From the Interview, two examples of Branch Theory:
"GW - Bishop Kallistos, may I ask you how you understand the role of the ecumenical observers here at the Conference?
"KW - Well, most obviously it signifies that we are conscious that we are all members of one Body in Christ."
"The Anglican Communion cannot settle this without bearing in mind its bonds with the wider communion of the Church - the Orthodox and the Roman Catholics. And that is one thing, I think, that troubles us very much as Orthodox, as it troubles the Roman Catholics. We feel that the Anglican Church, on these matters which are of basic importance, has acted alone, without catholic consensus."
Met Kallistos, as the link to the review of his "Orthodox Church" affirms, has many natural gifts, one of which is great deliberation and care in his manner of speech. He is a good scholar and a better translator. This is not to say that he always speaks truthfully, that is according to the Truth, but he certainly speaks deliberately and with full knowledge of what he is saying. If an Orthodox person, rather than an Anglican media outlet, asked him point blank whether the "the fullness of the Church is found only in the Orthodox Church," he may indeed say yes, for such a statement does not imply that non-Orthodox are part of the Church in some "invisible" way. In his "Orthodox Church" he is famous for his statement that we can say where the Church is, but we cannot be so certain of where the Church is not. This phrase has been adopted quite widely as though it was the teaching of the Church, precisely because his book has become so foundational to those wanting to know more about the Orthodox Church. One cannot find a phrase among the Fathers of the Church that implies so much as this.
This interview was given at such a critical time in the Anglican Communion, when so many in the Anglican Communion were waking up to the falsehood, apostasy, and sanctioned debauchery that has come to characterize this sect. If anyone in the Orthodox world would be known to Anglicans, and perhaps listened to by Anglicans, it would be Met Kallistos. At such an opportune time, when so many Anglicans were hungry for the Truth, instead of bread they were given a stone in the form of these remarks. If Met Kallistos is correct, then down with St. Mark of Ephesus, down with St. Cyprian of Carthage, down with the Seven Ecumenical Councils, down with our new Holy Fathers St. Ignatius Brianchaninov and St. Theophan the Recluse, down with the newly exalted St. Justin (Popovic). Either let our Holy Fathers and saints be glorified, and the impiety of this man’s foolish intelligence be silenced, or let this man be right and the Orthodox faith be abolished, replaced by the New Religion of Antichrist. Rather, may Orthodoxy triumph, and may our Lord be worshipped in spirit AND in truth, and may the Lord cut off all smooth tongues who speak lies to those with itching ears, eager rather to bow to the Anglican relativism than to stand for the Truth. May this Metropolitan, the Met of the OCA, and the like-minded ones at St. Vladimir’s Seminar learn to find confidence and boldness in the Truth, rather than to be proclaimers of this falsehood.