Talk:Timeline of Orthodoxy in America

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"Although school children are no longer taught that Christopher Columbus discovered America, what they are not told - and what is not generally known - is that the first European to set foot on the New World was an Orthodox Christian, some five hundred years before the Roman Catholic Genoan. Who was he? ..." "Orthodox America. Orthodox Christians in North America 1000 Years Ago" by Priest Andrew Phillips

Interesting reference. I don't think it really makes sense to say he was Orthodox and not Roman Catholic at this point, still before the excommunications in Constantinople, much less before the consciousness of a schism would've reached the northern lands. — FrJohn (talk)

# 1972 OCA receives the Mexican National Catholic Church, creating its Exarchate of Mexico and adding another parallel Orthodox jurisdiction in Mexico.

Perhaps I missed the original Orthodox jurisdiction in Mexico being referenced by this statement; it does not appear earlier in the timeline, unless I missed it. In any case, it should be identified by name, it seems to me, and the language here "sanitized" a bit. It's difficult to avoid slanting discussion of American Orthodox history toward or away from the Orthodox Church in America, but it can be done by letting the facts speak for themselves without phantom swipes at her legitmacy.

I believe that at least the EP and Antioch were in Mexico prior to 1972. Antioch was there by at least 1943 (if I'm reading correctly). In any event. I do think you're right about the "swipiness" of the language. (And I probably wrote it!) Fixed. —Fr. Andrew talk contribs (THINK!) 17:19, February 20, 2006 (CST)
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