Oh, was this an earlier topic that was dropped? No matter. This is an issue that has arisen hundreds of times since the split of the early Church into the Roman Catholic Church and the Eastern Orthodox Church.
It’s an issue for me, since my family is mostly RC with quite a sizeable contingent of Orthodox. (Jews, too, but that’s a topic for another column.) When I married a man whose father’s family was entirely Serbian Orthodox, my family had no issue since the marriage occurred in the family’s RC church. They claimed to “understand and respect” the “other religion.” But when my sister decided to forsake RCism for her husband’s Serbian Orthodoxy, marry and baptize her children in that church, my parents freaked out thinking that she and her kids would henceforth be worshipping trees.
StMarkEofE - I look forward in particular to picking your enlightened brain. So, let’s go the whole gamut, and thrash it out. We can’t do any worse than the meetings of the church heads have done, right? When we’re all ready, let’s go full-on with issues such as the universality of Papal authority and (dare I say it?) “filioque.”