putting quotes around patriarchate and the word “lapdog” was a hyperbolic, but what he says about the covidianism, ecumenism, caeseropapism, and territorial squabbles applies to multiple jurisdictions and are modern problems facing the church. If Patriarch Bartholomew is open to criticism for his errors then shouldn’t other jurisdictions that make similar errors also be?This is a very uncharitable and unnecessary statement which doesn't reflect well on you. It would be one thing to simply speak dispassionately of the canons, but you're just throwing mud at a local Church in a red-blooded manner. The defamatory statements actually have nothing to do with the canons you are alluding to and variations of these statements could equally be leveled at the EP. However nothing positive will result from such back and forth. We should have more self-control.