Tag: Ecumenism

  • New Calendarist Elders

    Part of my ongoing Correspondence series, featuring replies to people who contacted me and asked questions, mostly when I served as a priest (2008-2013). Dear Chris, I’m not surprised that you are struggling with the issue of how to view the New Calendarist elders. Almost everyone who comes down this path has to confront this […]

  • Statements Against Ecumenism by New Calendarists

    Part of my ongoing Correspondence series, featuring replies to people who contacted me and asked questions, mostly when I served as a priest (2008-2013). What is your take on this? Very strongly worded. The list of signers is impressive. A Confession of Faith Against Ecumenism Dear M., I rejoice when people in the New Calendar […]

  • Just One More Step…

    For many people, converting to the Orthodox Christian Church is a tough process. Whether coming from a secular background and having to deal with basic questions of faith, or coming from a Western Christian background and having to give up previous ways of thinking and familiar hymns and practices, the transition is often difficult. Add […]

  • Uncanonical

    Part of my ongoing Correspondence series, featuring replies to people who contacted me and asked questions, mostly when I served as a priest (2008-2013). Dear V., The Calendar was changed in 1924, and that was a big event in Greece.  At that time, about 25% of the people rejected the change, by some accounts.  Monks from Mount […]

  • New Calendarism, Vaganteism, and the True Orthodox Church

    In the last century, a new heresy permeated the Orthodox world, the heresy of ecumenism.  This umbrella term encompasses several related problems that have been eating away at Orthodox life for more than eighty years.  For the purposes of this article, we will use ecumenism as an umbrella term to refer to the problems of […]

  • Old vs. New Calendar: Frequently Asked Questions

    Q.  I’m Greek Orthodox but I’ve never heard of the “Old Calendar.”  Could you please explain what this means? A.  All Orthodox in the world used the Julian Calendar, which is currently thirteen days behind our modern civil calendar, until March 1924.  At that time, the bishops of the Church in Greece unilaterally converted their […]