The Universal Importance of the Anathema Against Ecumenism: Why the 1983 Anathema is a Principle of Unity for the Orthodox and a Cause of Separation for the Lukewarm

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The Universal Importance of the Anathema Against Ecumenism: Why the 1983 Anathema is a Principle of Unity for the Orthodox and a Cause of Separation for the Lukewarm

NFTU received the following request from the commenter “Diakrisis Dogmaton”:

“Please consider posting the attached PDF as an article on NFTU. It deals with a crucial topic, the official Anathema Against Ecumenism that was decreed by Saint Philaret and the entire Council of Bishops of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia in 1983. Despite all the jurisdictional controversies, all traditional Orthodox Christians should see in the Anathema a point of unity with other traditional Orthodox Christians. This is especially the case since it avoids the issue of the timetable of the loss of sacramental grace, but it does affirm that the heresy of ecumenism has already been judged.”

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