Apostasy

Renunciation of Apostasy

May 22, 2014

The following came to my attention.

1. Already even before the meeting in Jerusalem May 25, 2014, the Ecumenical Patriarchate website [http:// www. apostolicpilgrimage.org/ ] posted picture of “brotherly embrace” of the Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew and Roman Catholic Pope Francis with the images of brotherly embrace of their predecessors and icon of St. Peter and St. Andrew the Apostles of Lord God Jesus Christ as the background.

2. In his “Statement on the Meeting in Jerusalem with Pope Francis,” Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew writes: “With expectant joy and an abiding sense of fraternity, we look forward… to our commemorative encounter with our beloved brother in Christ, His Holiness Pope Francis” [1].

3. According to Archbishop Joseph E. Kurtz of Louisville, Kentucky, president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, the meeting between Pope Paul VI and Ecumenical Patriarch Athenagoras “was a joyful occasion that swept aside centuries of division.” Consequently, the meeting of their successors (Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew and Roman Pope Francis) “is expected to be a strong symbolic confirmation” of the previous commitment.

In a Joint Statement, Archbishop Demetrios and Catholic Archbishop Kurtz postulate that the 1964 meeting between Pope Paul VI and Ecumenical Patriarch Athenagoras “born good fruit.” In particular,

a/ 1054 mutual excommunications are erased from the memory of the Churches

b/ national theological dialogue set up in 1965 “has issued thirty agreed statements over the years”

c/ “joy that our Churches have increasingly been able to speak with one voice on the pressing issues that our society faces today.”

The authors of Joint Statement ask their people “to pray for the success of the upcoming meeting between Pope Francis and Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew in Jerusalem for the glory of God and the promotion of Christianity in our wounded world” [source: [GOA-NEWS] Joint Statement of Archbishop Demetrios and Catholic Archbishop Kurtz, and goarch mailing: archbishop demetrios, catholic archbishop kurtz celebrate growing closeness between orthodox and catholics ahead of ecumenical patriarch bartolomew, pope francis meeting in jerusalem] [2].

4. “A Joint Letter on the Meeting of Pope Francis and Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew in Jerusalem” by Metropolitan Methodios of Boston and Cardinal Sean Patrick O’Malley [3] proclaims that “As Popes and Patriarchs have affirmed, we have come to see ourselves as ‘sister churches’ who are responsible together for affirming the faith of the Apostles.”

5. The special website is set: Apostolic Pilgrimage to Jerusalem [ www. ApostolicPilgrimage. org ], at which the travel of “spiritual leaders” of Catholics and Christians is named “apostolic,” and which offers answer for the question “Who were the Apostles Peter and Andrew and what relationship do they have with Pope Francis and Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew?”

6. According to information in [4] ecumenical patriarch is named as a “spiritual leader of 250 million Orthodox Christians”; in [5] the number is higher: he is “a spiritual leader of over 300 million Orthodox faithful worldwide.”

Therefore, the referred above announcements of the Ecumenical Patriarchate and Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America and its Boston subdivision portray the papal church as the Christian “sister” church with the apostolic legacy, which is capable of affirming the apostolic faith and is expected to promote Christianity. Then, 250 or 300 million Orthodox Christians led by the “spiritual leader” of Ecumenical Patriarchate are expected (as the Bostonians already did) to erase the memory of previous discord and confrontation with papal “sister” church. The heresies, past atrocities, and crimes against humanity as well as the current disgrace of world–wide scandal with abuse of children are not even mentioned – evidently, they already are cast into the oblivion. The faithful are expected to work together with papal subjects in promoting Christianity worldwide under two embracing each other “brothers in Christ” – spiritual leader of Orthodox Christians and Roman pope (the Prefect of the Inquisition), who both are recognized as the spiritual successors of the Apostles of Lord Jesus Christ – St. Peter (pope) and St. Andrew (patriarch).

In my deep conviction, every human being has the inalienable right of freedom, including freedom of religion and freedom of expression. I respect the decision of any human being whoever he/she is to choose his/her own religion and to accept as brother/sister whoever he/she finds worthy.

However, respect to the freedom of the others does not mean giving up own freedom and accepting others’ opinions as the very own conviction.

The Christians have criteria of evaluation and commandments given by the Word–God: to judge by the fruits (deeds), to embody the words of God into building of own life, and to love the others as God loves {Matthew 7:15–27; 24:4–12; Luke 6:43–49: John 13:34–35; 14; 15; 16; 17}. The faith is shown by the deeds {in: Matthew 7:21–23; James 2:18, 26}.

Therefore, my opinion based on my Christian faith:

1. Catholicism is not Christianity: the official doctrine of the papal church of Rome is Aristotle–Aquinas’ political theology founded on heathen philosophy, which is rooted in the Orphic doctrine that sustains numerous cults of arch–enemy in image of “absolute divine animal” – arch–serpent/dragon; the papal faith is not compatible with Christianity, as the entire history of papal establishment confirms

