A number of times in past posts, I have compared the spiritual reality of the Ecumenical Patriarchate’s false “church” in Ukraine to that of Uniatism.
The ultimate goal is to break down traditional Orthodoxy and replace it with a new world orthodoxy. I have repeated this time and again.
In the past few days, a few articles have come out which support what I have been saying on this blog for a while. I want to bring these articles to the attention of my readers.
Every article mentioned in this post is a must-read for those who truly desire to comprehend what is transpiring in Ukraine and throughout the Orthodox world. Please remember, the situation in Ukraine has global significance.
The first is a statement called “Ukrainian autocephaly is aimed at promoting the ‘unification of Churches,’ of papism and Orthodoxy.” Which is a review in English of the original statement in Greek found on the web page of Met. Seraphim of Piraeus.
The statement notes, “The Phanar wants us as Orthodox to swallow communication with schismatics, so that we can swallow the lack of Apostolic Succession in their hierarchy. Gradually we will get used to our relations with the Uniates. And finally, we will take a step towards falling into the arms of the pope.”
The tactic is the classic “boil the frog slowly” method. As people passively accept the EP’s recognition of schismatics, who have no canonical ordinations (and there are countless other spiritual problems), this will simply prepare the ground to accept the next step of “unions,” that is, with the Latins and beyond.
You must understand that there is a concrete plan being implemented and it has been chipping slowly and patiently away at the Orthodox conscience. I repeat, the goal is a new world orthodoxy.
The second article to read is titled, “The Ukrainian Experiment of the Vatican and the Phanar as a step to uniting Orthodoxy with Papism.” This article is an excerpt in English from an interview with professor Kyriakos Kyriazopoulos, who is Greek.
In it he too points out the following, At the present time, a mixed theological commission of the Roman Catholic church and the Orthodox Church is discussing the role of the pope’s primacy in the first millennium. By the end of November, 2020, they will agree upon a single text and present it to a “council” of papists and Orthodox, which will take place in 2025 with the aim of uniting, and they will say, “We have agreed and will unite on the basis of the primacy of honor of the pope of Rome in the first millennium, which we accepted then.” This agreement, of course, will only be in word … The Constantinople Patriarch and in particular Bartholomew are making the following mistake. He wants to gain something. He want to be recognized as the head, so that he can have power over what are still the Autocephalous Churches when the union takes place. Because there will be a papal primacy of power, he also wants to have the same primacy of power that he doesn’t yet have among the Autocephalous Churches, which will then become uniate. He is trying to guarantee this primacy of power by means of the canon law [that Orthodoxy has] in common with papism.
What is really happening in Ukraine? It is the beginning of a plan to “unite” Orthodoxy and Latinism. It is the testing ground. It is a concerted undermining of true and traditional Orthodoxy so that a neo-orthodoxy may be created, one that will serve not the Kingdom of Heaven but the powers of this fallen age, as they are already doing.
Obviously, all these things are also connected to the EP’s heretical desire to be a “first without equals.”
The third is a report which came out that Archbp. Elpidophoros has verbally approved of communing non-Orthodox spouses who are married to an Orthodox person.
This is all part of the same goal. Cloaked in the name of love and acceptance the Orthodox faithful are being asked to abandon their Orthodox faith.
You must understand that they always start with small steps to reach the bigger ones. First push the line to “non-Orthodox spouses of Orthodox persons” may commune, and then once that has been swallowed and accepted, take the next step of “any person confessing Christ may commune.” This is the goal of the pan-heresy of Ecumenism from which numerous hierarchs in the EP and in other “Jurisdictions” have been drinking.
You must also understand that this statement is not detached from what the EP is doing in Ukraine. The goal is to spread that situation everywhere.
In closing, I will laud the Pat. of Jerusalem for at least attempting to facilitate a “fraternal gathering.” Yet, it is deeply distressing how pathetic the response has been from other Patriarchs and Bishops throughout the Orthodox Ecumen. There is a great attack on the Body of Christ, but pay no mind, just tell the band to keep playing and maybe people will at least drown happily.
It may be, tragically, that the words of Archimandrite Athanasios of blessed memory are indeed very true, “If you (the laity) do not take the necessary measures to save yourselves, do not expect your salvation to always take place through us (the clergy).”
It is good to refresh our memory about the vocation of Bishops, in the words of the Holy Apostle Paul, “It is needful for the bishop to be blameless, as a steward of God … He must hold firm to the trustworthy word as taught, so that he may give instruction in sound doctrine and also rebuke those who contradict it” (Titus 1:7, 9).
The only one who will profit from the inaction on the part of the Shepherds is the devil.
My dear readers, “Keep yourselves from idols” (1 Jn. 5:21).