Synodikon of Orthodoxy 2024 – The Anathemas against heresies and heretics

By pr. Matei Vulcănescu -
4 months ago
  1. To Arius, the first fighter against God: Anathema!
  2. To Wulfila the semi-Arian, to Nestorius, to Macedonius – who say that the Holy Trinity suffered – and to Valentine: Anathema!
  3. To Peter the Fuller and fool, who said: “Holy Immortal, Who was crucified for us”: Anathema!
  4. To Paul of Samosata and to Theodotion: Anathema!
  5. To Peter the Paltry, the heretic, who was surnamed Lycopetrus, to the evil-minded Eutychius and Sabellios: Anathema!
  6. To Jacob the Armenian, to Dioscorus of Alexandria and to Severus, Sergius, Paul and Pyrrhus, together with Sergius, the disciple of Lycopetrus: Anathema!
  7. To the Origenists and to those along with them: Anathema!
  8. To the fallen and the anti-canonical patriarchs denying the Fourth Ecumenical Council, Karekin II of Armenia, Pope Tawadros II of Alexandria the Coptic Patriarch, Abune Mathias of Ethiopia, Ignatius Aphrem II of Antioch of the Syriac-Jacobites, Baselios Marthoma Mathews III of the Malankara Indians, who mistakenly call themselves “orthodox” and those who are in communion with them: Anathema!
  9. To those who deny the Fourth, Fifth and Sixth Holy Ecumenical Councils, monophysites, monothelites and monoenergists: Anathema!
  10. To the Eutychianites, Jacobites and Artzivurites: Anathema!
  11. To the dreadful assembly against the venerable icons: Anathema!
  12. To those who deny the Holy Seventh Ecumenical Council, to those who do not worship our Lord Jesus Christ represented in the icon according to His human nature: Anathema!
  13. To Barlaam of Calabria, Gregory Akyndinos, Prochoros of Kidonis, Nikiphoros Grigoras, Giorgios Lapithis and their successors: Anathema!
  14. To those who teach the neo-Barlaamite heresy, saying that the Grace of God is created, instead of uncreated: Anathema!
  15. To the blasphemer of Christ, Francis of Assisi with all the false “saints” of the papists: Anathema!
  16. To the baseless heresiarch Pope Francis I of old Rome, who has fallen according to the Canons, and to those who are in communion with him: Anathema!
  17. To those who teach that the Orthodox Church is a “sister Church” of the Roman Catholic congregation and other heresies: Anathema!
  18. To Martin Luther, John Calvin, Ulrich Zwigli, Henry VIII – the ungodly king, and to those assembled together with them and to all the Protestant groups: Anathema!
  19. To the heresiarch of the religious congregation of Anglicanism, Justin Welby, and to those who are in communion with him: Anathema!
  20. To those who deny and defame the Mother of God and the Trinity One in essence and undivided: rabbis of Judaism, Islamists and members of the “Watchtower” society of the pseudo Jehovah’s Witnesses: Anathema!
  21. To those who defame the sacraments of the Church: the Baptists, Adventists, Methodists and Pentecostals and to all the groups of non-denominational congregations: Anathema!
  22. To those who affirm that Baptism and Chrismation have equal status in the economy of the Church, and that the heretics who have been “received” by Chrismation do not need to be baptised in the Orthodox Church by triple immersion, promoting through this the baptismal heresy that recognises heretical “baptism”: Anathema!
  23. To those who preach and teach the pan-heresy of inter-Christian and inter-religious ecumenism: Anathema!
  24. To those who preach and teach the post-Patristic and post-canonical heresy, saying that the teachings of the Holy Fathers are obsolete: Anathema!
  25. To those who deny the Eighth and Ninth Ecumenical Councils, from the time of Saint Photios the Great and Saint Gregory Palamas, to the Papal-Filioquists: Anathema!
  26. To the so-called “World Council of Churches” (of heresies) which teaches that each Protestant branch is part of the Church of Christ and to those who take part in common prayers in the blasphemy and transgression of the Canons, the so-called “Week of Prayer for Christian unity” in January, who consider the heretics as “brothers in Christ”: Anathema!
  27. To the Toronto Statement (1950), to the Agreements of Balamand (1993) and Chambesy (1994) in which the anti-Chalcedonians were falsely recognized as Orthodox, and to the declarations from Porto Alegre (1997) and Busan (2013): Anathema!
