The word “heresy” has quietly left our vocabulary. The “Sunday of Orthodoxy” reminds us that heresies are not to be taken lightly. Today, the pan-heresy of ecumenism is causing belief in the one, true Church to be left by the way side.
Elder Iakovos Tsalikis prayed fervently that Metropolitan Bartholomew would become Patriarch of Constantinople. Do we interpret this to mean that the Elder, who was seen as a holy man in the eyes of many Orthodox faithful, accepted the pan-heresy of ecumenism?
In absence of definite answers and scientific proofs to the big questions of life, we taunt God, and declare our self-sufficiency. How do answers provided by the Church settle our questioning minds without denying any true scientific finding?