- Jul 29, 2006
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- NE Attica, Greece
...or 1305. I remember back in '95-'96, when the very famous (in Catalonia) Catalan singer Josep Tero visited Athos, he was offended by the Archontaris of a Monastery (Vatopaidi) because the latter refused to receive him due to his Catalan ethnicity. Tero asked and found out that in the Monasteries of Athos, Catalonia is synonymous to evil and Catalans are considered a villainous band of thieves. It all began in 1305 when the Catalans of the Catalan Company of the East, pillaged and plundered Athos and killed many monks. In '03 Tero with the Catalan poet and linguist Carles Duarte made a formal proposal to the autonomous Catalan Parliament to put to the vote a motion of a formal apology for the Catalan conduct in the 14th century. To show their unfeigned feelings the Catalan Parliament voted solidly for the financial support of the gentrification of a 16th century oil storage house in Vatopaidi.ialmisry said:Especially in Greece.PoorFoolNicholas said:Well, I step away, and the thread is completely off course. shocking Some have said that 1204 is another date spoken of in regards to where the line should be drawn between the two traditions. Is this a popular view?
A lot of dates can be provided. If it wasn't for the drama of Cardinal Humbert, maybe 1054 wouldn't have been picked (the Pope of Rome had been struck from the diptychs a few decades earlier, when he sent a missive with the Filioque in it. But that was done without fanfair).