posted on Jan, 27 2014 @ 04:51 AM
It is still not known who of the Eastern and Orthodox churches will send representatives and of what rank. I'd like to see the new Coptic Pope
Tawadros II, (patriarch chosen by lot en.wikipedia.org...
), the Antioch patriarch, or any other patriarch in
the region. Let not forget that region gave the birth of Christianity and still holds some of the oldest "sees" older than Rome itself. Such as the
see or throne of St Peter in Antioch, before Peter went to Rome. The see of St Mark in Alexandria, who was disciple of Peter too, and may be the first
evangelist whose writings passed thru the test of times. Much could be talked about the Jerusalem churches too, composed of all kinds of denominations
both old and new. Armenian patriarchate that is one of the custodians of the Holy Sepulcher basilica, together with the Greek Orthodox patriarch and
the Franciscan custodian for the catholic church in the Holy land.
On the other side, we have Rabbi Kaduri who publicly confessed the name of the Messiah - Jesus. Reportedly that multiplied the number of the Messianic
Jews to three times more than before Kaduri's statement. The messianic Jews must be seen as not only authentic christians, although not in today's
structure of churches. They are our "older brothers in faith" as pope John Paul II referred to the Jews in general. Let not forget (as some too "hot
catholics" do) that the Old Testament is inseparable part of the Bible and is not something of no concern for a truly devote person, and for the
churches. The opposite. Most of the prophecies come exactly thru the Old Testament. We cannot have future of Christians if we do not find our past in
the Testament that Jesus Christ Himself honored and followed. And if we somehow still reject God's chosen people as such. For more about their
significant importance, please refer the letter of Paul to the Romans. They are as important to us as the Second Coming of Jesus Christ, for which
event their prior acceptance of the truth is a clear precondition set forth by Jesus Himself.
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