Do the Orthodox [Eastern Orthodox] Christians believe that Peter had any kind of primacy over the other Apostles, and if so, was this primacy due to divine origin?
I recognize that, historically, Orthodox recognized a primacy of the See of Rome in a sense of honor, but that this primacy was based on the city of Rome’s stature in the Roman Empire.
FYI ~ I’m asking this with these thoughts in mind:
If Orthodox do recognize a sort of primacy in Peter, even of honor, and (b) this primacy is of a divine origin, and © if Orthodox admit that the bishop of Rome is Peter’s successor, then why would not the true church of Christ contain this divine establishment, even now?
In other words, no matter what the primacy is, if Peter’s primacy is of divine institution, then wouldn’t the Church of Christ continue to have that primacy?
Of course my conclusion rests on beliefs that Orthodox may not adhere to, so I am asking.