Bishop Photios of Marathon Issues Response Concerning SiR Union

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Bishop Photios of Marathon Issues Response Concerning SiR Union

N.B. While we often aggregate news from other sources, with the following article, we owe Jean-Serge Katembue of http://orthodoxie-libre.over-blog.com/ our sincerest apologies. A copy-paste of their article which had spread twice over last week left the impression that this was recently stated and had parochial sanction, when it was in fact over a month and a half old. We had no intention of causing anyone any offense, and it appears the Church site article where it was gleaned from has disappeared. Since we usually only place part of the information from a news site to encourage visits to the author’s site, we are doing that now, as well as redating it to the proper date.

Answers to our questions regarding the Genuine Orthodox Church and the Synod in Resistance (Original in Greek)

In our open letter published of April 11th, 2014, we raised 8 questions regarding the union between the Genuine Orthodox Church under Kallinikos of Athens and the Synod in Resistance. Bishop Photios of Marathon has just replied these questions in Greek. He authorized us to make them public. Here are the answers.

Does the document allow true orthodox people to believe there is mysteriological grace within World orthodoxy?

RESPONSE 1: No. It is simply a gentle way of saying that there is no Grace of the Mysteries within World Orthodoxy, which takes into consideration pastoral considerations. See hereunder the relative comment by the Matthewite brother Vassilios at the end of the responses..

If so, then it opens the Pandora box with a series of terrible contradictions.

The full article may be read here: Answers to our questions regarding the Genuine Orthodox Church and the Synod in Resistance (Original in Greek)