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Anathemas Sunday Orthodoxy

Anathemas Sunday Orthodoxy

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The Anathemas of theSunday of Orthodoxy
 At the conclusion of the Divine Liturgy, after the dismissal, the clergy and servers come forth to the base of the solia, bearing ikons. The protos with the Cross remains on the amvon.
(This Service can be performed without a Bishop)
The Protodeacon begins thus
:
Who is so great a God as our God? Thou art the God who doeth wonders!
He repeateth the same three (3) times, in a progressively louder voice. Then he readeth the following – 
Celebrating today the Triumph of orthodoxy, O ye people, let us glorify above all our good God, who is blessed forever. This, ourGod, having taken thought for and established His beloved inheritance, the Holy Church, and having comforted with His trueword our forebears who fell away through our transgression, hath set our foundation in paradise. This, our God, directing mantoward His promise of salvation, let not Hmself bereft of witness, but, proclaimed the salvation which was to come, first throughthe forefathers and prophets, presenting it by diverse images. This is our God, who by the prophets of old spoke to the fathers veryoften and in diverse ways, and in these latter days has spoken to us in the SON, by whom time was created, who announced thegood pleasure of the Father for us, disclosed the mysteries of heaven, comfirmed the truth of the glad tidings by the power of theHoly Spirit, sent the Apostles throughout the whole world to preach the Gospel of the Kingdom, and comfirmed it with diversepowers and wonders. Following this saving revelation and holding fast to the good tidings thereof, we confess that:
WE believe
in one God, the Father Almighty, Maker of heaven and earth, and of all things visible and invisible:And in one Lord Jesus Christ, the Son of God, the Only-begotten, Begotten of the Father before all ages, Light of Light,True God of True God, Begotten, not made; of one essence with the Father, by whom all things were made: Who for usmen and for our salvation came down from the heavens, and was incarnate of the Holy Spirit and the Virgin Mary, and became man; And was crucified for us under Pontius Pilate, and suffered and was buried; And rose again on the thirdday, according to the Scriptures; And ascended into the heavens, and sitteth at the right hand of the Father; And shallcome again, with glory, to judge both the living and the dead, Whose kingdom shall have no end. And in the HolySpirit, the Lord, the Giver of Life, Who proceedeth from the Father, Who with the Father and the Son together isworshiped and glorified, Who spake by the Prophets; In One Holy Catholic and Apostolic Church. I Confess oneBaptism for the remission of sins. I look for the Resurrection of the dead, And the life of the world to come
Choir: AMEN!
 And he Chanteth:
This is the Faith of the Apostles! This is the Faith of the Fathers! This is the ORTHODOX (Catholic) Faith! (This is theFaith of the Orthodox) This Faith has established the Universe (
or the whole world
)!Furthermore, we accept and affirm the councils of the Holy Fathers (which number 7 in all), and their traditions andwritings with one accord with divine revelation. And though the enemies of Orthodoxy oppose this providence of theLord and saving revelation, yet has the Lord been midful of the reproaches of His servants; for He hath mocked themthat blaspheme his glory and hath affronted the audacious enemies of Orthodoxy and put them to flight.Therefore, as we bless and praise those who obey the divine revelation and confirm their will to it, so do we cut off andgive over to ANATHEMA those who oppose this Truth, if while the Lord awaited their return and repentance, theydid not repent; and in this we follow the sacred tradition of the early church, holding fast to her traditions.
Start in a Comfortably Low voice:
TO those who reject the existence of God and maintain this, His world is self-existent, and that everything thereincame into being by chance, and not by the providence of God, ANATHEMA! (X3)TO those who say that God is not spirit, but flesh, or that he is just not full of tender mercy, most-wise and all-
 
knowing, and utter similar blasphemies, ANATHEMA! (X3)TO those who dare say that the Son of God is not of one substance and equal in honor with the Father, and that neitheris the Holy Spirit, and who profess that the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit are not One God, ANATHEMA (X3)
half step up In volume
 TO those who irrationally say that the coming of the Son of God into the world in the flesh, and His voluntarysuffering, death and resurrection were not necessary for our salvation and for the cleansing of sins, ANATHEMA! (X3)TO those who do not accept the grace of redemption proclaimed by the Gospel as our sole means for justification before God, Anathema! (X3)TO those who dare to say that the most pure Virgin Mary was not Virgin before giving birth, during birthgiving, andafter birthgiving, ANATHEMA! (X3)
half step up in volume
 TO those who do not believe that the Holy Spirit made wise the prophets and the Apostles, and through them hathproclaimed to us the true path to everlasting salvation and confirmed this with miracles, and now dwelleth in thehearts of true and faithful Christians and instructeth them in every truth, ANATHEMA! (X3)TO those who deny the immortality of the soul, the end of time, the future judgement, and everlasting reward in theheavens for virtue and condemnation for sin, ANATHEMA! (X3)TO those who reject all Holy Mysteries held by the Church of Christ, ANATHEMA! (X3)
half step up in volume
TO those who reject the councils (which number 7) of the Holy Fathers and their Traditions, which are in accord withdivine revelations and are kept piously by the Orthodox Catholic Church, ANATHEMA! (X3)TO those who reason that Orthodox Sovereigns are elevated to their thrones not by God’s special good will for them,and that gifts of the Holy Spirit are not poured out upon them during their anointing for the conduct of this greatcalling; and who likewise dare to rise up against them in Mutiny and Rebellious disorder, ANATHEMA! (X3)TO those who mock and profane the Holy Images (IKONS/ICONS) and Relics, which the HOLY CHURCH affirms to be revelations of God’s work and of His Chosen ones, to inspire those who gaze upon them with piety to emulatethem; and who dare to say that they are fond things, vainly invented, and are grounded upon no warranty ofscripture, ANATHEMA! (X3)TO the Theosophists and other heretics who dare to say and irrationally teach that our Lord Jesus Christ did notdescend to earth and become incarnate once only, but hath been incarnate many times; and who likewise deny that thetrue Wisdom of the Father is His only Beotten Son, and, contrary to divine Scripture and the teaching of the holyfathers, seek other wisdoms, ANATHEMA! (x3)TO the masons, followers of the occult, spiritualists, wizards, and all who do not believe in the one God, but honor thedemons,or who do not humbly give their lives over to God, but strive to learn the future through sorcery,ANATHEMA! (X3)
half step up in volume
TO the persecutors of the Church of Christ, impious apostates, and, proselytizing wolves who, seek to lead the faithfulaway from the Church, and lifted their hands against the anointed of God, who slay His sacred ministers, who profanethe holy things, who destroy the temples of God, who subject our brethren to Inquisition, Conversion, peaceable orotherwise, and have defiled our Orthodox Christian Homelands, ANATHEMA! (X3)TO the truly non-existent and fallen Arch-Heretic Pope and Patriarch of Old Rome Francis, And Any future Pope thatcomes after Him, and those in Communion with Him, ANATHEMA! (X3)TO the Protestant Innovators who rebelled against the Papacy, But, failed to Unite with the Orthodox Church, JohnWesley, John Calvin, Martin Luther, Henry Zwingli, Henry VIII the Impious king, And those with them, and allheretical and offshoots of the Protestant Reformation, ANATHEMA! (X3)
 
