The Unity of All Local Churches

“All the multitude of local churches forms one union founded on concord and love. Every local church must be in concord with all the other churches, because within the Church of God, ever one and only one, there can be no discord. This means, empirically speaking, that every local church accepts and makes its own anything that happens in the other churches, and that all the churches accept everything that happens in each fellow-church.” (Nicolas Afanasiev in Living Icons by Michael Plekon, pg. 161)