Letter to the Editor: There is a Need for Pan-Orthodox Unity

FILE - In this file photo taken on Friday, Aug. 31, 2018, Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew I, right, the spiritual leader of the world's Orthodox Christians, sits with Patriarch Kirill of Moscow, during their meeting at the Patriarchate in Constantinople. (AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis, file)

To the Editor:

Why is it that so few voices are being raised against the ongoing controversy over the future status of the Ukrainian Church? Unless the present trend is reversed, the controversy will certainly lead to a major schism between the Ecumenical Patriarchate and the Church of Russia, impacting on all Orthodoxy.
Hopefully, that will not happen. There is still time to resolve the issue through dialogue and understanding. Pan-Orthodox unity needs to be maintained.

Dennis Menos
Potomac, MD

6 Comments

  1. Dennis your point is well taken. Unfortunately the Ecumenical Patriarch has gone down an uncanonical path. This is what happens when you have bishops without real flocks. Too much time for Byzantine intrigue and mischief.

    As a Greek I am embarrassed and apologize to our Slavic Orthodox brothers and sisters for the misfortune our misguided (best case) Ecumenical Patriarch has brought to your door.

  2. Maybe Greek Orthodox faithful who have been financially supporting “bishops without real flocks” should withhold a few months pay, maybe these “bishops” will regain consciousness.

    1. And…. you did not mention Anglo white supremacist Evangelical churches….. have always proven to be racist, antiorthodox, anti peace, pro war, pro colonization of the cultures of the world…. shilling for the United States, England and Canada…who happen to represent … the Anglo Evangelical degenerates ….dropping one bomb every 12 minutes of the day….. on the inferior and infidel countries of the world!

      We are tired of the …Russian’s are comming, the Russians are comming rants…most of the world ….has already…. dismissed that narrative …and rightfully so!

      Maybe you should try ….the Americans are comming , the British are comming narratives…. to catch up!

    2. Can i ask a question how come the Greeks are classified as ORTHODOX WHEN THE ONLY THING THEY SELEBRAITE WITH THE REST OF THE WORLD ORTHODOX PEPLE ITS ONLY EASTER SOHOW DOS THIS MAKE THAM ORTHODOX THE REST OF THE RELIGIOUS FESTIVE THAY SELEBRAITE WITH THE CATHOLICS

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