TO Those who deny and rebuke the Panagia, The Con-substantial, Indivisible and Life-Giving Trinity, The Rabbi's of Judaism, The Islamists, The Anonymous Tracts of the Watchtower Society, The Jehovah's Witnesses and the Church ofLatter Day Saints, also known as the Mormons, ANATHEMA! (X3)TO those who deny the Holy 4
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Ecumenical Councils, The Monophysites, Monothelites, Armeniansand Monergists, ANATHEMA! (X3)TO Those who teach, preach [and actively participate in] the Pan-heresy of Inter-Christian and Inter-ReligiousSyncretistic Ecumenism, ANATHEMA! (X3)TO those who attack the Church of Christ by teaching that Christ’s Church is divided into so-called branches whichdiffer in doctrine and way of life, or Lungs, or that the Church does not exist visibly but will be formed in the future,when all branches or sects or denominations, and even religions, will be united into one body; and who do notdistinguish the priesthood and holy mysteries of the Church from those of Heretics, but say that the baptism andeucharist of heretics is effectual for salvation; therefore, TO those who knowingly have communion with theseaforementioned heretics or who advocate, disseminate or defined their new heresy, commonly called ecumenism orthe Pan-Heresy of Ecumenism, under the pretext of brotherly love or the supposed unification of separated Christians,ANATHEMA! (X3)TO Those who believe that the Holy Church is Divided into Branches or Lungs [and other body parts] or other such blasphemies, ANATHEMA! (X3)TO those who teach that Judaism is some kind of elder brother to Our precious Christian Orthodox faith, or who teachThat there is a concept called “Judeo-Christianity”, ANATHEMA! (X3)To those who undertake Hellenic Pagan studies also known as Hellenic neo-Paganism (Dodekatheonismos) not onlyfor purposes of education but also follow after their vain opinions and ritualistic practices, and are so thoroughlyconvinced of their truth and validity that they shamelessly introduce them and teach them to others, sometimessecretly and sometimes openly, ANATHEMA (x3)To those who believe, that the return of the Jews to the Holy Land, and the establishment of the State of Israel in 1948,is in accordance with
Biblical prophecy.
(Christian Zionists, Dispensationalists, Darbyites, “Christians” United for Israel-Fie!, and other such Protestant Cults), ANATHEMA (x3)To those who deny that the Orthodox Catholic Church of Christ is the New Israel, and that the
Old Israel
of thePharisees, Sadducees and the Temple of Jerusalem have fallen away, and do not make up the Israel of God.And, as aresult have forfeited their rights to the Holy Land/Palestine. ANATHEMA (x3)From old Rome have come certain persons who learned there to wear Latin habits. The worst of it is how, from beingRomans of Rumelia (Roumelia, Roumeli) bred and born, they not only have changed their faith, but they even wagewar upon the Orthodox dogmas and truths of the Eastern Church which have been delivered to us by Christ and thedivine Apostles and the Holy Councils (or Synods) of the Holy Fathers. Therefore, cutting off these persons as rottenmembers, we command:That whoever does not confess with heart and mouth that he is a child of the Eastern Church baptized in Orthodoxstyle, and that the Holy Spirit proceeds out of only the Father, essentially and hypostatically, as Christ says in theGospel, shall be outside of our Church and shall be anathematized. That whoever does not confess that at the Mysteryof Holy Communion the laity must also partake of both kinds, of the Precious Body and Blood, but instead says thathe will partake only of the body, and that that is sufficient because therein is both flesh and blood, when as a matter offact Christ said and administered each separately, and they who fail to keep such customs, let all such persons beanathematized. ANATHEMA (x3)That whoever says that our Lord Jesus Christ at the Mystic Supper had unleavened bread (made without yeast), likethat of the Jews, and not leavened bread, that is to say, bread raised with yeast, let him depart far away from us and lethim be anathema as one having Jewish views and those of Apolinarios and bringing dogmas of the Armenians intoour Church, on which account let him be doubly anathema. ANATHEMA (x3)

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