15662Re: The difference
- Dec 11, 2005--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "vkozyreff"
> Dear KYRH,
> Sergianism and ecumenism are brothers, children of the same father
> and always linked with one another.
> In Christ,
> Vladimir Kozyreff
I am reluctant to say 'nonsense' but what you write - clearly - has
What is known as "ecumenism" grew out of Protestant denominations
trying to share resources in evangelising (and can, in its modern
form, be seen to start in the 1910 Edinburgh conference); what is
known as "Sergianism", in its modern form, grows out of a fear of
facing martyrdom, among Orthodox, under the persecution of atheist
forces, and a mistaken belief that a form of religious appeasement
would be necessary for the Church to survive.
All rather different.
You might argue that one of the corollaries of "Sergianism" is
pressure on the Russian Orthodox Church to engage in ecumenical
activities, primarily membership of the WCC; but that is not what you
God bless / Fr Daniel
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