Is the pope the head of the Orthodox church?
Following the traditions of the church, the pope is chairman and head of the Holy Synod of the Coptic Orthodox Patriarchate of Alexandria as a first among equals. … The pope is also the chairman of the church’s General Congregation Council.
It is the position of the Eastern Orthodox Church that it has never accepted the pope as de jure leader of the entire church. All bishops are equal “as Peter”, therefore every church under every bishop (consecrated in apostolic succession) is fully complete (the original meaning of catholic).
Who has the power in the Eastern Orthodox Church?
Catholic Church vs Eastern Orthodox Church
|Which church? Pope has supreme power, even over emperor||Roman Catholic Church|
|Which church? Patriarch is leader; still under authority of emperor||Eastern (Greek) Orthodox|
|Which church? Accpeted that the Holy Spirit combines both the Father and Son||Roman Catholic Church|
Is the Pope head of the Protestant church?
The Pope is the leader of the Roman Catholic Church and the Bishop of Rome. Other Christians, such as Protestants , do not accept the authority of the pope. …
Do Greeks believe in the pope?
1. Roman Catholic and Greek Orthodox believers both believe in the same God. 2. Roman Catholics deem the Pope as infallible, while Greek Orthodox believers don’t.
Which is older Catholic or Orthodox?
Therefore the Catholic Church is the oldest of all. The Orthodox represents the original Christian Church because they trace their bishops back to the five early patriarchates of Rome, Alexandria, Jerusalem, Constantinople and Antioch.
As head of the Roman Catholic Church, the pope is the supreme spiritual leader of the church and controls the church doctrine. With more than a billion followers, the pope’s decisions affect societies and governments all over the world.