Ah, now I understand you perfectly.More this:
The Church itself as the institution isn't trading. It's something that's occurring right now within Orthodox monasteries, irl. Basically the monasteries produce select goods to sell as an income to provide for themselves. Like some monasteries on Mount Athos today produce foodstuffs and art which they sell. It's just a measure to ensure the survival of their homes. There won't be any hybrid clergy-merchants as far as I can see ahead.I wonder if the church starting its own trade will lead to snowball effects down the line. Hybrid Clergy-Merchants?
Anyways, with the Anatolia frontier secure for now, the next move is likely cutting Serbia down to size and moving down towards Epirus/Thessaly or Morea?
Perhaps, perhaps. Serbia is a question that will be answered down the line. Epirus and Thessaly however, as well as what remains unconquered in Morea? Most definitely. Kantakouzenos' plan of a united Rome from Thrace, unbroken down to the Peloponnese is a major stepping stone to survival.