2. anyone who accepts Catholicism as Christianity and papal clergy as “brothers in Christ” inevitably has to accept responsibility for the deeds of the papal establishment, which include

the Crusades

destruction of Constantinople and establishment of papal empire (short–lived) at the ruins of Christian temples

atrocities committed and terror unleashed by the Inquisition

anti–Semitism

centuries of religious persecutions, forceful conversion, burning people alive at the stakes for rejection of submission to the pope and “heresy,” which often – as it is, for instance, in the case of Bohemian priest Jan Hus – was literal following Christian teachings and consequent rejection of papal heresy, refusal to recognize the pope as the deified representative of God at the earth and as mediator between God and man, refusal to accept deprivation of the laity from the communion according to tradition established by Lord Jesus Christ, condemnation of corruption of the papal officials, and disagreement with fantasies of papal theologians and diviners

political assassinations, cooperation with Fascism and Nazism, corruption

abuse and mistreatment of children by papal clergy, esp. such disgrace as Magdalene laundries run by the Catholic nuns who were supposed to be embodiment of love to the underprivileged and sinners, torture and other cruel or degrading treatment and punishment of children (as it is stated in the UN Report), and world–wide net of “priests”–pedophiles

financial and other scandals

other shameful deeds

3. assertion of closeness of Christianity to Catholicism is similar to conversion into the papal faith, therefore, to apostasy: the Filioque included in papal creed, deification of the pope who asserts submission to him as the mandatory condition for salvation by God, forgiveness of sins that can be bought with money paid to papal clergy are not compatible with the Christian teachings

4. assertion of closeness of Christianity to Catholicism means acceptance of all “fruits” – heresies – brought forth by the papal theologians, especially by Thomas Aquinas (the main papal one) who justified execution of heretics, asserted that the papal church cannot imitate the mercy of God, and named God as the source of evil

5. it is crime against God: coming to agreement with the Ignatius of Loyola’s training of Catholic clergy, and especially Jesuits (including the current Roman pope), in blasphemies against Lord Jesus Christ and silencing own conscience, so the vice becomes the virtue, and black becomes white, if the pope and members of papal hierarchy – “superiors” wish so

6. the history of the papal establishment and the deeds of the papacy and papal subjects must not be cast into oblivion and erased from the memory of any Christian, because behind each of them are suffering, disgrace, or even agonizing death of human beings who were born to live according to blessings, love, and mercy of God, yet, were insulted, humiliated, tortured, killed by the beasts who covered their crimes with the name of Lord Jesus Christ

7. for a Christian, “brotherly embrace” with the Roman pope compared with embrace of the Apostles of Lord Jesus Christ, recognition of the Roman pope – Prefect of the Inquisition as the “brother in Christ,” and bestowing name of Christian church onto the papal establishment indicate acceptance of papal faith and permissibility of crimes committed by the papal subjects; they reveal loss of an ability to distinguish between the good and the evil, between the Christian teachings and heresy: it means conversion into papal faith – that is apostasy.

From my childhood, I was taught to follow teachings of my Lord God and Savior Jesus Christ: He is my Teacher, Leader, and Overseer of my soul, my Peace and Life and Light {Matthew 23:8–10; John 14; 15; 16; 17; 1 Peter 2:24–25} – only He, even if all “spiritual leaders of Orthodox Christians” and churches in the entire world accept Catholicism as Christianity, embrace papal subjects as “brothers,” and recognize Roman pope/prefect of the Inquisition as a successor of the Apostle of Christ, as “spiritual leader,” “universal shepherd,” the earthly deity/idol, whatever.

Therefore, as a Christian,

  1. I renounce the Ecumenical Patriarchate and the churches, which accept authority of the Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew, who asserts himself as a “spiritual leader” of 250 or 300 million of the Orthodox Christians and “fervent supplicant for all,” yet who, in his “brotherly unity” with the Roman pope/prefect of the Inquisition, will lead these 250 or 300 million souls into the pit of apostasy and consequent ultimate ruin

  2. I do not recognize such “spiritual leaders” as Christians and their establishments as Christian churches

  1. I have no part in their apostasy.

Alice Alexandra–Sofia Savitsky

May 22, 2014

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References:

[1] http:// www. patriarchate.org /documents/jerusalem-2014-statement

[2] “The Purpose of the Meeting Between Pope Francis and Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew in Jerusalem” @ http:// www. apostolicpilgrimage.org/purpose/-/asset_publisher/Lc68g4FKHfJl/content/the-purpose-of-the-meeting-between-pope-francis-and-ecumenical-patriarch-bartholomew-in-jerusalem

[3] “A Joint Letter on the Meeting of Pope Francis and Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew in Jerusalem @ http:// www. apostolicpilgrimage.org/news/-/asset_publisher/G9zKgl6D7kHj/content/a-joint-letter-by-metropolitan-methodios-of-boston-and-cardinal-sean-patrick-o-malley

[4] “Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew – A Passion For Peace” @ http:// www. apostolicpilgrimage.org/ who-is-the-ecumenical-patriarch-

[5] “Ecumenical Patriarchate Announces Official Delegation for Meeting with Pope Francis in Jerusalem May 25, 2014” @ http:// www. apostolicpilgrimage.org/news/-/asset_publisher/G9zKgl6D7kHj/content/ecumenical-patriarchate-announces-official-delegation-for-meeting-with-pope-francis-in-jerusalem-may-25-2014

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See also the following files:

Doctrine of Thomas Aquinas

Ecumenism

Apostasy

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Original text

in 2014, was posted @ my blog (closed now)

included in file Cyber Defense and Systems Logic – Selected Blog Posts,

which also is available for download @ Library Page of this website

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The referred files

are also offered for download @ the Library Page –

in single file version and pdf portfolio

To download this file, please click →  Renunciation of Apostasy

Referred books and other sources are included in References to Selections_&_Reprints

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