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East West Schism
Transcript of East West Schism
as the Great Schism, is the medieval
division of Chalcedonian Christianity into
Eastern (Greek) and Western (Latin)
branches, which later became commonly
known as the Eastern Orthodox Church
and the Roman Catholic Church. The
schism is not really an event whose
beginning can be exactly dated. What is the East/West Schism? One major reason for the division concerned the authority of the pope. The Pope of Rome was claiming to have rule over all of Christianity, whereas the eastern churches had a tradition of being independent. In the last resort it was over matters of principle or doctrine that east and west quarrelled - two matters in particular: the Papal claims and the Filioque. Why? Differences Between the Roman Catholic and
the Eastern Orthodox Church: There are two main differences are;
*Filiquoe: Filioque is a Latin word meaning "and the Son" which was added to the Nicene-Constantinopolitan Creed by the Church of Rome in the 11th century, one of the major factors leading to the Great Schism between East and West.