The Eastern Patriarchy of Alexandria underwent a schism in the nineteenth century, with half of its adherents entering communion with Rome and the other half entering a closer communion with Constantinople. As with many such events it was quite complex and there were political influences on both sides. Currently, those in communion with Rome call themselves "Melkite" the other half call themselves "Greek Orthodox". Both stand in the line of the tradition of the Alexandrian Patriarchy, both liturgically and theologically, and there have been proposals for re-union, although these have been criticised by both Catholics and Orthodox aboutside of the Alexandrian tradition. However both this page - and all other pages about the Alexandrian Patriarchy - present the pre-schism period as being in direct continuity with the "Greek Orthodox" side and completely ignore the "Melkite" side. Really this period applies to both equally. Patriarch Eutychius is described as "Greek Orthodox" in this article, but could equally be described as "Melkite". This is not a neutral position. 22.214.171.124 (talk) 11:31, 28 November 2013 (UTC)
- Both sides were "Greek Orthodox" up until the 19th century's schism simply because the sispute was against Rome and not against themselves. Your claim seems to me like calling "Christian" a pre-Jesus Jew just because once in the past both beliefs coincided... José Luiz talk 21:46, 28 November 2013 (UTC)
- This POV dispute has been outstanding for two years without comment, so I have removed it. I don't find "Greek Orthodox" in the literature about Eutychius, but rather Melkite, so I have gone with that.
Is this a different Eutychius of Egypt/Alexandria than the patriarch credited with the Origines translated from Arabic into Latin by John Selden? Because, if so, that guy needs a dab header. If not, the Origines is either the more famous name or more famous book this guy put out, since it was important in Catholic/Prod/Presbyterian feuding around Europe. — LlywelynII 15:19, 24 February 2015 (UTC)