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14445Society seeks to bridge differences between Catholic, Orthodox churches

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  • SOCM News Bureau
    Jan 2, 2009
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      Society seeks to bridge differences between Catholic, Orthodox churches

      http://www.nctimes.com/articles/2009/01/01/faith/z38b38e6345c55cef88257522005ae1ef.txt

      By JIM TRAGESER - Staff Writer | Thursday, January 1, 2009 6:54 PM PST

      Modern Christians are used to a world in which there is a seeminglynever-ending supply of branches of the faith.

      While the Protestant Reformation unleashed a splintering of theChristian Church that continues today with hundreds or more Christiandenominations, it was not the first major crack in the unity ofChristendom: The Great Schism in 1054 resulted in separate Catholicand Orthodox churches, mostly divided between Western Europe(Catholic) and Eastern Europe (Orthodox).
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      While official dialogue between the Catholic pope and his Orthodoxcounterparts, the patriarchs, continues on a full healing of theGreat Schism, Morelli said events like Saturday's are an importantpart of the ecumenical process.

      "If you look at Christ's priestly prayer in the Gospel of John at theLast Supper, both the East and West apostolic churches realize thisdivision is a scandal, and it does not witness Christ. In the firstmillennium, we were one church ---- and even though we may have hadsome differences in practices, we agreed on the basic teachings of Christ."

      "Impediments to Unity: Catholics and Orthodox, What Divides Us?"
      When: 10 a.m.-noon Saturday
      Where: St. Margaret Roman Catholic Church, 4300 Oceanside Blvd., Oceanside, CA
      Admission: Free-will collection
      Info: (760) 941-5560 or oceanside4christ.com