Orthodox and Catholic Q

What do you think the biggest difference between the Oriental Orthodox and the Catholics are? I know the schism was over christology, but I've also heard that was primarily a matter of translation. If this is true, then is it still christology that separates most or would it be something else, distribution of power (like the Pope) for instance?


  • There are some dogmatic differences which would need to be ironed out. For example, their belief in purgatory and the Immaculate Conception of the Virgin Mary. There are also other things like tradition. For example, the Catholic priest faces the congregation, the priest and deacons walk around the elevated Altar with their shoes on, they have no iconostasis, etc.
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