[quote="Kkb, post:5, topic:185572"]
I don't think a union will be possible because the orthodox churches do not accept the doctrine of the catholic church like a priest not to marry and also honouring Mary as the Mother of God.
It may not be possible under the existing "understandings" of these things based on 1000 years of independent development
BUT - -
Give men of good will on both sides time to discuss, pray, and seek understanding and, in God's good time, reunification is entirely possible.
When one speaks of possible union of any two entities, there will always be things that need to be worked out. Sometimes large things and sometimes small ones.
We cannot think just in terms of how we think and express our beliefs today, but in how these beliefs, common to us both, can be more fully understood and expressed in the future. It is about growing together in faith, not about posturing and taking the position, "I'm right and your wrong".
Let us pray for God's grace on those charged with discussion between East and West, that they be granted Wisdom and Humble hearts.