Against the New Calendar Schism


Archbishop and saint, Theophan of Poltava, was the greatest patristic scholar of the 20th century. The calendar change was the first step in ecumenism and the first step toward union with the West in prayer. Anthony (Khrapovitsky) called the calendar innovation “this senseless and pointless concession to Masonry and Papism”. FALLACIES OF NEW CALENDARISM AND ECUMENISM: TIME FALLACIES 1. Argumentum ab Annis — Argument because of age. — The idea is that truth is subject to aging. — Ex. That’s Victorian; that’s medieval; that’s primitive; that’s from the dark ages. — The idea is new so that means it’s better. — Explicitly the old is bad, implicitly the new is good. — The age of something has nothing to do with it…ASK FOR THE EVIDENCE. Argumentum ad Novitan aka The Fallacy of Novalty — Argument to the New — Explicitly the new is good, implicitly? the old is bad — Ex. You believe in that old stuff. The papal calendar has been condemned by no less than 13 Orthodox Councils: 1- the Pan Orthodox Council of 1583 2- the Pan Orthodox Council of 1587 3- the Pan Orthodox Council of 1593 4- the teaching of Patriarch Dositheos of Jerusalem and his Holy Synod in 1670 5- Ecumenical Patriarch Agathangelos and his Holy Synod in 1827 6- Ecumenical Patriarch Anthimos VII and his Holy Synod in 1895 7- Ecumenical Patriarch Joachim III and his Holy Synod in 1902 8- the Holy Synod of the church of Russia and the Holy Synod of the church of Romania and the Holy Synod of the church of