Origin of Neo-Orthodoxy
BISHOP BRIAN J. KENNEDY, O.S.B.
The term Neo-Orthodox is used to define the church created by men who were and are under
the influence and illusion of Satan and his demonic minions. Hiding under the mantel of “Eastern Orthodox” they continue to spew forth the heresy and illusions spawned in hell by
the demonic forces.
THE TERM EASTERN ORTHODOX IS A MISNOMER AS THEY ARE NOT RIGHT ACTING OR RIGHT THINKING
Every Jurisdiction is man made. Christ and the Apostles did not establish any Jurisdiction. The office of Patriarch was created not by Angels or by Divine Mandate but by men, and sanctioned, titled and empowered by the Secular State. Those who occupy these ancients Apostolic Sees have redefined the Church in Political terms. They seek not to establish, preserve and defend the truths of Holy Orthodoxy but rather to establish, preserve and defend their political power.
The Eastern (Greek) Orthodox Patriarchate is generally considered to have been established in the year 451. At the time the Office of Greek Patriarch was established, the Eastern Church had a long history of heresy and schism from the ancient faith. The Holy Spirit did not inspire the heresies or the so called church leaders who teach these heresies. Where error and heresy abound, the devil is ever found.
The Office of Patriarch was the beginning of the Neo Orthodox Church (the church established by men) and the first order of business was to establish an office higher than Bishop. The Church established by Christ upon the Apostles had no office higher than Bishop. Prior to the establishment of the office of Patriarch, the Bishop at Constantinople was called an Arch Bishop. The term Arch Bishop was basically a meaningless title indicating he had authority over the Greek population in Turkey. He was based out of the city of Constantinople that today is called Istanbul, Turkey.
In their effort to establish their political superiority and seek justification for their self-aggrandizement they spared no expense to ensure their titles, claim to authority and position in the Imperial Court and in their man made church. Prior to the establishment of the office of Patriarch the Eastern Church had a long-term experience as being in error and schism from the ancient faith. Most notable of these are:
Antioch, Paul of Samosata 260-269 Modalist
AT THIS POINT THE OFFICE OF GREEK ORTHODOX PATRIARCH
WAS ESTABLISHED IN 451 AND THE FIVE PATRIARCHS OF EASTERN ORTHODOXY WAS FIRMLY ESTABLISHED
LET US REVIEW THE MEN THAT HEADED THE EASTERN CHURCH AND THEIR HERESY:
Alexandria, Dioscorus 448-51 Monophysite
The demonic spirit behind the establishment of the office of the Patriarchs is demonstrated by these historical facts which may be briefly summarized as follows: All three of the great Eastern sees were under the jurisdiction of heretical patriarchs simultaneously during five different periods: 357-60 (Arian), 475-77, 482-96, and 512-17 (all Monophysite), and 640-42 (Monothelite): a total of 26 years, or 9% of the time from 357 to 642. At least two out of three of the sees suffered under a heterodox "shepherd" simultaneously for 112 years, or 33% of the period from 341 to 681 (or, two-thirds heretical for one-third of the time), Thus the East, as represented by its three greatest bishops, was at least one-third heretical for nearly three-quarters of the time over a 340-year span. If we examine each city separately, we find, for example, that between 475 and 675, the patriarchs of Constantinople, Alexandria, and Antioch were outside the Catholic orthodox faith for 41%, 55%, and 58% of the time respectively.
Furthermore, these deplorable conditions often manifested themselves for long, unbroken terms: Antioch and Alexandria were Monophysite for 49 and 63 straight years (542-91 and 475-538 respectively), while Constantinople, the seat of the Byzantine Empire and the "New Rome," was embroiled in the Monothelite heresy for 54 consecutive years (610-64). There were at least (the list is not exhaustive) 41 heretical Patriarchs of these sees between 260 and 711.
Furthermore, essentially the entire Eastern Church seriously missed the mark doctrinally on at least two occasions: the "Robber Synod" at Ephesus in 449, and in the signing of the Monophysite Henoticon of the Emperor in 482. The record of heresy in the East, then, could scarcely be more sobering for those Orthodox who define the Church in terms of subordination or Communion with a Patriarch.
Eutyches [a Monophysite] was supported by the Imperial Court, and by Dioscorus the Patriarch of Alexandria . . . A general Council was summoned for the ensuing summer at Ephesus [in 449] . . . It was attended by sixty metropolitans, ten from each of the great divisions of the East; the whole number of bishops assembled amounted to one hundred and thirty-five.
The proceedings that followed were of so violent a character that the Council has gone down in history under the name of the Latrocinium or "Gang of Robbers." Eutyches was honorably acquitted, and his doctrine received . . . which seems to have been the spontaneous act of the assembled Fathers. The proceedings ended by Dioscorus excommunicating the Pope, and the Emperor issuing an edict in approval of the decision of the Council . . . The Council seems to have been unanimous, in the restoration of Eutyches; a more complete decision can hardly be imagined. It is true the whole number of signatures now extant, one hundred and eight, may seem small out of a thousand, the number of Sees in the East; but the attendance of Councils always bore a representative character.
The whole number of East and West was about eighteen hundred, yet the second Ecumenical Council was attended by only one hundred and fifty, which is but a twelfth part of the whole number; the Third Council by about two hundred, or a ninth; the Council of Nicaea itself numbered only three hundred and eighteen Bishops.
Moreover, when we look through the names subscribed to the Synodal
decision, we find that the misbelief, or misapprehension, or weakness, to
which this great offence must be attributed, was no local phenomenon, but
the unanimous sin of Bishops in every Patriarchate and of every school of the
Three out of the four patriarchs were in favor of the heresiarch, the fourth being on his trial. Of these Domnus of Antioch and Juvenal of Jerusalem acquitted him, on the grounds of his confessing the faith of Nicaea and Ephesus . . . Dioscorus . . . was on this occasion supported by those Churches which had so nobly stood by their patriarch Athanasius in the great Arian conflict. These three Patriarchs were supported by the Exarchs of Ephesus and Caesarea in Cappadocia; and both of these as well as Domnus and Juvenal, were supported in turn by their subordinate Metropolitans. Even the Sees under the influence of Constantinople, which was the remaining sixth division of the East, took part with Eutyches . . . Such was the state of Eastern Christendom in the year 449 JUST TWO YEARS BEFORE THE GREEK PATRIARCHATE WAS FIRMLY ESTABLISHED; a heresy, appealing to the Fathers, to the Creed, and, above all, to Scripture, was by a general Council, professing to be Ecumenical, received as true in the person of its promulgator. Certainly the Monophysite heresy was presented as apostolic truth in all its provinces from Macedonia to Egypt. The Patriarchs are today are heretical and estranged from the ancient faith in their teaching of the heresy of Ecumenism.
Conclusion: The Five Patriarchs were established by men who in order to satisfy their need for power, prestige and wealth created a “Neo-Orthodox” church. The church created by man.
The Eastern Church had a long and unquestioned history of heresy before the establishment of the office of Patriarch.
The Eastern Church had a long history of heresy after the office of Patriarch was established.
The Eastern Orthodox Church remains in heresy today in their teaching about Ecumenism and other heresies too numerous to mention in this short article. The Eastern Orthodox leadership remains the leaders of a church made by man.
THE RUSSIAN ORTHODOX PATRIARCHATE
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