- Dear List,
We understand now that sergianism is not an issue any longer, because
we do not know any longer what sergianism is about.
Let us forget what ecumenism is about, and it will stop being an
Is this not the real path to unity?
The Paris theological school opened the way. Why not follow it? Let
us say: there is a bad sergianism and a good one. As long as we
support the good one, there will be no problem.
The unity of "Ecumenism" is a myth which makes it impossible to use
this term as the name of a "heresy." There is good "ecumenism" and
bad "ecumenism." And as long as the Orthodox are permitted to fight
for the "good" one against the "bad" one, as long as their voice is
heard, as long as their consensus (with a few possible exceptions)
remains obvious and in fact increases, the question of the usefulness
of our participation in events like Uppsala may be debated as well as
that of our tactics, greater unity, better preparation, etc., but
there should be no room for accusations of betrayal and innuendos of
A Reply to the "Sorrowful Epistle" by Fr. Alexander Schmemann