Saint George the Hagiorite and the Roman Church

David Tinikashvili


The article focuses on the liberal attitude of a Georgian Orthodox saint toward the Roman Catholic Church after Great schism in 1054. The views in favour of Roman Catholics were expressed by George the Hagiorite in a speech delivered by him before the Byzantine Emperor Constantine Doukas in 1065. He declared that “no heresy has ever been introduced" into the Roman Church. It is also well-known that St. George has translated the Athanasius’ Creed of Faith which clearly contains a filioque clause. No comment had been made to inform readers that the filioque was unacceptable for the Eastern Orthodox Church. Saint George had a loyal attitude towards Roman Catholic practice as well.



The Saint George the Hagiorite; The Roman Catholic Church

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