On the Essential Identity of Ecumenism and Phyletism

Source: Another City

April 12, 2018

    

As Fr. Seraphim Rose once wrote, the difference between Orthodoxy and heterodoxy is most apparent in that the Orthodox Church (in Her Saints) is able to discern the spirits. Moreover, discernment of the methods of the fallen spirits is a requirement in the formation of Christology and Ecclesiology. As the Evangelist John writes, “For this purpose the Son of God was manifested, that he might destroy the works of the devil” (1 John 3:8).

Insomuch, therefore, as one is purified from the passions and illumined by the Spirit of God, so much is his spiritual vision open and discernment acquired. This gift of discernment, the greatest of the virtues, presupposes initiation into the death, resurrection and life in Christ which is lived within His Body, the Church. That few Orthodox Christians possess a good measure of this gift is a testament to the inroads of the spirit of anti-Christ, which, by another name, is secularism. The end of the worldly spirit is the denial of the theanthropic nature of the Christ and His Body, “the hour of temptation, which shall come upon all the world, to try them that dwell upon the earth” before the ascent of the man of iniquity, the Antichrist. This temptation is coming upon the world primarily through the spread of the ecclesiological heresy known as ecumenism.

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Fr. Peter Heers

4/16/2018

See also
“Ecumenism is an insidious satanic movement”—Met. Jeremiah of Gortyn “Ecumenism is an insidious satanic movement”—Met. Jeremiah of Gortyn “Ecumenism is an insidious satanic movement”—Met. Jeremiah of Gortyn “Ecumenism is an insidious satanic movement”—Met. Jeremiah of Gortyn
“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.
The Recent History of Ecumenism and the Struggle for Orthodoxy (Part A) The Recent History of Ecumenism and the Struggle for Orthodoxy (Part A)
Protopresbyter Theodore Zisis
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Protopresbyter Theodore Zisis
Why a great well known Serbian Elder - and now Saint - Elder Justin Popovich, described Ecumenism as a 'Pan-heresy', and the 'summation of all the other heresies'. What is Ecumenism? It is not just one heresy. All of the other heresies are contained within Ecumenism!
Elder Ephraim of Katounakia, Holy Mountain: Ecumenism is dominated by unclean spirits Elder Ephraim of Katounakia, Holy Mountain: Ecumenism is dominated by unclean spirits
Dr. Demetrios Tselengidis
Elder Ephraim of Katounakia, Holy Mountain: Ecumenism is dominated by unclean spirits Elder Ephraim of Katounakia, Holy Mountain: Ecumenism is dominated by unclean spirits
Fr. Ephraim’s attestation to Professor Demetrios Tselengidis
Dr. Demetrios Tselengidis
"I went to my cell and prayed, asking Christ to inform me what Ecumenism is. I received His reply, which was that Ecumenism has a spirit of wickedness and is dominated by unclean spirits."
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