NEW HERESIES VS ORTHODOXY
The Ever-Memorable Bishop Augustine (Kantiotes of Florina
by Matushka Constantina
"Wolves in the sheepfold!!"
A drawing by His Eminence of blessed memory, Augustinos of Florina.(Source)
New Heresies by +Metropolitan Augoustinos (Kantiotes) of Florina
"We will not deny you, beloved Orthodoxy" – Joseph Vryennios (St. Mark of Ephesus' spiritual father)
Of late, certain theologians, under the influence of contemporary, world-wide currents, have begun to savor the words "ecumenicity", "ecumenical spirit", and "ecumenical movement", as if they were hard-candy. Ecumenicity; what a beautiful word! And yet, behind these words, lay hidden a most fearful danger for Orthodoxy. What is this danger? We will show you by means of an example.
Imagine a woman, a woman faithful to her husband, a woman who will allow no third party to enter into their relationship, ever mindful of the promises which she had made before God and before men. She is a woman of exceptional beauty, drawing the eye of many a man. On account of her uprightness, however, anyone who dares to touch, or to proposition her, immediately meets with her anger. Should such a one persist, this honorable woman will deliver a strong slap to his face in order bring him to his senses.
Those men who are learned in this vile business, however, will try another method. These will try to uncover what it is that this woman likes; does she perhaps love poetry, or philosophy, or art? By means of these things the secret admirer will trap her.