The Deputy head of the Department for external Church relations of the Moscow Patriarchate Archpriest Nikolai Balashov
The Deputy head of the DECR, Archpriest Nikolai Balashov, said that Patriarch Bartholomew allowed himself a “serious distortion of the doctrine of the Church.”
Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew continues increasingly to violate the canons of Orthodoxy, reports “Interfax” words of the Deputy head of the Department for external Church relations of the Moscow Patriarchate Archpriest Nikolai Balashov.
Father Nicholas’m surprised at the Phanar forgot about the decisions of the Constantinople Cathedral in 1872, which condemned the heresy of ethnophyletism (preference of national interests of the Church; how his heresy condemned at Constantinople after the unilateral Declaration of Bulgarian autocephaly by the clergy of the national Church).
“Or sinful only Slavic nationalism and Greek – Holy and commendable?” perplexed clergyman of the Russian Orthodox Church.
He recalled that the Bishop of Rome fell away from the Orthodox Church “mainly because of his desire for power to rule over the Universal Church, and stand above her Cathedrals”.
According to the priest, Patriarch Bartholomew allowed himself a “serious distortion of the doctrine of the Church.”
“Primacy in Orthodoxy, any “race” or nation is another completely alien to the Orthodox faith to the new doctrine, is absolutely unacceptable, I believe, for all Churches, and especially the multinational Russian Church, uniting believers of many Nations belonging to dozens of different ethnic groups,” commented father Nicholas speech of Patriarch Bartholomew.
The Primate of the Church of Constantinople in the meeting of the city Board of the Greek Diaspora in Istanbul said that “brothers-Slavs can not tolerate the primacy of the Ecumenical Patriarchate and of our kind in Orthodoxy.” According to Patriarch Bartholomew, the ROC will have to obey his decisions regarding the Orthodoxy in Ukraine.