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The term “World Orthodoxy” refers to those Patriarchates and autocephalous Churches which call themselves Orthodox but have fallen into the heresy of Ecumenism. Ecumenism is the mother of all heresies, which seeks to unite within itself all heresies, all religions, under the auspices of so-called “love”, overlooking their doctrinal errors. It rejects the Orthodox Creed, which professes One, Holy, Catholic and Apostolic Church, by confessing a new creed, which accepts all religions, all creeds, all ideas, all gods, as leading to salvation.

Although World Orthodoxy considers itself “canonical”, belonging to the Orthodox family of independent churches, yet, because they have succumbed to heresy, and even fallen under the anathema against this heresy, they have lost their canonicity; for canonicity only remains intact if one maintains the Orthodox Faith and Apostolic Succession.

We find ourselves today in the same situation in which St. Maximos the Confessor found himself, when at that time the Monothelite heresy had swept the Eastern Patriarchates. All the Patriarchates considered themselves “Orthodox”, but as the history of the Church affirms, they were not, because they espoused heresy, doing this en masse, as today we see all the Patriarchates and autocephalous churches have done with the heresy of Ecumenism. They have all remained in communion with each other and have all espoused the heresy of Ecumenism, and on top of this, have added Freemasonry, Modernism, Phyletism, and other heresies and false teachings.

The 1983 Anathema Against Ecumenism

TO THOSE who attack the Church of Christ by teaching that Christ’s Church is divided into so-called “branches” which differ in doctrine and way of life, or that the Church does not exist visibly, but will be formed in the future when all “branches” or sects or denominations, and even religions will be united into one body; and who do not distinguish the priesthood and mysteries of the Church from those of the heretics, but say that the baptism and eucharist of heretics is effectual for salvation; therefore, to those who knowingly have communion with these aforementioned heretics or who advocate, disseminate, or defend their new heresy of ecumenism under the pretext of brotherly love or the supposed unification of separated Christians, ANATHEMA.

[Anathema means a complete cutting off from God and separation from the Church and consignment to the devil.]

Related Link:

Timeline of the Church of the Genuine Orthodox Christians of Russia and Greece
and the Great Apostasy of Orthodoxy in the 20th Century

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Against the Ecumenist Heresy:

Ecumenism in the Patriarchates

Some Heretical Gatherings or Organizations
to which the Ecumenists Belong or Support

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