Well I guess all the Orthodox leaders (at least in the US) have sucumbed to Ecumenism while Linus alone holds fast to the Orthodox faith. It sounds like you are the biggest candidate here for ROAC.
Make up your mind, please!
Am I a Sola Scriptura
Protestant or a ROAC fanatic?
Who said "all the Orthodox leaders (at least in the US) have succumbed to Ecumenism?"
Some of them may have. Others have not.
But even if a majority of them do succumb to ecumenism, that will not alter the truth, will not rewrite what the Fathers wrote or undecree what the ecumenical councils decreed.
Elisha: No, I don't assume so - I know so that the rites and praxis are similar. And I have followed the threads enough to know that you just refuse to even try and look at the issues w/o bias and with any sort of an open mind or charity.
And I know you have long held some sort of personal dislike for me that colors your perception. You have displayed it often enough in other contexts and long before this present discussion began.
You would have to remove the bias in your own eye before you could begin to see the bias in mine.
Elisha: I think everyone here, and most especially Linus could do with a good dose of Fr. Seraphim Rose. I'm no disciple - I just appreciate his love for everyone. To quote him, "I myself fear the cold hearts of the "intellectually correct" far more than any errors you might find (in Augustine). I sense in these hearts a preparation for the work of the Antichrist (whose imitation of Christ must also extend to
"correct theology". I feel in Augustine the love of Christ." (from a letter of his in 1981)
I think you are taking Fr. Seraphim's words out of context to support something he would not have supported.
Are you saying he endorsed compromise with the Non-Chalcedonians or that he viewed loyalty to the Fathers and their councils as hyper-correctness?
I've read enough Seraphim Rose to know that is not the case.
As for "preparation for the work of Antichrist," what is that if not dialogues sponsored by the WCC, a blurring of the lines between old heresies and Orthodoxy, a denial of the words of the Fathers?
We are not talking about hyper-correctness in liturgical nuances or the rules of fasting here.
We are talking about the solemn, Holy Spirit-inspired decrees of the ecumenical councils and the consensus of the Orthodox Fathers.
Without them, the very foundation of Orthodoxy is destroyed.
Contradict them to "make friends," and there will be no Orthodoxy.