The head of the Roman and Constantinople Churches are moving towards unification. Photo: SPMHow likely a fusion of Constantinople with Rome and what is facing the world Orthodoxy.
Recently, the activity of Patriarch Bartholomew in promoting the idea of uniting with the Latins has increased significantly.
12 Nov 2019, Patriarch Bartholomew, together with the Abbot of the Athonite monastery of xenophontos, Archimandrite Alexis, monk of the monastery of Pantokrator Theophilos and other Athonite monks took part in a joint evening service at the Catholic convent of Notre Dame de Saint Remy in Rochefort.
Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew and the brethren of mount Athos worship at the Abbey Notre-Dame de Saint-Remy in Rochefort. Photo: triklopodia.dhvo the time of the visit to Athos October 19-22 Chapter Fanara said that Catholics and Orthodox do not share the dogmas and some historical differences, and because the unity between them is inevitable.
23 Nov Patriarch Bartholomew at the Phanar myself received a delegation of Tbilisi University Sulkhan-Saba Orbeliani, the head of which was the Catholic Bishop of the Caucasus Giuseppe Pasotto. At the meeting, the Patriarch said that the dialogue with the Roman Catholic Church is one of the priorities of the Patriarchate of Constantinople.
And in the summer of 2019 Archbishop job of Telmessos (Hecha) led panarchy delegation was taken to the Vatican a letter to Patriarch Bartholomew in these words: “the Restoration (of the Eucharist – Ed.) communication between our churches is our sincere hope, the main object of our prayers and the goal of the dialogue truth, established between our churches”.
Pope Francis and Archbishop job (Hecha). Photo: vaticannews.Vav response, Pope Francis said: “As Bishop of Rome I would like to stress once again that for us Catholics, the goal of the dialogue is in complete unity in the allowed differences rather than unifying alignment, nor even absorption”. And then suddenly (the official version) gave fanatskoy of the delegation of the casket with the relics of St. Peter the Apostle.
It is highly likely that Pope Francis and Patriarch Bartholomew to implement their plans to merge agencies subject to them not fail to take advantage of a very beautiful occasion – namely, the 1700th anniversary I (Nicaea) Ecumenical Council, which will be in 2025.
This is not just a beautiful date. During the I Cathedral the question of the procession of the Holy spirit, the so-called filioque, has not yet emerged. So it is very convenient to make it the most important disagreement between the Orthodox and the Latins of the brackets and say that today the creed of any Orthodox Church, nor the Catholic does not differ from the creed of the Nicene Council.
Of course, it’s a lie, but a lie is beautiful and perfectly acceptable for the supporters Association. Despite the fact that to date more than five years, time. Both Pope and Patriarch Bartholomew outlined the program maximum – the full unity of their faiths. To achieve this goal, not just for the next Ecumenical prayer, time is really little.
And the first task of the preparation of this new Union decide our very eyes. It is to create a religious organization that Patriarch Bartholomew will lead to Union with the Catholics. For now, Local Churches were divided not only on those who recognize and who does not recognize the Orthodox Church of Ukraine (PCU), and those who accept the superiority over themselves of the Patriarch of Constantinople and who is the rule acknowledges exclusively for Christ.
There is another split criterion, which is not so visible at first glance. Recognition Panaram Raskolnikov and the joint celebration of the Liturgy with those who do not have valid Episcopal dignity, – the action is so lawless that the recognition of their from other local Churches can occur only under strong external pressure.
If the Local Church did it by inner conviction or, as said the Patriarch of Alexandria Theodore, after sincere prayer, they would not have pulled with the recognition of the DNC for almost a year.
And so forth, representatives of the U.S. state Department and forcing their recognition was so clear that no doubt remains: all who recognized ptsu, American officials, roughly speaking, broke through the knee.
Orthodox Churches were divided not only on those who recognize and who does not recognize the DNC, and those who accept the superiority over themselves of the Patriarch of Constantinople and who is the rule acknowledges exclusively for Christ.So, now a division of the local Churches is still based on this criterion: those who can break through the knee, and those who can not. And those who once were forced to commit iniquity, it will not be difficult to commit iniquity again and again…
You can sincerely regret and the Patriarch of Alexandria Theodore, and the Greek Archbishop Jerome, and Abbot of Athonite monastery of xenophontos, Archimandrite Alexis, and many others, caved under the state Department. “For by whom a man is overcome, he brought in bondage” (2 Peter. 2, 19). Recognizing the supremacy of the Patriarch of Constantinople in the issue of illegal recognition of the DNC, they will be forced to admit other illegal Fanara decisions, including the decision to merge with the Vatican.
