There are also some Orthodox churches, the Oriental Orthodox churches, that do not recognize the primacy of honor of the patriarch of Constantinople. These are the churches, such as the allegedly Mono-physite churches of the patriarchates of Alexandria and Antioch, that disagreed with the declaration of the Council of Chalcedon in 451. The Oriental Orthodox churches maintain good relations with the Eastern Orthodox churches and now generally agree that the doctrinal conflict was caused by a misunderstanding that was likely due to imprecise language and
Early in the 20th century an attempt was made to unite all the Orthodox churches in the United States as a self-governing American church. This became the Orthodox Church of America, which was founded in 1970. However, this attempt did not succeed in uniting all the churches. Nevertheless many Orthodox Christians in America continue to work for a unified Orthodox American church.
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