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Source: ИА “Информ-религия”

According to a report from a Russian website, translating from a Romanian website, on the first day of the preparatory meeting for the Inter-Orthodox Bishops’ Meeting (the so-called ‘Pan-Orthodox Council’) Patriarch Bartholomew called for all those opposed to the ‘decisions of the Council’ to be punished and for Roman Catholics to be allowed to attend. He also wanted the Council to last for two weeks and for it to be called ‘Ecumenical’, even if not all the heads of Local Churches attend. References are above.

If this is true, and not merely old calendarist misinformation and propaganda, it raises grave concerns. For example, how can the US-installed Turkish-Greek Patriarch punish St Kuksha of Odessa and other holy elders? If untrue, then surely this is yet another sign that the secrecy (‘ineffective methodology’ in the diplomatic code of Patriarch Kyrill) with which the preparations are being conducted proves our point, expressed on this site over many years, that such secrecy only breeds paranoia and that those responsible for that secrecy are also responsible for that paranoia and therefore for any future schism.

However, of far more concern are the words of Patriarch Bartholomew, reported to us by the same reader as above, uttered in the USA nearly 20 years ago. Talk of mere ‘memories’ of ‘a faith tradition’, ‘whatever they may be’, and the general relativism, syncretism, acceptance of modernism and ‘works in the world’ would indicate apostasy. Let the reader decide:

“If the diverse peoples of a culture look to the memories of their faith traditions, whatever they may be, they will be sustained, they will be fed the food of God’s spiritual knowledge. Nourished in this way, persons may properly apply the tools created by their culture in the service of God.

Orthodox Christian and modernist, Protestant and modernist, Jew and modernist, Catholic and modernist, however we worship, as long as we abide in our faith and unite it to our works in the world, we bring the living and always timely message of Divine Wisdom into the modern world’.



Apostasy Made Public

A great many both in the Churches of the Ukraine and Moldova are now publicly calling for a boycott of the Phanar’s ‘Council’. The refusal to hold the Inter-Orthodox bishops’ meeting on Mt Athos and the following words, insulting those who defend Orthodoxy, about adapting ‘our Tradition to the contemporary world’, about ‘an ecumenical event’ and quoting the uncanonically US-installed, 33 degree freemason Patriarch Athenagoras and the notorious Olivier Clement, who took communion from the Roman Catholics, signify that the meeting will now almost certainly be rejected as irrelevant, compromised and anti-Orthodox by the faithful of the Church. This may be the best thing that can have happened, as now there can be no more illusions. This may be the last nail in the coffin. Churches around the world will soon be displaying posters that they proudly reject the ‘Pan-Orthodox Council of 2016’. It can surely only be a question of time before the Orthodox Emperor comes and cleanses the Church of unfaithful bishops, as is prophesied.

Homily of Patriarch Bartholomew During the Divine Liturgy at the Church of St. Paul (Chambésy, 24 January 24, 2016)


After much Diplomatspeak, Patriarch Bartholomew stated:

We acknowledge that the only way to exit from confessional isolationistic temptations passes through dialogue in constant exchange with the “other,” whether our neighbour, Christian or not, or whether society in general, whether other religions or the entire creation, in order to invalidate the irreversible clash of civilisations which tempts the most worried of our coreligionists…..

Nevertheless, in order to give consistence to the life and ministry of our Church, we must promote open and honest dialogue, without any compromise with what we are and with the hope that is within us, but also without any compromise with the compassion and love that we owe to the world…

This was indeed the prophetic intuition of our predecessor, the late Ecumenical Patriarch Athenagoras, who confided to Olivier Clément: “The Great Council that we are preparing will enable the people of our Church to live their faith in a better way. It will try not only to adapt our Tradition to the contemporary world, but will replenish it with the power of inspiration and renewal. Thus, it will be an ecumenical event. Renewal cannot be separated from sharing and from unity.”