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The Spirit of Judas: The Ecumenist Activities of the World Orthodox During Holy Week

Updated: May 7

By Subdeacon Nektarios, M.A.


For Orthodox Christians, Pascha is the feasts of all feasts where we celebrate the Resurrection of our Lord, God, and Savior Jesus Christ from His three days in the tomb, His conquering of Hades and death, and the promise of salvation of the human race. In our holy liturgical text of the Church we sing,

Troparion — Tone 4

Christ is risen from the dead, trampling down death by death, and upon those in the tombs bestowing life!

Troparion — Tone 8

Before the dawn Mary and the women came, and found the stone rolled away from the tomb. They heard the angelic voice: “Why do you seek among the dead as a Man, the One Who is everlasting Light? Behold the clothes in the grave; go and proclaim to the world: ‘The Lord is risen; He has slain death, as He is the Son of God, saving the race of man.’”

Kontakion — Tone 8

You descended into the tomb, O Immortal, You destroyed the power of death. In victory You arose, O Christ God, proclaiming: “Rejoice!” to the Myrrh-bearing Women, granting peace to Your Apostles, and bestowing Resurrection on the fallen.

However, as one might expect, the modernistic jurisdictions during the holiest period of the liturgical year turned that up-side-down and created multiple scandals across the world by betraying the teachings of Christ and Traditions of the Church. From the Greek Orthodox Patriarch of Alexandria in Zimbabwe “ordaining” a married female to the diaconate to serve in the same exact capacity as a male deacon, blatantly overthrowing the canons; to here in the United States with the Arch-Heresiarch Elpidophoros inviting the extremely controversial Papist Cardinal Timothy Dolan to a Holy Week service where the heretic cardinal “blessed” the laity with holy water and where they publicly prayed together; to Metropolitan Methodios of Boston who invited and prayed with another controversial sex scandal Papist cardinal, Sean P. O’Malley; to Protopresbyter Evagoras Constantinides, the Director of Special Events for the Office of the Archbishop and Dean of the Saints Constantine and Helen Greek Orthodox Cathedral of Brooklyn, praying with a heretical Episcopalian and publicly celebrating on his X/Twitter account the joint prayer of Methodios with the papist cardinal, O’Malley; to Father Fouad Saba, the iconoclastic priest of the Antiochian Archdiocese processing in the Church with a Monophysite and what appears to be a papist clergyman and praying with them as well.

As many know, all these events are typical yearly events from those practitioners of the heresy of Ecumenism. Despite being a yearly event from these pseudo-bishops and clergy many of the laity across social media have been scandalized by these events with hundreds of comments of Anaxios, Anathema, and other comments of disappointment, shock, upset, and disgust at these canonical violations and blatant disregard for the holy tradition of the Orthodox Church. The laity in these modernistic jurisdictions are becoming aware that their hierarchs are sprinting down the path of apostasy and rushing in the religion of antichrist that “leadeth to destruction” (Matthew 7:13, KJV).

Sadly, there are others who, still in their hazed stupor, ignoring that these issues of heresy are constant, consistent, and embraced entirely by the synods of the Patriarchates of Antioch, Alexandria, and Constantinople, are giving the excuse that these heretical clergymen were not vested but were only in their “street clothes,” that they are “honoring recent traditions,” and other excuses so that these events can be dismissed as if there is nothing wrong. Are these excuses and illegitimate justifications still going to stand? To answer these questions, again we just have to look to the scriptures, canons, councils, liturgical texts, and lives of the Church Fathers to see clearly that these heretical acts are anathema and that we are all called to flee these heretics as Saint Paul tells us saying, “Now we command you, brethren, in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, that ye withdraw yourselves from every brother that walketh disorderly, and not after the tradition which he received of us” (2 Thessalonians 3:6, KJV) and to come under a bishop and synod that are confessors of Holy Orthodoxy and rightly dividing the word of truth.



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