Why do the Eastern Orthodox claim apostolic succession?


Forgive me as I am sure that this has been addressed before; if so please direct me to the proper link. Question: Why does the Eastern Orthodox Church claim apostolic succession and think Rome to have left? I am not sure I am asking the question correctly, but am a former agnostic - reverted Latin Rite Catholic. My greatest fear is to follow the wrong lead. (I have been more than scathed in doing so before). I do wish to follow the fullness of Truth. Please help. I love the beauty and seeming truth of the Catholic church, but have not committed fully due to doubts and fears. Please take your time in answering, but I ask you busy as you are please do. I don’t know who else to ask. Thank you.



This article from the original Catholic Encyclopedia should make things clear:

Eastern Schism

This also should help:

Eastern Churches

Fr. Vincent Serpa, O.P.

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