Today we see our Eastern Orthodox Church leaders (Patriarchs, Archbishops etc.) instead of protecting our authentic, holy and unadulterated Orthodox Christian Faith, we see them doing things that are contrary from the Church canons and what the Holy Apostles first taught and all the Holy Fathers had agreed upon from the 7 Ecumenicals councils of which many of them were persecuted, others confessed their faith and many also became martyrs.
It has been recently announced that on the Easter of 2025, the Orthodox and Roman Catholics will concelebrate together for the “1700th anniversary of the Council of Nicaea as a source of unity between Christians.”
They will most likely announce one common cup
(Holy Communion) between them (and other Christian denominations).
Thus it may cause another schism, just like in 1054 A.D.
Of note, Archbishop Elpidoforos has called Patriarch Bartholomew “…a living Apostle of love, peace and reconciliation.”
But what do the Holy Fathers (Saints) of our holy Church and Faith say about this?
“The clergy will be the worst and most impious of all.”
“The clergy will become like
the laity, and the lay people like animals.”
(St. Kosmas Aitolos)
~Ecumenism is a pan-heresy
“Ecumenism is a common name for the pseudo-christianities, for the pseudo-churches of Western Europe. Within it is the heart of all European humanisms led by the Papacy. All these pseudo-christianities, all these pseudo-churches are nothing more than one heresy next to the other. Their common name is pan-heresy.”
(St. Justin Popovic)
~One of the Devil’s tentacles
“The devil spread three tentacles tο capture the whole world. The rich to catch them with Masonry, the poor with communism and the religious with ecumenism.”
(St. Paisios of Mt. Athos)
“They don’t distinguish the differences between the Orthodox Church, heterodox, and even of those of other religions. These people only see similarities. And for the sake of similarities they call all to unite all the faiths and to become one! And they become wrathful and get all riled up if someone dares and reminds them of dogmatic differences and that a great chasm stands between Orthodox, heterodox and those of other religions, and that it is extremely dangerous to attempt lightning fast jumps. In Ecumenism, Orthodoxy loses its colour and its aroma, the blood and the fragrance of Christ.
The danger coming from Ecumenism is unimaginable. And only for the condemnation of Ecumenism as a frightful heresy ravaging all of Orthodoxy…”
(+Metropolitan Augoustinos Kantiotis)
“For 19 centuries the One, Holy, Catholic and Apostolic Church has refused to name various heretical Christian communities as Christian Churches… We do not abandon those abiding in the darkness of heresy and malicious intentions to find rest in their confusions and spiritual darkness, but we remind them of the words of the Lord: “And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free” (John 8:32)… Are we not hiding the truth and light of Christ from them? Won’t we, the Orthodox, answer on the day of judgment for constructing this spiritual tower of Babel and concealing the saving Truth of God?”
(Metropolitan Seraphim of Kythira)
“Ecumenism confounds everything. It does not believe that there is Orthodoxy; that there is Truth for which the Saints and Fathers struggled from the time of the Apostles. The Apostles were the first to struggle to preserve the faith, and then after them the Holy Fathers did likewise… Do you see how frightful a thing this is? The Holy Fathers as far back as the era of the Apostles, struggled so manfully… If we look at the New Testament, we will see that the Apostles themselves spoke about false shepherds, of wolves in sheep’s clothing, of heretics even in the New Testament.”
(+ Fr. Theodore Zisis)