James Likoudis

About James Likoudis

James Likoudis is the author of three books dealing with Eastern Orthodoxy: Ending the Byzantine Greek Schism; The See of Peter and Eastern Orthdoxy; and The Divine Primacy of the Bishop of Rome and Modern Eastern Orthodoxy: Letters to a Greek Orthodox on the Unity of the Church. He can be reached by e-mail at: jlikoudis@cuf.org. His website is: www.jameslikoudispage.com. For more on his recent reflections on East-West relations, see his, "The Primacy of the Pope as Viewed in Dissident Byzantium by Symeon of Thessalonika (1416/7-1429)", Homiletic and Pastoral Review online, 2/12/15.

Nilus Cabasilas and a Modern Greek Theologian on “the Heresy of Anti-Papism”

Nilus Cabasilas (c. 1295-1363) succeeded Gregory Palamas on the archepiscopal throne of Thessalonika, and was one of the most distinguished Byzantine intellectuals and theologians of the 14th century. He was heavily involved in the … [Read more...]

The Primacy of the Pope As Viewed in Dissident Byzantium by Symeon of Thessalonica (1416/7-1429)

Acknowledging that the primacy of the pope is the greatest dogmatic obstacle to the reunion of the Catholic and Orthodox Churches, the Greek Orthodox scholar Demetrios Bathrellos has attracted attention to the view held by the dissident … [Read more...]

Where is Prayer for Christian Unity in Our Parishes?

Every post-conciliar Pope has emphasized, with Vatican II, that ecumenism is a necessary aspect of the Church's mission, and one involving the effort of all the faithful, clergy, and laity alike.    It was once quite common for many C … [Read more...]

Confronting the Claim of Eastern Orthodoxy to be the True Church

Understanding the conflicting claims of Catholicism versus Eastern Orthodoxy Among the lapsed from the Catholic Church in the turbulent post-conciliar period are those Catholics who became so disenchanted with the liturgical disarray and … [Read more...]