Category Archives: Councils & Canons

The Synodikon of Orthodoxy: To them who do not accept with a pure and simple faith and with all their soul and heart the extraordinary miracles . . .

All SaintsTo them who do not accept with a pure and simple faith and with all their soul and heart the extraordinary miracles of our Saviour and God and of the Holy Theotokos who without stain gave birth to Him, and of the other saints, but who attempt by sophistic demonstration and words to traduce them as being impossible, or to misinterpret them according to their own way of thinking, and to present them according to their own opinion,

Anathema! Anathema! Anathema!

+ The Synodikon of Orthodoxy

Canon 9 Council of Laodicia: On Prayer with Heretics

Icon of JesusThe members of the Church are not allowed to meet in the cemeteries, nor attend the so-called martyries of any of the heretics, for prayer or service; but such as so do, if they be communicants, shall be excommunicated for a time; but if they repent and confess that they have sinned they shall be received.

+ Canon 9 Council of Laodicia

Canon 64 of the Apostolic Canons: Prayer with Heretics

Jesus 6If any clergyman or layman shall enter into a synagogue of Jews or heretics to pray, let the former be deposed and let the latter be excommunicated.

+ Canon 64 of the Apostolic Canons

Canon 45 of the Apostolic Canons: Prayer with Heretics

Icon of JesusLet a bishop, presbyter, or deacon, who has only prayed with heretics, be excommunicated: but if he has permitted them to perform any clerical office, let him be deposed.

+ Canon 45 of the Apostolic Canons

Canon 33 Council of Laodicia: Prayer with Heretics

Icon of the Healing of the ParalyticNo one shall join in prayers with heretics or schismatics.

+ Canon 33 Council of Laodicia