THE BIG FLAW OF ECUMENISM
“ Above everything is love. The thing that must concern you my children, is love for the others, for their souls. Whatever we do, whether it is prayer or offering advice or pointing out some error, let us do it with love.” Elder Porphyrios
The roots of the ecumenical movement date back to the early part of the 20th century – almost a hundred years. The original idea was that the Protestants work to seek mutual unity, and then seek to unite themselves to the Orthodox Church, that is to abandon error and accept the living Orthodox Faith.
The Orthodox participants working with the W.C.C. who preach and practice ecumenism, know that they are limited in certain things, and that they should not and I believe will not deny Orthodoxy. They have been gathering and meeting with the heterodox for about a half century.