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"We have concluded that when the principle of phyletism (i.e. ecclesiastical nationalism) is juxtaposed with the teaching of the Gospel and the constant practice of the Church, it is not only foreign to it, but also completely opposed, to it. We decree the following in the Holy Spirit: 1. We reject and condemn racial division, that is, racial differences, national quarrels and disagreements in the Church of Christ, as being contrary to the teaching of the Gospel and the holy canons of our blessed fathers, on which the holy Church is established and which adorn human society and lead it to Divine piety. 2. In accordance with the holy canons, we proclaim that those who accept such division according to races and who dare to base on it hitherto unheard-of racial assemblies are foreign to the One, Holy, Catholic and Apostolic Church and are real schismatics."
Posted by Dean Calvert on 4/15/2012, 12:44 pm, in reply to "Paschal Messages from Primates"
Easter 2012 Christ has truly risen ... "The Violent Life of Christ" (St. John Chrysostom)
Holiday of Resurrection. "Holiday Please, festival of hope" because we are looking forward to the face than the face of death. Ugly face of death. Then we see the face that reflects the bright face of a man is not reconciliation, but whatever reflects the face of God who has a law, and has a law. But he has mercy, above all the law and above all law. We in this circumstance in which our hearts are filled with hope and with hope on, look to the eternal life which manifested itself already and is located in the resurrection of our Lord Jesus Christ, which we will do.
Rejoicing in the Resurrection, our hopes Adamha bones of God on you and our country and every country and make a blessed feast.
† Ignatius IV
, Patriarch of Antioch and All the East
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