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The Heresy of Ecumenism and the Patristic Stand of the Orthodox

by Metropolitan Cyprian of Oropos and Fili
Translated by Archbishop Chrysostomos of Etna and Hieromonk Patapios

Number IV of Contributions to a Theology of Anti–Ecumenism

“We have Shepherds and, indeed, Patriarchs, who collectively and, moreover, out of conviction, uphold and propagate heretical beliefs; but we also have a flock that has not been made fully aware that the Faith and salvation are in jeopardy. Thus, since 1920, and especially since 1924, zealots for piety have faced a twofold problem: the perspective of faith, and the perspective of love towards ecumenists and innovators. The theological basis of this twofold perspective has been put to the test and has, unfortunately, divided the anti–ecumenist Old Calendarists. That is to say, while they are all agreed that there is absolutely no room for any ecclesiastical relations and communion with ecumenists, they disagree, nonetheless, about the ecclesiological identity of those who are yet to be condemned as innovators and about the most appropriate pastoral attitude towards them.”
—“A. The Lawful Character of Anti–Ecumenism”


I. The Heresy of Ecumenism and the Patristic Stand of the Orthodox
   A. The Lawful Character of Anti–Ecumenism
      1. “The More Fervent Part of the Church”
      2. The Heresy of Ecumenism
      3. Orthodox Resistance and Walling–Off
   B. The Sure Boundaries of Anti–Ecumenism
      1. “In Agreement with and Following the Holy Fathers”
      2. “Sympathy for the Ailing, but a Defense of the Healthy”
      3. “Every Landmark of the Fathers Has Been Moved”
II. The Deadly Sin of Orthodox Ecumenists: Participating in the Interfaith Venture of the World Council of Churches

Item Number: BKM361
Publication Data: Etna, CA: Center for Traditionalist Orthodox Studies, 1998
Format: softcover
Number of Pages: 83
Dimensions (l × w × h): 19.7 cm × 12.1 cm × 0.4 cm
Additional Information: black-and-white illustrations
ISBN: 0‒911165‒35‒5

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