Source: Union of Orthodox Journalists
June 22, 2016
The Orthodox Church is not the “One Church of the Symbol of Faith”. This belief was announced by representative of the Constantinople Patriarchate Bishop Cyril (Catarellos) of Avida in an article posted at Romfea.gr.
Bishop Cyril believes that despite confession of the “One Holy Catholic and Apostolic Church”, it is not affirmed in the Orthodox patristic Tradition that the Orthodox Church is the One Church of the Creed.
According to the bishop of Avida, those who consider the "One Church" to be exclusively the Orthodox Church are misled. Based on the patristic and canonical Tradition, the “One Church” also includes other heterodox churches, believes the representative of the Constantinople Patriarchate.
For others (of which I am one), it is specific to the Orthodox Church and the number is not large. As St Maximus the Confessor replied to those who questioned his unwillingness to commune with the Patriarchs of Alexandria, Antioch, Constantinople and Jerusalem because of their acceptance of the Monothelyte heresy:“The whole world may enter into communion with the patriarch, but I will not. The Apostle Paul tells us that the Holy Spirit anathematizes even angels who preach a new Gospel and introduce novel teachings.”
My name does not matter but I have something to say even though he's not gonna read it. I suggest you take extra lesson of theology and go and re-educate yourself from your stupid ideology. I believe I am not misled due to the fact that through books, reading and my local church and the ORTHODOX CREED even says ONE HOLY AND APOSTOLIC OR CATHOLIC APOSTOLIC CHURCH depending on the parish. You clearly don't know all the tradition even if I don't know it myself holy but in my soul the only church is the Orthodox... and after 1k year you a random ecumenist come and say this kind of thing that that poor Bishop from Ephesos fought against or Pothius and other bishops, you are making yourself ashamed. Remember that the Catholic church left the communion due to their greediness for power, control and wealth and misguidance of the Pope and many Orthodoxes dies because of them. It was fortunate that the turks conquered Constantinople then because it saved the faith from the heterodox union with vile Rome..
Which heterodox belong to the Church I wonder?
The Presbyterians? (God love them!)
St Mark of Ephesus pray for us!
Do we believe the extreme stream of Protestants to be sharing the same faith as us? Some of them do not even worship the holy trinity?
What is the point here? Is Constantinople going rogue?