- And from this, it seems that the Patriarchate
of Alexandria is doing much the same as Antioch,
except they say they are not in "full Communion"
with each-other, pending a decision from the
other Orthodox Churches and Synods. But this
statement says that the mutual anathemas have
been lifted, and that they recognize each-other
as having the "One Baptism" of the Church, and
that they can marry each-other, and that
ALL the Mysteries (Communion included) are to
be given to these "mixed Christian families,"
which indicates, it would seem, that the
Patriarchate of Alexandria is giving Communion
to the Monophysite spouses of her members,
at the very least.
From what I am seeing now, it would seem that
Jerusalem alone, of the original 5 Patriarchates,
has yet to compromise the faith.
How can we be in Communion with those who have
yet to embrace the Seven Ecumenical Councils?
Whoever fails to confess the entire and pure
faith of the Holy Councils, perfectly and
completely, is not Orthodox. The Councils
are not negotiable. Do we now improve upon
the Holy Spirit? Do we correct God? Are we
so wise as that? God save us from such "wisdom"!
Lord have mercy!