Source: Orthodox Christianity
On Saturday, October 12, 2019, the Orthodox world was shocked by perhaps the most predictable catastrophe—news that the Greek Orthodox Church has recognized the schismatic OCU.
That was until conflicting reports came out, and now it’s possible there is an internal conflict within the Greek Church over this matter.
As a general disclaimer, when discussing the situation surrounding the Greek Church’s recognition (or lack thereof), of the OCU, we are currently entering the realm of informed speculation. Unless one was present during the council meetings in Athens, we don’t truly know what happened, especially not until more news comes out.
While this author normally dislikes making predictions, this is an incredibly key issue in this already labyrinthian conundrum, and it helps to summarize where we are, what likely happened, and what direction things appear to be going in. We will do this, not with wild speculation, but by looking at the information we do have, and evaluating the current situation and possible future developments.