A. Introduction B. Greek Orthodox Church was forever on the decline after the Great Schism on 1054



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Lesson 64 - Eastern Theology After the Fall of Constantinople Through to the 20th Century

A.Introduction

B.Greek Orthodox Church was forever on the decline after the Great Schism on 1054

C.Cyril Lucaris

D.Formulated a Confession of Faith in 1629.

E.It was very Calvinistic and spoke heartily of predestination

F.The sole mediatorial work of Christ and justification by faith alone.

G.Russian Church was united with Rome at the Council of Florence

H.Protestant church in Moscow

I.Simon of Polock

  1. Wrote anti-Protestant works against the movement beginning in Russia.

J.When Nikon became patriarch of Moscow in 1652 Russia was flourishing and increasing in political power and was thought to be a third “Rome” and should lead the Eastern Orthodox Church.

K.Instead of becoming Roman, the Russian church continued on its Eastern path.

L.Peter Mogolia

  1. Gave the Kiev school a stability that it lacked previously.

M.He was an able scholar who studied and was thoroughly familiar with the Latin scholastics.

N.His work, Orthodox Confession of the Catholic and Apostolic Eastern Church, was accepted by the patriarchs of Constantinople, Jerusalem, Alexandria and Antioch and became a major work in the East.






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