It is unfortunate for His All Holiness that it is so easy to notice when he speaks with two mouths, in one instance, saying
"Through this strategy we are not betraying Orthodoxy, as criticized, nor do we support ecumenistic concepts, but we proclaim to the heterodox and to all the truth of Orthodoxy," going on, to speak of "The eventual recognition and the acceptance of the heterodox of the one Orthodox faith."
Is this to say, that one day, he says the heterodox will become Orthodox? Is he in fact saying, that by accepting the one Orthodox faith, they would realize it's Truth? For it was just said, "We proclaim to the heterodox and to all the truth of Orthodoxy" so, is he saying that he aims to bring the heterodox to the truth?
Then His All Holiness must be speaking with his other mouth over a year ago, saying that the Orthodox Church does not aim to convince others to another specific perception of truth or revelation nor to convert them to another way of thinking. If he just said he aims to bring all the heterodox to recognize, and then accept
the Truth of Orthodoxy, then why does he say he does not want to change the "truths" of the heterodox? Did he change his mind? Or is he simply talking with two mouths?
If his mind has been changed, and he now believes that the Orthodox Church holds the entire Truth, is he ready now to condemn Patriarch Athenagoras and his synchronistic ecumenism? It was just said, that himself, he is not an ecumenist nor does he believe in synchronistic branch theory. So, if he does not believe in this, perhaps he is ready to condemn Patriarch Athenagoras when he spoke:
"Who's criterion by which to prove the claimed exclusiveness of truth? Whatever be is said, the fact remains that as divided, the Church is not healthy but wounded, and a part/section can never be arrogated in the entire truth."
If His All Holiness is ready to proclaim the whole Truth, then is he ready to also condemn his statement that was said by him in november of 2005:
"The differences between Muslims and Christians have their roots in politics not faith"
To speak the whole Truth is one thing, but how about in actions? Is he ready to tell his delegations to the pope to cease to bow and kiss the hand of a schismatic as they now do every year and at the popes ordination? Will he now take back his gift of the koran at the coca cola festivities? Will he now cease to pray with cacodox? Is His All Holiness ready to repent for bringing a heretical heirarch into the liturgy on the Sunday of the Triumph of Orthodoxy, not even with courage to proclaim with the Holy Fathers, "Anathema"?
No longer, or never an ecumenist? Perhaps His All Holiness will then agree to take back what he said back as an archimandrite, speaking of the sacred canons, that "many of them can not be followed today" and that the ones regarding Orthodox and Heterodox should be modified seeing as they contradict "this common prayer with them [the heterodox] for the final union of faith, in hope and in love".
It is unfortunate for His All Holiness, that he has been unable to repeal those canons yet due to delays of the coming Great and Holy Council. Wouldn't it have been convenient for these canons to be repealed earlier? That way, the epilogue of the Canons addressing the bishops would not speak prophetically on the current schisms of the Orthodox church on such an outdated canon:
"If you remain in them you shall be saved and shall have peace, but if you disobey, you shall suffer torments and you shall have everlasting war with one another, receiving as reward a fitting judgment for heedlessness"Sources:
At the conference in Vienna, Islam in a Pluralistic World November of 2005, his address
his speech is quoted there, and the quote is at page 304
Ok, the two quotes about canons by then Archimandrite Bartholomew is from this, which he wrote:
Ἀρχιμ. ΒΑΡΘΟΛΟΜΑΙΟΥ ΑΡΧΟΝΤΩΝΗ, Περί τήν κωδικοποίησιν τῶν Ἱ. Κανόνων καίτῶν κανονικῶν διατάξεων ἐν τῇ Ὀρθοδόξῳ Ἐκκλησίᾳ, ἈνάλεκταΒλατάδων 6,Θεσσαλονίκη 1970,σελ.27.31.70.
(terrible google translate):
Archimandrite. BARTHOLOMEW Arhondonis, About to encode the Holy. Rules Katy layout rules in the Orthodox Church, AnalektaVlatadon 6, Thessaloniki 1970, sel.27.31.70.
so there is the source for that one...
For the quote from Patriarch Athenegoras speaking about exlucivness of truth, a source:
Βλ. ΚΩΝΣΤΑΝΤΙΝΟΥ ΜΟΥΡΑΤΙΔΟΥ, ἔνθ’ἀνωτ., σελ. 29 καί τοῦ αὐτοῦ, Οἱ Ἱεροί Κανόνες στόχος καί ἑδραίωμα τῆς Ὀρθοδοξίας. Ἀπάντησις, εἰς τόν σεβασμιώτατον ἀρχιεπίσκοπον Θυατείρων καίΜ.Βρεττανίας κ.Ἀθηναγόραν,Ἀθῆναι1972,σελ.21-22.
(terrible google translate):
See KONSTANTINOU Mouratidis, enth'anot., Page 29 and the same, the sacred canons and objective ground of the Orthodox. Apantisis, in the Archbishop of Thyatira kaiM.Vrettanias k.Athinagoran, Athinai1972, p.21-22.
Patriarch Bartholomew saying that "we do not aim to convince. . ."
«Καθολική»,22-7-2003,σελ.4 καί 5 καί ΝΙΚΟΛΑΟΥ ΣΩΤΗΡΟΠΟΥΛΟΥ, Ἀντιοικουμενιστικά,Ἀθῆναι2004,σελ.24-26
(Terrible google translate)
'Catholic',22-7-2003, p.4 and 5 NICHOLAS Sotiropoulos, Antioikoumenistika, Athinai2004, p.24-26
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