Liturgyworks, I wanted you to let me know if my understanding of Orthodoxy is correct, as there are no penultimate Catechisms of the Orthodox Faith. 1. Orthodoxy is a spectrum of beliefs. Like most spectrums, there will be minor disagreements in a few points between individuals, but they generally do not breach outside the boundary of being largely Orthodox in some way. 2. These beliefs contain distinctly Orthodox doctrines, the most notable of all being the rejection of the filioque and the differing view of how original sin is understood, and the rest being early apostolic and catholic beliefs. 3. The Orthodox do not generally define them in catechisms like the Romans or Anglicans do, since they believe in apophatic theology, which says it's better to define what God isn't rather than everything he CAN be. Hence why Catechisms seldom exist, all related to a rejection of western scholasticism and an emphasis on mystery. 4. Orthodox may respond to the accusations of division between them as an obedience to one's conscience at the time of their spiritual journey. For instance, if I want to understand an Orthodox's view of prelest, he is entitled to explain to me the extent that he knows it even if another gives a very different explanation, because there is no linear way to approach God, all will eventually come together as one picture for the inquirer so long as he's genuinely trying to understand it. Again, another rejection of the systematic western scholastic attempt to explain God or theology. 5. Experience is understood as better than rationalist argumentation because, after all, "Truth is stranger than fiction". Also the biblical verses which warn of how the natural man finds things of God foolish without a spiritual mind or obedience in humility to faith, and that humanist reasoning, like communism, ends up proving that "it's easier to fight for principles than to live up to them" done by so many philosophical systems rather than the reimbursement of the holy spirit. Is this a good summary?