Tarry for the Nonce

November 28, 2006

Breathing with Two Lungs

Filed under: Religion — lmwalker @ 7:08 pm

I heard ABC news this morning explain that Pope Benedict XVI was traveling to Turkey in order to smooth things over with the Muslims.

Of course, the press got it wrong, so allow me to set the record straight. His travel intent is to effect a reconciliation with the Orthodox churches, to try and repair the schism from 1054 A.D. The schism was essentially political inasmuch as the cited doctrinal differences are so piddling as to barely exist.

This is huge moment in history. I have tremendous hope (and great optimism) that a reconciliation could occur within my very lifetime! How amazing would that be?!?



  1. That would be totally rocking! Unity amongst Christians – a novel idea!

    Comment by Brian — November 28, 2006 @ 7:26 pm

  2. Hmm, I read an article that indicated Patriarch Bartholomew I has his reservations. That would be great, but, not to be a party pooper, the schism has lasted almost a thousand years… I hardly think one man can do it alone (hint hint… this is where you chime in about the Holy Spirit :o)

    Comment by Andrew P. — November 29, 2006 @ 10:11 am

  3. The Holy Spirit moved John Paul II and others, Benedict is hardly the first or only. He is just a notable one used by the Holy Spirit.

    Comment by Brian — November 29, 2006 @ 4:13 pm

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