from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Racial feeling; clannishness.
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This proves that the speaker is aware of the ecclesial norms of the first Christian millennium as well as the findings of the council of Constantinople held in 1872, which condemned the heresy of phyletism, which is after all, the fount of all ethnic jurisdictions in North America.
Similar compromises persist to this day, and we can find them on both sides; there is a concerted effort on the part of many of us in the Orthodox Church to fight phyletism, our term for confusing church and nation.