The New Ecclesiology of Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew

neweclessiologypbSYNAXIS OF ORTHODOX CLERGY AND MONASTICS

Thessaloniki, November 19, 2014

Beloved Brethren,

Attached you will find a text prepared by the Synaxis of Orthodox Clergy and Monastics and signed by all its members which presents and examines the novel ecclesiological views recently expressed by Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew. You will note that six of the Church of Greece’s hierarchs – Andrew of Dryinoupolis, Seraphim of Piraeus, Paul of Glyfada, Seraphim of Kythira, Kosmas of Aetolia and Akarnanias, and Jeremiah of Gortynos -­ have already added their signatures to this document and it will certainly be signed by a broader segment of the clergy and laity in the coming days.
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With all due respect and honor, On behalf of the Synaxis of Orthodox Clergy and Monastics

Archimandrite Athanasios Anastasiou
Former Abbot of Great Meteora Monastery

Archimandrite Sarantis Sarantos
Rector of the Church of the Dormition of the Theotokos, Marousi, Attica, Greece

Archimandrite Gregory Hadjinicolaou
Abbot of Holy Trinity Monastery, Ano Gatzeas, Volos, Greece

Elder Efstratios, Priestmonk
Great Lavra Monastery, Mount Athos

Protopresbyter. George Metallinos
Professor Emeritus of the Theological Academy at the University of Athens, Greece

Protopresbyter. Theodore Zissis
Professor Emeritus of the Theological Academy at the University of Thessaloniki, Greece

THE NEW ECCLESIOLOGY OF THE ECUMENICAL PATRIARCH BARTHOLOMEW

  • VARIOUS FORMULATIONS OF ‚DIVIDED CHURCH’ ECCLESIOLOGY …1
  • HISTORICAL INSTANCES WHERE THIS NEW ECCLESIOLOGY HAS BEEN APPLIED …3
  • DENIAL OF THE CREED, FAITH „IN ONE CHURCH” …4
  • THE CHURCH IS ETERNALLY AND ISSOLUBLE, THE UNITY OF CHRIST AND THE IS FAITHFUL UNBREAKABLE…4
  • SINCE CHRIST „CANNOT BE DIVIDED”, IT IS SELF-­EVIDENT THAT UNITY IS A MARK OF THE CHURCH…5
  • THE CUTTING OFF OF THE HERETICS DOES NOT AFFECT THE CHURCH…6
  • HAS THE PRIESTHOOD OF THE BISHOPS BEEN ABOLISHED?…7
  • PAST RESISTENCE BY CEASING THE COMMEMORATION OF PATRIARCH ATHENAGORAS…8
  • APPENDIX 1 – PETITION SIGNATURE LIST

THE NEW ECCLESIOLOGY OF THE ECUMENICAL PATRIARCH BARTHOLOMEW (8-pages PDF)

source: orthodoxinfo.com/ecumenism/Petition-Concerning-the-New-Ecclesiology-of-Ecumenical-Patriarch-Bartholomew.pdf

cf.:  www.orthodoxiachristiana.cz/o-nove-eklesiologii-konstantinopolskeho-patriarchy-bartolomeje-c171