still, oriental or whatnot, still orthodox.
well somewhere i read they arent monophysites.

No, they are not seen as Orthodox by Eastern Orthodox Churches (Church of Constantinople, Church of Alexandria, Church of Antioch, Church of Jerusalme, Church of Moscow, Church of Peć, Church of Bucurest, Church of Sofia, Church of Tbilisi, Church of Leukosia, Church of Athens, Church of Warsaw, Church of Tirana, Church of Prague and OCA). The Oriental Orthodox Churches and Diophysite Church (generic term for Eastern Orthodox and Roman Catholic Churches) split over differences in Christology. In other languages (except English) those churches are not even called orthodox (Древневосточные церкви, Дохалкидонске цркве, Προχαλκηδόνιες Εκκλησίες, Églises des trois conciles, Altorientalische Kirchen)

From OrthodoxWiki

The term Oriental Orthodox refers to the churches of Eastern Christian traditions that keep the faith of only the first three Ecumenical Councils of the Orthodox Church—the councils of Nicea I, Constantinople I and Ephesus. The Oriental Orthodox churches rejected the dogmatic definitions of the Council of Chalcedon (A.D. 451).

Thus, despite potentially confusing nomenclature, Oriental Orthodox churches are distinct from the churches that collectively are referred to as Eastern Orthodoxy.

The Oriental Orthodox churches came to a parting of the ways with the remainder of Christianity in the 5th century. The separation resulted in part from the Oriental Orthodox churches' refusal to accept the Christological dogmas promulgated by the Council of Chalcedon, which held that Jesus Christ is in two natures — one divine and one human, although these were inseparable. To the hierarchs who would lead the Oriental Orthodox, this was tantamount to accepting Nestorianism. In response, they advocated a formula that stressed unity of the Incarnation over all other considerations, that being "one nature of God the Word Incarnate", "of/from two natures" in and after the union. The Oriental Orthodox churches are therefore often called "Monophysite" churches, although they reject this label, which is associated with Eutychian Monophysitism, preferring the term non-Chalcedonian or Miaphysite churches. Oriental Orthodox Christians anathematize the Monophysite teachings of Eutyches. They are sometimes also known as anti-Chalcedonians.

In the 20th century, a number of dialogues have occurred between the Oriental Orthodox and the Chalcedonian Orthodox which suggest that both communions now share a common Christology with differing terminology. As yet, full communion has not been restored. There have also been some agreed Christological statements issued in conjunction with the Roman Catholic Church and the Eastern Orthodox (Chalcedonian) family (Ecumenical Patriarchate and official representatives of other Eastern Orthodox Churches)

Well, it must be noted there that dialogues were not official dialogues between Churches but rather dialogue between theologians (who on other hand represented their respective Chuches). However ot of Orthodox clergy and theologians strongly object that statmens.


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