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Orthodox Ecumenical Voices - II: Metropolitan John Zizioulas of Pergamon MONKS AND MERMAIDS (A BENEDICTINE BLOG) - March 23, 2015 ... order, as first among the equal presidents of the particular Churches». According to this view, the actual structure of primacies, the primacy of the Roman See included, is due simply to human and transitory factors. This means that the Church could exist without primacy, although she could not exist without bishops or synods, the latter being a reality of iure divino and part of the Church's esse. Orthodox theologians very often use the formula «primacy of honor and order». ...http://fatherdavidbirdosb.blogspot.com/2015/03/orthodox-ecumenical-voices-ii.html