What in fact did Fanar? He took the decision to PCU and forcing others to accept this decision. Fanar’s not made it to the conciliar discussion.
It will be so in the question of Union with the Latins. Fanar will decide and all the others will obey. In which case will join the staff of the state Department and clearly explain party policy. Now is the formation of a structure consisting of processed, broken and ready to obey.
We already wrote, and the Simulacrum differs from the true Church of Christ:
recognition in the Church of the primacy not of Christ, and of the Patriarchate of Constantinople;about the recognition of ordination “hierarchy” ptsu, ie the recognition of the action of the Holy spirit where there is none.This Simulacro already joined the Greek and Alexandrian Church. Though not at full strength. In these Churches there were bishops who strongly disagree to be in a Simulacrum. They are scarce, and it is not clear how far will their resolve in defending their opinions. Will they of canonical obedience to its hierarchy, or will continue to remain part of their local Churches.
What other Churches acknowledge the supremacy of Patriarch Bartholomew is unknown. But whatever the number, they form a religious organization, on behalf of which and will be the Patriarch in the negotiations with the Vatican to merge.
Francis, by the way, this is no problem, it was the indisputable head of his Simulacrum.
The Holy fathers recognized that the Church is one and unique in the world. Jesus Christ did not create two or more Churches. He created one, which cannot prevail against the gates of hell.
Untenable theory that a single Church was divided into branches. In this case, you need to recognize that the Church as such on the ground there, and there are a number of “polutorka”. The words of the Apostle Paul, “may it never be!”
And here we come to the question, why do not to take and not to unite with Catholics. Since the Lord called: “all may be one” (Jn. 17, 21). But the fact that the Lord has called to be United in Truth and not in lies. “That they all may be one, as Thou, father, in Me, and I in Thee, that they also may be one in Us, – that the world may believe that Thou hast sent Me” (Jn. 17, 21).
And Patriarch Bartholomew urges to be United in lies. And the proof of his word on mount Athos, the Orthodox and Catholics is not dogmatic, but only the historical differences. “The monstrous lie, the more likely you will believe” – a phrase which is attributed to Goebbels, is actually owned by Hitler. Differences the Orthodox Latins precisely dogmatic. It questions the salvation of the human soul and not simple as ordinary people think that the Orthodox cross themselves from right to left, and Catholics – from left to right.
Let us briefly recall the differences.
First, it is the filioque in the creed. The Latins decided that the Holy Spirit proceeds not only from God the Father but also from God the Son. Except that this statement is contrary to Scripture, it leads to denial of the divinity of the Holy spirit, and hence the whole Trinity. God is one in essence and three in Persons. That is, each Person of the Holy Trinity may have or General properties of deity, eternal existence, omniscience, omnipresence, etc., or personal properties inherent only to this one Person of the Holy Trinity: the Father begets the Son and brings forth the Holy spirit, the Son begotten of the Father, the Holy Spirit proceeds from the Father.
With the adoption of the filioque accepted the doctrine of the Holy Trinity, where the father and the Son have the ability, not possessed by the Holy Spirit. Thus, the dogma of the Trinity permeates the actual some kind of statement of the inferiority of the Holy spirit compared to Father and Son. And since God, by definition, can not be flawed, the filioque leads to a denial of the Divinity of the Holy spirit. Again, in the words of the Holy Apostle Paul: “may it never be!”
Patriarch Bartholomew urges to be United in lies. And the proof of his word on mount Athos, the Orthodox and Catholics is not dogmatic, but only the historical differences.In addition to purely speculative distortion of the dogma of the Holy Trinity, the doctrine of the filioque leads to the most that neither is practical result. If the Holy Spirit is not God, then who sanctifies the Holy gifts during the Liturgy? It is only God, the God without the slightest inferiority (which introduced the filioque) may ultimately offer the Gifts into the Body and Blood of Christ. “Prelogin with Your Holy Spirit…” (prayer of the priest during the Liturgy).
If not, what do we take communion? And do we have hope for salvation, not partaking of the true Body and Blood of Christ? After all, the gospel shows quite clearly: “Jesus said unto them, verily, verily, I say unto you, except ye eat the flesh of the Son of man and drink His Blood, ye shall not have life in you” (Jn. 6, 53).
In fact, Catholics themselves feel it because they have no prayer of invocation of the Holy spirit in the Liturgy.
Secondly, it is the dogma of the primacy of the Pope. “If the firstfruits is Holy, then the whole; and if the root be Holy, so are the branches” (ROM. 11, 16). If the head of the Body of the Church of Christ we are saved. But if dad?
