According to Joseph Gill, Byzantium and the Papacy (New Brunswick, 1979),
pp. 74-75, there were doubts in the 13th century on the form of Baptism
used by the Greeks; but these were resolved in their favor.
At 07:20 PM 2/6/2001 +0200, you wrote:
>Dear Amy Airhart,
>I really don't agree to your point. It is not a matter if the Albigensians
>were Christians or not, but if they were CONSIDERED as Christians or not.
>Once excluded from the "right faith party", they had no rights anymore.
>This is the case not only with the ones CONSIDERED as being heretics in
>the Middle Ages, but also by the one LEBELLED as "scismatics". Everything
>the Orthodox Greeks did, it was considered as an evil act. For instance,
>the Orthodox persons who were converted to the Roman Catholic Church had
>to be, first and foremost, RE-baptized. That's only one example, but the
>point is that their baptism in the Orthodox rite had no relevance for the
>And the same was the case in reverse situations!
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>>The Albigensians, despite their 'wrongs', were still Christians. Mightn't
>>their places of worship have been deconsecrated? I don't have any
>>specific references to mind, unfortunately, but it was just a thought.