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The Theology Between Eastern and Western Churches part 8

Virgin Mary statue and sunset at the Catholic Church Chanthaburi province, Thailand I heard that the Eastern Catholics don't believe in original sin. Is that correct? That is certainly not correct. Eastern Catholics do believe in original sin, although there is a slightly different understanding of it as [...]

November 29th, 2021|Anticipating Communion, Blog|

The Theology Between Eastern and Western Churches part 7

Baptism of a newborn child Do Eastern Catholics have the same seven sacraments as Roman Catholics? Yes. Most of the Eastern Catholic Churches use the term mystery where the Latin Church uses the term sacrament. The Eastern Churches generally accept as the primary sacraments the same seven sacraments [...]

November 22nd, 2021|Anticipating Communion, Blog|

The Theology Between Eastern and Western Churches part 6

The painting icon of Madonna in church Iglesia del Perpetuo Socorro by pater Jesus Faus (1953 - 1959) Why don't the Eastern Catholics have statues? The biggest reason is that statues are not a part of the Eastern tradition. For the Eastern Catholic, the use of icons provides [...]

November 15th, 2021|Anticipating Communion, Blog|

The Theology Between Eastern and Western Churches part 5

burning candles in the orthodox church. christian faith What do you mean when you say that Eastern Catholics use a "different theological approach"? The Latin Rite Church developed a philosophy and approach to theology that is called "kataphatic." This approach attempts to reveal and define what can be [...]

November 8th, 2021|Anticipating Communion, Blog|

The Theology Between Eastern and Western Churches part 4

Bartolommeo Caporali: Madonna and Child with St. Francis and Bernardine Are Eastern Catholic teachings the same as the Latin Catholic teachings? The teachings are the same in nearly every instance. There are theological expressions that differ, usually because there is a different theological approach in the East than [...]

November 1st, 2021|Anticipating Communion, Blog|

The Theology Between Eastern and Western Churches part 3

The fresco of Last Supper in church Chiesa di San Andrea Apostolo (Brunate) of by Mario Albertella (1934) What is theosis? Both the Latin Church and the Eastern Catholic Churches feature this idea as a central pint in their theology. what is called "theosis" in the East is [...]

October 25th, 2021|Anticipating Communion, Blog|

The Theology Between Eastern and Western Churches part 2

Basilica di San Francesco I've heard the terms Great Lent and Presanctified – what do they mean? For Eastern Catholics (and Orthodox), there are several periods of fasting during the year. These are all generically referred to as "lent" in the various writings. For example, we have the [...]

October 20th, 2021|Anticipating Communion, Blog|

Peter Anderson – 15 October 2021: Postponement of Moscow Council & other news

Peter Anderson reports from the Orthodox world. Longstanding reporter of the news from the Eastern Church, Peter Anderson shares our dream of a unified Christianity. His love for Orthodoxy has driven him to this personal mission to share the news of East with the world through his email list. The [...]

October 18th, 2021|2021, Peter Anderson|

The Theology Between Eastern and Western Churches part 1

The ceiling freso of The Holy Trinity in church Chiesa di Santa Croce by Giovanni Maria Conti della Camera What is the filioque and why is it an issue between East and West? This question requires a three-part answer. First, we'll address the meaning of the filioque, then [...]

October 13th, 2021|Anticipating Communion, Blog|

Peter Anderson – 10 October 2021: Orthodox in Rome, possible second Kirill-Francis meeting & other news

Peter Anderson reports from the Orthodox world. Longstanding reporter of the news from the Eastern Church, Peter Anderson shares our dream of a unified Christianity. His love for Orthodoxy has driven him to this personal mission to share the news of East with the world through his email list. The [...]

October 11th, 2021|2021, Peter Anderson|

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