St. Ignatius Bryanchaninov described this doctrine in these words: “Romanism assigns to the Pope the properties of Christ and reject Christ. Some Western writers almost explicitly said this denial, saying that the less sin – the denial of Christ than the sin of abdication of the Pope. The Pope is the idol of the Papists, he is the God of them. Because of this terrible delusion the grace of God departed from the Papists; they are committed to themselves and Satan – the inventor and father of all heresies, including the papacy… No heresy is not expressed so openly and blatantly excessive pride, the cruel contempt for people and hatred”.
With the removal of Christ from a primacy in the Church, the Church ceases to exist. “The Church does not have them (latinas – Ed.) for the Union with the Head broken” (Archimandrite John (krestiankin)).
To say that this dogma contradicts Scripture, there is no need because of the complete evidence.
Thirdly, it is the dogma of the immaculate conception of the blessed virgin. Catholics, of course, not saying that the mother of God conceived, as Christ, by the Holy spirit. But they say that at the very moment of her conception, She was freed from the original sin of Adam. In addition, it is contrary to the Scripture (“Wherefore, as by one man sin entered into the world, and death by sin, and so death passed upon all men, because all sinned” (ROM. 5, 12)), the dogma of the immaculate conception leads to the cross the Sacrifice of Christ was in vain against the Mother of God. She was not needed in this case. It is not the blasphemy against the Savior?
Fourth, it is Catholic teaching about salvation. Came up with it Anselm of Canterbury shortly after the fall of the Latins from the Church in 1054 is Expressed the doctrine in purely legal categories. Adam broke the commandment and the God caused the insult. For the insult you need to pay satisfaction (satisfaction). But since God is infinite, and endlessly insulting, and therefore the satisfaction must be infinite. And this infinite satisfaction could pay only the infinite God himself, Jesus Christ.
Thus, the relationship of God and man – the litigation: who owes whom and how much. Here there was no love like there’s no place for correction of man’s fallen nature. For us salvation is a return to a loving Heavenly father to us, for Catholics, the payment of the debt.
From this teaching, which puts the relationship of God and man in the legal framework, grew up the doctrine of supererogatory merits of saints, indulgences, etc. of Indulgences, by the way, still exist today, the current “Manual of indulgences” (“Enchiridion Indulgentiarum”) the Vatican has taken in 1967
To the dogmatic differences join not less significant the differences in the way of Holiness and prayer. If the Orthodoxy of correct spiritual life leads to a vision of his sins, the Catholic right is considered life, leading to consciousness of his Holiness.
With the removal of Christ from a primacy in the Church, the Church ceases to exist.The monk Sisoi the Great (fifth century) before his death said, “Truly I don’t know, did I at least the beginning of my repentance”. Similar humility, consciousness of his sinfulness and trust in God was tested, and all Orthodox saints. But “saints” in Catholicism aware of the opposite. “I’m not aware for any sin that is not atoned for would be confession and repentance” (St. Francis of Assisi, thirteenth century).
The image of the spirituality that is cultivated in Catholicism, in Orthodoxy, is called directly and clearly – the beauty of it.
The founder of the Jesuit order Ignatius of Loyola (sixteenth century) in his book “Spiritual exercises” appeals to the imagination of God, the crucified Christ, angels, the blessed virgin, the saints, etc.
Orthodox Holy fathers strictly prohibit, as it leads to the charm. For example, the monk Gregory the Sinaite (XIV century) writes: “the Beauty of, say, two types of is, or, better, finds, in the form of dreams and effects, but pride has its beginning and reason. <…> The first look of the charm – from the dreams. The second image <…> start your have <…> in sensuality, born from natural lust. In this state, the deceived is taken to prophesying, gives false predictions. <…> The demon of lewdness, is overshadowed with their mind voluptuous fire, drives them crazy, dreamy introducing them to some of the saints, allowing them to hear their words and see the faces”.
All these differences of the Latins with the teachings of the Church of Christ established in the Catholic for nearly a thousand years leave no doubt: a Latinism has long turned into a Simulacrum, which was deprived of even the outward signs of Christ’s Church, not to mention the fact. And with that, all offers to join Patriarch Bartholomew.
There is no doubt that in anticipation of the incipient unification of these two Simulacra of those who were forced to admit ptsu, closing his eyes to grace their “hierarchy” will make a close eye on all of the above misconceptions of Catholics.
The only thing that could somehow affect the course of events is the failure of other local Churches, is not recognized even over a rule Fanara, to participate in such iniquity, as well as a solid confession of faith the bishops of the Greek and Alexandrian Churches who are aware of the consequences of their Patriarch Bartholomew.Kirill Alexandrov