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[color=darkblue:11l3uaex]I think the best you’ll get is an equivalent to Eastern Orthodoxy. Where it’s an assemblage of churches. Each province headed by a Patriarch who if for whatever reason decides to deviate from the faith is much more difficult for the common folk to know which group continues as the true Church and whether that specific Bishop is in heresy.
Councils were actually not how the Church usually settled matters in the first 300 years (aside from the Council of Jerusalem). Councils had some political connotation to it from the getgo and it eventually became the norm. Most issues were settled locally and if need be the See of Rome jumped in to help settle the issue.[/color:11l3uaex]