- Aug 26, 2012
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The problem is that Latins like to accuse St. Gregory of heresy. So how can a heretic be a "godly monk" and a saint? Either he's a heretic or he's a saint. He can't be both.Wandile said:The Catholic Church permits generation of eastern saints not as endorsement of the theology as some of them condemn catholic teachings, but for their virtue. Gregory Palamas was a godly monk.
That's called Papism. This is Catholicism:That’s called Catholicism. Rome has the final day on all matters concerning theology. That’s is the voice of Peter as we see it.
"But neither let him (who is the first) do anything without the consent of all; for so there will be unanimity, and God will be glorified through the Lord in the Holy Spirit."
- Apostolic Canon 34
"Palamism" is merely the formal defined doctrine of what the Greek Fathers always taught. It wasn't some novelty. Neither is it some "theory" that only monks care about. The Palamite Councils are fully authoritative and are part of Holy Tradition. They have been unanimously received and accepted by the Church. They can't be undone.Secondly the Byzantine east has existed longer without palamism than with it. To be eastern does not necessarily require palamism though (Just the orientals, assyrians and even the late 18th century Russian Orthodox Church). I have no desire for it to be erased as it generally is a matter thought about by monks and theologians and nobody else really. It’s not worth the effort nor does it pose any serious pressing danger to the faith.