Friday, November 18, 2016


     The thrusts of Orthodox leaders, who repeatedly kiss and embrace as brother, the Pope of Rome together with other members of the Papacy, somehow forget that we are the Orthodox Church with its divine identity as the divine and human Body of Christ who is its only Head, and Orthodoxy is our precious and holy treasure to be guarded by all lovers of truth.  Present day Orthodox leaders, with little resistance from the faithful, embrace and kiss the popes of Rome greeting them with the absurdity that they are our equal brothers in the faith. But nothing can be further from the truth, and the Papacy should not be embraced by any Orthodox Christian.  Concerning the Papacy or Roman Catholicism, Dostoevsky says that it is even worse than atheism which preaches a belief in nothing. The Papacy preaches a distortion of Christ, teaching and practicing things directly opposed to His  teaching. As for those who seek unity with the Papacy would be to completely deny and abandon the true and Orthodox Faith. Nor can the Papacy join us and give up the idol that it worships who sits in majesty upon his throne in Rome.

     Orthodox faithful need to become vigilant and oppose the disaster to which leaders are foolishly seek to take them. Alexei Khomyakov clearly shows that the papacy is utterly defied by lies and depends on general ignorance of people in order to exist. There is no doubt that the Papacy has left the true Faith with they claim that they are the only true Church in which there is salvation .

     History does not disappear but remains as a testimony to the past, and this clearly shows that once the Latins or Papacy adopted the false teaching that the Spirit proceeds from the Father and the Son which being false is a heresy. They even went so far as to unlawfully take from us the name “Catholic Church,” which  confuses many people.  Truth remains truth and the truth that we are the one, holy, catholic and apostolic and orthodox Church remains as our constant confession and we know it is absolutely true.

     The Papacy had acquired a taste for earthy power and acquired it, and it basks in its absolute authority with its insane claim to infallibility! This means they do not seek and find and understand the truth themselves, for they believe that it will come from a man called the Pope. who sits on his throne and declares it. This is false and foolish for the Lord did not set up any superman, over His disciples. as infallible head of His Church, certainly not Peter for their claim of gaining Peter’s authority is empty because he had none and was even rebuked by St. Paul for error. Earthly power cannot acquire much but the Holy Church is filled with divine power and authority. Miracles are frequent and uplifting for all the faithful. Paralyzed are made whole, blind receive their sight, deaf and mute are cured and the dead are raised. Most of all is the divine bread and wine which are constantly being transformed into Christ.

One of the heresies adopted by the fallen of the Papacy is the false teaching that the Theotokos Mary was conceived without sin which is an impossibility. For though she never committed any sin for her conception was normal from Joachim and Anna, Only Jesus Christ was born without sin as we all believe and know, and we address Him as the :only sinless one.”

     There can be no union with the Pope in the Orthodox Church, He would have to remain As he is, head of the church and infallible and we would have to consider him before Christ as the as the source of all dogma and doctrine. This makes him be considered more important than Christ himself and we would have to believe not in Christ but in the Pope and his infallibility. For if a new dogma is brought to light, only the Pope’s infallible ability can discern according to the doctrine of the Papacy. But although we can become the image and likeness of God, we cannot be equal with God in all things, for complete perfection belongs only to God who is perfect by nature and is beyond our understanding. 

Tuesday, November 15, 2016


(Orthodox Observer July 7, 1994)

     During many lifetimes in the Greek Orthodox Church, there are only a few who realize the major events taking place in the Church, during the last and present century in which the Church is going through outright betrayal by our own Orthodox hierarchs.

     Jesus Christ is the Truth who descended from heaven in order to teach and preach truth and to save the human race by His sacrifice on the Cross. The divine  truth is and always will be attacked by Satan. A few years ago, the Pope invited the Patriarch to common prayer which he  accepted and they prayed. But who does the Pope represent and how did he get to operate his own personal and one-man ruled organization?

     For a thousand years the church of Rome, which was headed by various bishops was the western part of  the One Holy Catholic and Apostolic Church. Eventually leaders being filled with arrogance  broke away from the Church and gradually changed their “church” into something quite different than being a branch of the true Church. They made many changes concerning which we will deal with but a few.

     Contrary to Christ’s command that we be humble minded (Christ taught us to: “Learn of me for I am meek and humble in my heart:”) and not exalted. He chose not a single man named Peter, but chose twelve men who became His disciples and later the twelve Apostles who preached the holy Gospel. There was never ONE MAN RULE, which is the governing law of the Roman Catholic church. When Christ sent His Apostles, He addressed  all twelve sending them to preach the Gospel, as is recorded in the Bible, in the Book of Acts. This is what the fallen church of Rome understood during its first thousand years. But the spirit of arrogance had penetrated the church of Rome and successfully filled them with arrogance, and they desired and eventually seized absolute authority over the faithful. They must receive all their beliefs from the Pope and not from Jesus Christ

     None of the papists will deny that they were in the Church for a thousand years, but will make a newly introduced false claim that they are the true Church and the Orthodox (Greeks) have broken away, thereby accusing us of their own sin.

     But the Pope can be shown to be a great fraud by his very existence. The thousand-year history cannot be a fabricated lie and the facts herein are supported by early church history especially the beginning. This is clearly recorded in the Book  Acts of the Apostles. Perusing this book will show that no one individual, especially Peter, was in charge as the Papacy asserts so as to justify their infallible leader. They also fail to baptize as Christ commanded with three immersions completely under water as the Orthodox Church always did and continues to do. 

      Christ is the only one in the Church who has pre-eminence for He is our Lord and God. The popes have usurped the position and authority of Jesus Christ and the Holy Spirit. For they claim to be teachers and guides of their followers. As Scripture declares the Church has a single Head, Jesus Christ and Christ left us with a single Guide, the Holy Spirit. The Acts of the Apostle bears this out and shows no special authority invested in Peter or anyone else. In fact, the Bible shows that St. Paul rebuked St. Peter, where then was Peter’s authority and  superiority? The Popes having seized all authority and invested it in themselves then led the people far astray. If you ask most Roman Catholics who is the head of your Church, they will not identify Jesus Christ but will say, Pope of Rome, Nor do they start all prayers with the appeal to the Guide of the Church sent by Christ, the Holy Spirit as do the Orthodox. Our services begin with this prayer to our Guide who is God himself. “Heavenly King and Comforter, the Spirit of Truth, who are everywhere present and fills all things: treasury of good things and bountiful Giver of life: come and abide in us, cleanse us from every impurity and save our souls O Good One.”