13 March 2008

Orthodox Monk vs. 'The Anti-Tradition Traditionalists'

I hadn't read any on Orthodox Monk's blog in a while, so I decided to check it out this afternoon. He has been righting the deranged, once again. I recommend checking out his most recent post.

I, for one, am glad that such a clear, honest, educated, and Orthodox voice is still around to explain to the whackiness-spreaders the nature of their errors.

It is no surprise to me that there is much interest in resurrecting Origenism in the current social climate. After all, an Origenist conception of the universe would be much more open to ecumenical dialog, syncretism, and pagan philosophy--because that's exactly what it did to Christianity when it was propagated the first time. Despite what Kyriakos Markides says, you can't dig Origen back up, overturn the findings of three ecumenical councils concerning his teachings, and introduce that back into the Church. Such a thing is a total denial that the Holy Spirit has been leading, guiding, and instructing the Church since the Fifth Ecumenical Council, when the condemnations of Origenism were issued.

Lord, have mercy on the innovators!

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