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January 12, 2010

Orthodox Extremism: A Wolf in Sheep's Clothing

This video of Hieromonk John Vasilevski below was given to me by an Old Calendarist who considers himself a member of the "True Orthodox Church". People in the "True Orthodox Church" are Old Calendar extremists who in their paranoid and over-simplistic mentality consider all New Calendarists and those in communion with them to be on par with heretics and in league with the Antichrist in their misunderstanding of the Holy Canons and Holy Tradition. Because these people appear to be very pious and look very traditional and are so focused in their cult-like mentality (something which too many pious Orthodox have fallen for throughout its history over the centuries, ex. Arius and Basil the Bogomil), they have lead many Orthodox astray to be cut off from the communion of the Orthodox Church in their pursuit of an ecclesiology that is in fact opposed to both Holy Tradition and the Holy Canons.

Below is a talk which reveals all of the above clearly. Beware of wolves in sheeps clothing!