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Most Copts have probably never heard of the title "Oriental Orthodox", and simply know themselves to be part of "the Orthodox Church". The obvious reason for this is that the OO title only really serves any purpose or use in ecumenical discussions.
The thing I don't understand is that Fr. Hanna discusses the different in expressions of Christology that led partly to the schism in 451
It is a simple mistake.
THe next edition of the book which is not online has had this ntroduction corrected.
Where can this edition be found? I have not heard of it.
I think the problem is his interpretation of the schism. He implicitly indicates that the division was not the result of diverging Christological faiths, but rather mere semantics and politics. As such he probably undermines the very implications of the schism itself.
According to proper ecclesiology, the very existence of a schism has grave ecclesiological implications regardless of whether the schism was promoted by actual or just apparent doctrinal conflict.
He probably either fails to realise, or consciously rejects this understanding of Orthodox ecclesiology.
From what I read in the declaration it seemed like lifting the anathemas would be sufficient to restore communion.
I found this to be a rediculous proposal - surely there cannot be unity when the two sides recognise a differing number of Ecumenical Councils, regardless of whether Popes Leo and Dioscoros are exhonerated.
H.E. Metropolitan Bishoy (or H.H. Pope Shenouda III - my memory is a little hazy) has, I believe, indicated in one of his articles, that the Church is willing to acknowledge Chalcedon et al as mere local Councils of the Eastern Orthodox tradition, given the understanding that they can be interpreted within the framework of Miaphysite Orthodoxy.
On the other hand, Patriarch Bartholomew has indicated, in an audio interview with a representative of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of Northen America, that the OO Church needs to accept all seven Councils of the EOC as Ecumenical.