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“Schism” or “Walling-Off”?
The Calendar Question and the Heresy of Ecumenism

by Metropolitan Cyprian of Oropos and Fili
Translated by Archbishop Chrysostomos of Etna and Hieromonk Patapios

19 pp.

An excellent, succinct defense, in the form of a pastoral letter, of what Saint Theodore the Studite called “God-pleasing resistance” against dogmatic deviations. Metropolitan Cyprian argues that the Church (“Old”) Calendar is part and parcel of Holy Tradition and proves that the calendar reform cannot be detached from the ecumenical movement. In the light of recent Church events, he also shows why genuine Old Calendarists cannot accept the “Uniate” solution devised by the Orthodox ecumenists in response to divisions in the Church.

About the Author
The Most Reverend Cyprian, Dr. Theol. (honoris causa), is Metropolitan of Oropos and Fili and President of the Holy Synod in Resistance, Orthodox Church of Greece. He is a spiritual son of the renowned Elder, Archimandrite Philotheos (Zervakos).
About the Translators
The Most Reverend Dr. Chrysostomos is a Senior Scholar at the C.T.O.S. He completed his studies in history (with a concentration in Byzantine historical theology) at the University of California, the Licentiate in Theology at the C.T.O.S., and his graduate study in psychology at Princeton University. He has held professorial posts at the University of California, Ashland Theological Seminary, and Ashland University and visiting professorships at the Theological Institute of Uppsala University (Sweden) and, as a Fulbright Scholar in Romania, at the University of Bucharest, the Alexandru I. Cuza University of Iaşi, and the Ion Mincu University of Architecture and Urbanism. His Eminence is also former Executive Director of the United States Fulbright Commission in Romania.

Hieromonk Patapios, Academic Director of the C.T.O.S., holds the honors B.A. from Cambridge University, the Licentiate in Orthodox Theological Studies from the C.T.O.S., graduate degrees from the Pennsylvania State University and the University of Pittsburgh, and the Doctor of Theology degree in Patristics from the Graduate Theological Union, Berkeley.