“Ecumenism is an insidious satanic movement”—Met. Jeremiah of Gortyn

Gortyn, Greece, September 5, 2017

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Metropolitan Jeremiah of Gortyn, of the Greek Orthodox Church, has addressed his congregation with a special message. The hierarch paid special attention to the issues of ecumenism and the preservation of an Orthodox identity, reports AgionOros.

“My brethren,” he writes, “you are Orthodox Christians, received in the font of holy Baptism from an Orthodox priest.” Expressing his zeal for the purity of the Orthodox faith, he exhorts his flock, “Hold fast to the Orthodox faith just as we received it from our fathers; that which our grandfathers and grandmothers followed.”

“There is an insidious satanic movement that wants to mix our true faith with false beliefs, change it, and lead us into deception,” the metropolitan warns his people. “This movement is called ‘ecumenism.’ It’s not just a heresy, it’s a malicious thinking that embraces all heresies and errors. It’s a ‘pan-heresy,’” Met. Jeremiah affirmed, echoing the words of the great 20th century Serbian theologian St. Justin Popović.

“Ecumenism is supported and promoted by the Pope of Rome,” the Orthodox bishop stated, expressing the conviction of many traditional Orthodox hierarchs and faithful throughout the world.

“Christians, let us hold fast to the Orthodox faith, let us defend it from the attacks of heretics, who come to our diocese; but to do this, you must know our faith, know its dogmas and great truths,” he said, encouraging his Orthodox faithful. Met. Jeremiah also exhorts his flock to read the Gospel daily, regularly attend Divine Liturgy, keep the Wednesday and Friday fasts, and to keep their homes full of prayer.

Met. Jeremiah has been a very vocal hierarch, constantly urging his flock to go deeper into the glorious Orthodox faith they received from their fathers.

“Do not leave me, my Christians! Do not leave me to struggle alone. This is not only my faith and not only my motherland. This is our common Orthodox faith and our common motherland—Greece. Our glorious nation, which has enjoyed thousands of years of glory, now is in decline, because we have turned away from the God of our fathers. And the Lord will finally take His grace from us, because we are trampling Divine law underfoot and surrendering the status of law to abomination,” said the metropolitan at the end of a December 2015 sermon, after homosexual civil partnerships were legalized.

He has also spoken out about the controversial documents of the 2016 Crete Council, asking, “When and where did the Holy Fathers call heresies and schisms ‘Churches?’ Nowhere and never!” Elsewhere, he stated, “The Crete Council should have clarified the situation (to protect believers from temptation) and should have publicly condemned the two main heresies of our times—papism and ecumenism.”

9/5/2017

See also
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Protopresbyter Theodore Zisis
Defense and Declaration of Cessation of Commemoration of Bishop on Account of the Teaching of Heresy Defense and Declaration of Cessation of Commemoration of Bishop on Account of the Teaching of Heresy
Letter of Protopresbyter Theodore Zisis to Metropolitan Anthimos of Thessaloniki (March 3, 2017)
Protopresbyter Theodore Zisis
"With sorrow, but also with much spiritual joy and happiness, I wish to inform you by means of the present letter that I am ceasing to commemorate your name during the holy services following the Apostolic and Patristic tradition as this pertains to communion with heretics on account of the fact that you, along with many of your fellow bishops, have abandoned the Holy Tradition and strayed from the path of the Holy Fathers."
Met. Ambrose of Kalavryta to Pat. Bartholomew: “The council on Crete is a path to schism” Met. Ambrose of Kalavryta to Pat. Bartholomew: “The council on Crete is a path to schism” Met. Ambrose of Kalavryta to Pat. Bartholomew: “The council on Crete is a path to schism” Met. Ambrose of Kalavryta to Pat. Bartholomew: “The council on Crete is a path to schism”
In his view, the main result of the “notorious” Crete Council, which was neither holy nor great in his estimation, is that the Orthodox Church has divided into factions, and the Christian flock has been brought to confusion and turmoil. “In fact, a new schism is developing,” Met. Ambrose writes.
Greek abbot calls upon Holy Synod to condemn heresies of Ecumenical Patriarch Greek abbot calls upon Holy Synod to condemn heresies of Ecumenical Patriarch Greek abbot calls upon Holy Synod to condemn heresies of Ecumenical Patriarch Greek abbot calls upon Holy Synod to condemn heresies of Ecumenical Patriarch
Abbot of the Holy Monastery of the Life-Giving Spring in Paros, Greece Archimandrite Chrysostomos has formally submitted to the Holy Synod of the Greek Orthodox Church a detailed accusation of heresy against His All-Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew. In his letter the abbot has asked the Holy Synod to recognize as contrary to the Orthodox faith and condemn a series of twelve heterodox teachings from Constantinople outlined in the letter. The letter refers several times to ecumenical actions with and overtures towards the Roman Catholic confession.
Comments
Costa Mitsis 9/10/2017 1:23 pm
The Pan Heresy of Ecuminism..
it is a modern day religion..
a religion without God!

We were born Orthodox,
We will live orthodox
We will die orthodox.

Our stance:

ORTHODOXY OR DEATH!
mircea suta9/10/2017 5:09 am
you are right, Anthony ! the papists believed in the same Truth of Faith with our Holy Orthodox Church, before 1054. So they were in Truth, like we were. But in 1054 the papists separated from the Orthodoxy and changed the way they believe ! When you believe in the Truth, then you change the way you believe, this means that you fall outside the Truth ! So they started to believe in lies ! And since that time, even more and more heresies they added to their faith ! so they got in deep darkness ! Catholicism is to believe in lies ! The Church Who believes in the Truth, is the One created by the Truth: The Orthodox Church ! All the other religions are invented by people inspired by devils, lies
Anthony9/6/2017 5:44 am
Well, he's right. Geronda Efraim Katounakiotis confirmed this when he had a vision from Christ asking whether ecumenism is blessed. The response was that his kelli was consumed by the stench of unclean spirits. So why do Church leaders ignore this? Whom do they serve?

We have numerous examples in our Church of how heresy is condemned by saints. See what St Spyridon did to the Latins when they tried to desecrate his Church in Kerkyra by erecting a Latin alter.

Likewise their names cannot even be commemorated inside the Liturgy. This was attested to by Geron Evmenios ton Lepron. Geron Evmenios was a leper and wanted to commemorate a Latin philanthropist who helped lepers. An angel appeared to him at the Liturgy and stopped him - he told him he can pray the prayer rope for the Latin but his name should not be commemorated at the Divine Services. These people are outside the Church so how can you mix that which cannot be mixed? The only way to unity is by their repentance and return which is unlikely to happen until post ww3.
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