Among the issues remaining to be addressed along the path to reconciliation between the “Eastern” and “Oriental” Orthodox is the characterisation of Oriental teachers as heretics in the liturgical texts of the Byzantine Rite. The mere suggestion of liturgical revision to reflect the agreement that multiple theological vocabularies are legitimate and therefore theologians associated with them should not be anathematized or deprecated has been met with fierce opposition from some Eastern Orthodox. This paper considers what might actually be involved in such a revision, taking as an example the texts for the commemoration of the Council of Chalcedon. It suggests that the extent of necessary revision would be far less than is perhaps feared.
- liturgical revision
- Byzantine Rite
- Eastern Orthodox
- Oriental Orthodox
Pentru viaţa lumii: Către un etos social al Bisericii Ortodoxe[For the Life of the World: Toward a Social Ethos of the Orthodox Church], Revelatio. Theologia socialis, introd. David Bentley Hart and John Chryssavgis, trans. Viorel Coman and Petre Maican, Oradea, Ratio et Revelatio Publishing House 2020, 140 p., ISBN: 978-606-9659-07-6