Again, Ironic isn't it -- that Mary's status would be the beginning of the great East-West Schism (Filioque controversy, late 500's)<quoted text>
Filioque about the Blessed Virgin Mary????
(See Eastern Orthodox Icons of the Theotokos linked above.)
No? Wasn't Mary's status one reason why the Eastern Church was against the notion that the Holy Ghost proceeds from the Father, not from the Son?
But focusing on such details is a great way to avoid real-life Facts.