Where Is The True Church?

NOT in World Orthodoxy...

...When "Orthodox" scholars pick up the teaching of these pseudo-patristic scholars or make their own researches in the same rationalistic spirit, the outcome can be tragic; for such scholars are taken by many to be "spokesmen for Orthodoxy," and their rationalistic pronouncements to be part of an "authentically patristic" outlook, thus deceiving many Orthodox Christians. Father Alexander Schmemann, for example, while pretending to set himself free from the "Western captivity" which, in his ignorance of the true Patristic tradition of recent centuries (which is to be found more in the monasteries than in the academies), he fancies to have completely dominated Orthodox theology in modern times, has himself become the captive of Protestant rationalistic ideas concerning liturgical theology, as has been well pointed out by Protopresbyter Michael Pomazansky, a genuine Patristic theologian of today...

Above quote taken from: Holy Fathers Part 1 by Fr. Seraphim Rose †

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

When one considers the legacy and writings of the OCA "Fathers"-- Schmemann, Meyendorff, Hopko, and now Tarazi-- these former words of Father Seraphim Rose ring all too painfully true! Not only have these OCA "Fathers" of St. Vladimir's Seminary awarded an honorary degree to the decorated KGB agent Drozhdov, we now have SVS's Father Paul Nadim Tarazi teaching a generation of pseudo-Orthodox seminarians that the Orthodox Church was primarily an invention of the Apostle Paul. Tarazi's prelest now rivals that of of the most delusional of the post-Tubingenian Protestant "scholars"...

Joanna Higginbotham said...

Speaking of St. Vladimir's Seminary...

There are seminarians at St. Vladimir Seminary who believe that women should be ordained priests. It's what they are being taught. And the teachings started with Timothy Ware.

http://jandyongenesis.blogspot.com/2009/01/women-priests.html