Source: Orthodoxy and Heterodoxy
Orthodox Christians often find themselves answering the following question: why is Orthodoxy divided along ethnic lines into different churches?
At least officially, the answer to that question has been quite clear: we are not divided; we are one Church, united in faith and worship, with an administrative structure that organizes itself along local lines, in accordance with the ancient traditions and canon law of the first millennium of Christian history.
In recent years, however, there’s been a problem: while the answer given above is true in theory, it’s often not implemented in practice.
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