• Matthew Namee

    Matthew Namee

    Editor of "Orthodox History"

    Matthew Namee is the editor of Orthodox History, where he’s blogged since 2009.

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Patriarch Meletios
Ecclesiology

The Ecumenical Patriarchate and the “Barbarian Lands” Theory

български | ქართული | ελληνικά | Română | Русский | Српски One of the keystone prerogatives claimed by the Ecumenical Patriarchate is its jurisdiction over the so-called “diaspora”—regions not included within the geographic boundaries of the other Autocephalous Churches. She insists that this exclusive extraterritorial jurisdiction is rooted in Canon 28 of Chalcedon which states:...

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