I don't see the Latinization here, only the centralist control of the Eastern Churches by Rome (those churches who dont have a patriarchate at least).
One thing I must say though is that the UGCC patriarchal movement, of which I was a long-time member, used to emphasize the role of the Particular Church as being fundamental to the ecclesial character and integrity of the Eastern churches (blah, blah, blah). In fact, EVERY Latin Diocese is actually considered as being a Particular Church. So now I don't understand all the hoopla surrounding that. Perhaps, just perhaps, it is the particular EC Churches themselves who insist on the persistence of the old unias with Rome at a time when Rome considers them to be an anachronism and an historical embarrassment to its ecumenical policies, as do the Orthodox, and just plain wishes they would go away . .
Here in the UGCC Eparchy of Eastern Canada, we still don't have a permanent Eparch. Rumours are rife that different "factions" have their own particular candidates in competition . . . but again, so what? Rome will decide in the endabout who the eparch is and will go over the head of our Major Archbishop, whom we all love to title "Patriarch" Pardon me, while I Sobornost . . . .
Last edited by Orthodox Catholic; 04/27/22 08:59 PM.