apostles” or “Peter and his companions” (cf. Luke 9:32; Mark 16:7; Acts 2:37), showing that he had a special role that represented the entire apostolic college. Often, Scripture shows Simon Peter as spokesman for the entire apostolic college, as if he were the voice of the Church (cf. Mat. 18:21; Mark 8:29; Luke 8:45; Luke 12:41; John 6:68-69).

The Primacy of Peter

No church can run "on consensus".

73 posted on 09/11/2006 11:03:47 AM PDT by NYer ("That which is hateful to you, do not do to your neighbor. That is the whole Torah." Hillel)
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