The late Archbishop Elias Zoghby of the Melkite Greek Catholic Church declared a two-point Profession of Faith in 1995, which said:
- I believe everything which Eastern Orthodoxy teaches.
- I am in communion with the Bishop of Rome as the first among the bishops, according to the limits recognized by the Holy Fathers of the East during the first millennium, before the separation.
Now this thread is not about this Zoghby initiative per se, but about similar Zoghby-like initiatives. If you were to come up with your own Zoghby-like initiative, perhaps a slightly revised version of the above, or a completely different version, how would you phrase it? All are welcome to contribute.
Here is how I would phrase it, in accordance with my own tradition:
- I believe everything the Catholic Church of the East, for Chaldeans and Assyrians, teaches.
- I am in a bond of peace and full communion with the Pope of Rome, and in accordance with the Sunhados of Mar 'Abdisho Bar Brikha of the Church of the East, I regard the Pope of Rome as the first and head of the Patriarchs, who has authority over all the Patriarchs like the blessed Peter over all the community.
That is one way in how I would phrase my Profession of Faith. How about you?