  28. To those who teach that the Church includes all confessions that have departed from Her as “incomplete churches” and to those who say that there are Holy Sacraments, saving Grace and holiness outside the Orthodox Church, the One, Holy, Catholic and Apostolic: Anathema!
  29. To the ethno-phyletists who place their nation, family, tribe, or clan above the Church of Christ: Anathema!
  30. To the parasynagogue which is deceptively named “The Army of the Lord” and to their oath which blasphemes Holy Baptism, denying the fact that this is the washing of regeneration and considering it ineffective for salvation: Anathema!
  31. To those who teach that the Ecumenical Patriarch is “primus sine paribus”, that is the first without equals: Anathema!
  32. To the heretical texts of the ecumenist pseudo-synod of Crete in June 2016, called “The Holy and Great Council of the Orthodox Church” and to those who accept them and put them into practice, the texts which:
    • Enshrine the so-called “restoration of Christian unity” and the historical name of churches for heretics;
    • Enshrine the Constitution of the so-called “World Council of Churches” as a basis for dialogue with heretics – dogmatic minimalism;
    • Enshrine the Toronto Declaration, which states that there are members of the Church outside the walls of the Orthodox Church and that the Church of Christ is more inclusive than each and every member “church” of the so-called “World Council of Churches”;
    • Enshrine mixed-marriages (with heretics) through false economia;
    • Enshrine John Zizioulas’ concept about the “human person”: Anathema!
  33. To those who claim that not participating in the ecumenical movement creates a stumbling block to the Gospel of Christ, through lack of mutual understanding and cooperation with heretics: Anathema!
  34. To those who deny the truth that the Church of Christ is One and Unique, just as Christ the Head of the Church is One and Unique, having One Body which is the Orthodox Church: Anathema!
  35. To the Protestant theory of “the invisible Church as the Mystical Body of Christ”, where visible unity is achieved through cooperation and dialogue, forming the idea that the Orthodox Church and heterodox congregations are in the same House but have divisions between them: Anathema!
  36. To those who do not believe that only the Orthodox Church is the Church of Christ: Anathema!
  37. To the co-mingling of the Local Orthodox Churches with heterodox groups into a so-called “fellowship of churches that accept our Lord Jesus Christ as their God and Saviour”, and to the idea that by this, the Orthodox would give a common witness with these groups: Anathema!
  38. To those who affirm that the Church of Christ is in construction, “Christ gathering His children together to build His Church”, where the children are the Orthodox together with the heterodox groups: Anathema!
  39. To the Theosophists, Mormons, Freemasons, Rosicrucians, Scientologists, Gnostics, Esoterics, Neo-Marxists and to those who mix the Orthodox teaching with pseudo-scientific theories and pagan teachings: Anathema!
  40. To the Sergianists and to all those who are obedient to the secular state and the political powers to the detriment of the obedience to Christ and His Church: Anathema!
  41. To the so-called Christian yoga, bio-energy, homeopathy, crystal therapy, therapeutic radiesthesia, reiki therapy, acupuncture, neo-shamanism, practices and objects related to classical shamanism and witchcraft wrapped in science (crystals, healing metals, Torser – the star of bioenergetic medicine, anti-WiFi/4G/5G charms): Anathema!
  42. To the theistic evolutionary theory that states that the world and man are continuously evolving since the primordial state of creation, and denying the existence of a complete and unchanged human nature throughout time, thereby negating the purpose of the Incarnation of Christ by which He fully assumed human nature and opened up the possibility of salvation to the whole human race: Anathema!
  43. To the heresy of papal primacy and to any other form of papism or semi-papism introduced into the Orthodox synodal collegiality system (which has its origin in the way the Apostles gathered fraternally in the Synod of Jerusalem), a heresy proliferated today especially by the Patriarchate of Constantinople: Anathema!
  44. To the heretical theology of “Primus sine paribus” as expressed in the anti-canonical “Tomos of Autocephaly” granted by the Patriarchate of Constantinople to the schismatic Ukrainian construct of Epiphany Dumenko and his pseudo-synod: Anathema! To the Tomos of Autocephaly: Anathema! To Epiphany Dumenko and his pseudo-synod: Anathema!
  45. To all heretics: Anathema!
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