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The Heresy of Ecumenism and the Patristic Stand of the Orthodox
Number IV of Contributions to a Theology of Anti-Ecumenism

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

ISBN 0–911165–35–5
83 pp.

Metropolitan Cyprian shows that ecumenism is a heresy—indeed the panheresy—and places anti-ecumenism in its proper Patristic framework, which alone safeguards it from deviations. He demonstrates that Orthodox ecumenists have disturbed the foundations and bulwarks of the Orthodox Church, while, at the same time, some anti-ecumenists, by their oversights and excesses, have damaged the credibility of their witness. Insisting that the struggle against ecumenism be waged with charity, humility, and self-reproach, His Eminence calls all Orthodox to tread the “royal road” of moderation delineated by the Holy Fathers. The text is illustrated with several photographs.

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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.