8 December 2016
An ordinary Catholic confuses the concept of ecumenism with the concept of unity. Christ prayed: “That they all may be one, as You, Father, are in Me, and I in You; that they also may be one in Us, that the world may believe that You sent Me.” (Joh 17:21)
“That they all may be one” – this part is taken out of context and is moreover explained in such way that we have to make unity even with heretics without them denying heresy. Some ecumenists say that we have to make unity even with pagans who de facto worship demons. And this is a model of the so-called New Age Religion (Church).
8 December 2016
The Byzantine Catholic Patriarchate (BCP), which is currently the prophetic voice of the one crying in the wilderness, expresses its support for “Pastoral Letter of the Synod of the UGCC about the dangers of gender ideology”.
Because of the need of internal restoration of the UGCC and Ukrainian society, the BCP also proposes the election of a new Head of the UGCC. The current Head of the UGCC unfortunately lacks sufficient prerequisites for such a difficult task as restoration of the Church.
Several key ideas selected from the declaration of the Synod of the UGCC. We quote:
“The true essence and goal of gender ideology remains hidden to the public. Therefore, the Ukrainian society, responsive to the assertion of its dignity and freedom, finds itself in danger of thoughtlessly adopting as truth questionable atheistic theories. Recently, gender theories have expanded greatly and the ideological influence of this system has increased, which contradicts the Christian faith, objective scientific facts and natural law.
The whole world is undergoing a crisis of faith; we are witnesses to mass apostasy from Christianity. Thank God that we can fight for the purity of faith. God has put us into this fight. We are not fighting for Ukraine only; God has put us on a battlefield to fight for the whole Church. Seeing how big this problem is, we say in prayer: “O God, what shall we do? We are not in a position as David against Goliath but rather as if we stood with a sling against an atom bomb. We have no chance. But we trust that You are Almighty, that You will overcome in this fight and that there will be spiritual resurrection.
2 December 2016
The Byzantine Universal (Catholic) Patriarchate (BCP), which is the voice of the one crying in the wilderness, hereby appeals to the leaders of the Moscow Patriarchate of the Russian Orthodox Church to condemn the heretical Council in Crete. May the 29 November 2016 declaration of the Synod of the Bulgarian Orthodox Church be an example to them. The Bulgarian Synod unequivocally declares that the Council in Crete was neither Great, nor Holy, nor Pan-Orthodox. Furthermore, the Bulgarian Synod emphasizes that the texts adopted by the Council in Crete contain divergences from Orthodox tradition and the dogmatic and canonical tradition of the Church. Thus, they are not binding for an Orthodox Christian.
“To open their eyes, in order to turn them from darkness to light,
and from the power of Satan to God,
that they may receive, through faith in Me,
forgiveness of sins and an inheritance among those who are sanctified.”
“To open their eyes, in order to turn them from darkness to light, and from the power of Satan to God,
that they may receive, through faith in Me, forgiveness of sins
and an inheritance among those who are sanctified.”
Jesus said these words when He appeared to the Apostle Paul before his conversion, on his way to Damascus. He went to Damascus to arrest Christians as their greatest enemy, and to bring them bound to Jerusalem. As he went on his way, at about noon Jesus appeared to him in a bright light. Paul fell from his horse, became blind, and had to be led by the hand into Damascus. When Jesus appeared to him, He said these words to him: “I send you to the Jewish people as well as to the Gentiles to open their eyes, in order to turn them from darkness to light, and from the power of Satan to God…”
Jesus entrusted the Apostle with the task of opening people’s eyes by bearing witness to Him in the power of God so that they may turn from darkness to light. So both the Jews and the Gentiles were in darkness and had to be converted. The Jews as well as the Gentiles were in the power of Satan and needed to turn to God. They had to receive Christ so as to receive, through faith in Him, forgiveness of sins and an inheritance among the sanctified.
Francis Bergoglio is an invalid Pope, his heretical exhortation AL is without force as well as the naming of 17 Cardinals
28 November 2016
The Word of God through the Apostle Paul is topical for today: “I marvel that you are turning away so soon from Him who called you in the grace of Christ, to a different gospel, which is not another; but there are some who trouble you and want to pervert the gospel of Christ. But even if we, or an angel from heaven, preach any other gospel to you than what we have preached to you, let him be accursed – anathema sit! As we have said before, so now I say again, if anyone preaches any other gospel to you than what you have received, let him be accursed – anathema sit!” (Gal 1:6-9)
The Byzantine Catholic (Universal) Patriarchate, which is the prophetic voice of the one crying in the wilderness, hereby again before all Catholics and Christians publishes: In the name of the Triune God, Father, Son and Holy Spirit, we declare that Francis Bergoglio is accursed, excluded from the Catholic Church because he preaches a gospel other than the one that was preached by the Apostles and the Church of Christ!
The Byzantine Catholic (Universal) Patriarchate (BCP), which is currently the prophetic voice of the one crying in the wilderness, defends the orthodox doctrine of the Holy Scripture and Tradition of the Apostles, Church Fathers and saints against modern heresies and against heretics who abuse ecclesiastical office towards self-destruction of Christianity. In this letter, we point out not only the positive aspects concerning the statements of Patriarch Kirill on his 70th birthday but in conclusion also the background which Patriarch Kirill represents.
Quotes from the statements of Patriarch Kirill on November 20, 2016:
“The Middle East is the birthplace of Christianity… Which is why killing Christians and driving them out of the region isn’t just a crime against religion and against human rights and freedoms: it is a civilizational disaster.”
Agreement with Trump on terrorism: “I have been positively impressed by the statements made by U.S. President-Elect Donald Trump. He clearly underlined the necessity to tackle Islamist radicalism and terrorism.”