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The great schism was the result of the CATHOLIC church leaving the Pentarchy, not the other way round. Under Justinian law there shall be five patriarchs: Rome, Jerusalem, Antioch, Alexandria and Constantinople. Rome left union with the four patriarchs, the Orthodox church DID NOT LEAVE THE UNION. Under the Petarchy, the “pecking order”, as stated by Roman law was: Rome, Constantinople, Jerusalem, Antioch and Alexandria. HOWEVER IN THE CODE JUSTINIAN Emperor Justinian declares that the Papacy and Constantinople are on equal grounds. Mistranslations of the code justinian say that Emperor Justinian granted political power to the Papacy, however this is FALSE. Justinian, by the right of God, kept the power of excommunication to HIMSELF not to the church, as Emperor Constantine had done before him.The reasons why the Church split:Language–Communication became difficult as they spoke different languages.Culture–Completely differentByzantine Papal Supremacy–The Byzantine Emperor, not the Pope had religious and secular powers, something the Papacy did not like. There is no evidence of Justinian or Constantine handing over powers to the Papacy at any set time. The Papacy illigimately seized power after a dispute over…Filioque–filioque was created as a mistranslation of the Council of Nicae, which changes the terms and agreements of the Holy Trinity by making the Holy Spirit lesser to the father and the son. The Pope CANNOT change it, as though being head of the Pontiff, a change must be agreed by the Pentarchy first, which he did not do. Furthermore, in the council of Nicae it was agreed that it COULD NEVER BE CHANGED. The Papacy broke Roman law as well as Holy Law and accepted heretical texts as doctrine. I emphasise that the Filloque was created by ACCIDENT.Now the good old arguement of “Gave St. Peter the Keys to Rome”. Rome moved. Constantinople’s orginal name was Nova Roma, New Roma. It was Emperor Constantine who moved the seat of the Church to his new capital. The Papacy moved WITH Constantinople. However, when Emperor Constantine was Emperor the most important Christian Patriarch was Alexandria, not Rome. Once Islam was threatening Alexandria, power shifted to Rome. It is a total misconception that any of the Byzantine Emperors gave AUTHORITY to the Roman church to do this, and yet again is ILLEGAL under Constantine’s law. However, it was generally ignored, as a strong alliance with the Papacy could ensure help in the wars against the Normans who were invading Byzantine territories in Sicily.
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