List of Eastern Orthodox Church Heresies.
Orthodox views are very particular and it may take a bit of time to hone this list
1) They believe Jesus is a Semi Saviour who only helps you to be saved.
They have 3 Saviours
ii) Salvation by your own works.
iii) Salvation through the Sacraments (sacerdotalism) administered by priestcraft.
2) Believe Orthodoxy is the infallible original church - and to "prove" this lure people out of the bible into researching obscure early church history. They deny their "Primus Inter Pares" (or Titular Head) is infallible however, or their bishops, just the church, interpreted within the Tradition of the Church and its 7 Ecumenical Councils from 325AD to 787AD.
3) Deny the bible is the final authority on salvation and formation of doctrine - adding traditions as verified by false bishops.
4) Add to the canon of scripture The Old Testament Apocrypha.
5) THE MASS The Greek Orthodox version of the mass - termed The Holy Eucharist, with Metousiosis instead of transubstantiation, it is often spoken in Greek as if by command, as Catholics often do with the Latin Mass. The bread becomes specifically only the body of Christ, and the wine only his blood, as distinct from the Catholic doctrine that every drop of wine and every crumb of wafer becomes the quote "body, blood, soul and divinity of Christ". I wrote to the officials of Orthodoxy who say in every drop or crumb is Christs entire body and blood, soul and divinty. Will pursue this
"During the Eucharist, the Priest calls down (invokes) the Holy Spirit (in Greek: epiklesis) upon the gifts (the bread and the wine). They then change into the actual body and blood of Christ. The precise way in which this happens is a divine mystery"..... the doctrinal difference with Rome seems to be that the Catholics say the priest does this, and the Orthodox say Jesus possesses the priest and does it.
The gifts change completely into Christ's body and blood and this change is termed 'Transubstantiation' i.e. the outward appearance remains the same, but the substance changes.
6) infant communion.
7) Infant Baptism - but by immersion, repeated 3 times. In the absence of water the baby may instead be lifted 3 times in the air, then perfected by myrrh anointing.
8) Chrismation - a rite similar to confirmation (and part of their priestcraft salvation).
9) Confession of sins to priests, in order to gain forgiveness.
10) Holy Unction.
+) The Sacrament of Holy Orders - applies to Bishops, priests and deacons. Orthodoxy does things, then denies them by turning them into "mysteries". In this case they ordain Bishops, Priests and Deacons, and then afterwards deny there is any priest, pastor or teacher of their church other than Christ. These men then in effect masquerade as a conglomerate false Christ supposedly administering grace to the people through sacraments and rites. This can be construed as a bunch of false Christs, fulfilling the prophecy of Jesus about false Christs. This tactic of applying the word "mystery" to the contradictions of "Metousiosis" and priestcraft salvation is because Orthodoxy is the rebel daughter of Mystery Babylon the Great. In effect they say everytime there is a sacrament the priest is "possessed by Jesus," and with their mass "Jesus then gives you himself to eat!"
12) Born again - is changed to regeneration in infant baptism, referred to as "the laver of regeneration".
13) Divorce - they heretically say a Christian can divorce a Christian for adultery, and remarry. They also allow divorce for other reasons.
14) Who sent the Holy Spirit? - they make denial of the "Filioque" and its link to "perichoresis" an improportionately important doctrine to understand, or form a definite doctrine upon.
15) They believe in Apostolic Succession.
16) They have a kind of "Pope" figure called Primus Inter Pares - also called The Titular Head of the Orthodox Church.
17) They dig up the dead, and throw them into mass graves, if the families of people buried on concecrated ground no longer have the money to pay the extortionate amount of cash demanded to keep them there.
18) Theosis - an heretical exaggeration of the biblical process of santification, wherein a believer becomes united with God himself, and they say becomes like God, that is partly passed off as "a mystery" to hide the implications of pride.
19) Saints - can be prayed to, invoked, answer prayers, and act as intercessors between God and Man. This includes praying to Mary.
20) Saints who were simply evil (hope to give a list).
21) The canonization of saints - when Romans chapter 1 says Christians are all called to be saints.
22) Mary - Mary is venerated as Theotokos (Greek: 'God-bearer') a less controversial term than "Mother of God" used by Roman Catholics, but still a title outside of scripture that is heretically used to justify praying to Mary.
23) The Dormition of Mary - the Greek Orthodox Church has a similar heresy as Rome about the Assupmtion of Mary, except she died first before she floated up to heaven.
24) Bishops must be celibate, and priests and deacons cannot be married after ordination, only before. If a priest's wife dies he cannot remarry - source Oxford Dictionary of the Christian Church.
25) Monks, nuns and monasteries.
26) The invention of Feast Days, that celibrate heresies.
28) The "Miracle of Fire" is faked once a year in Jerusalem, probably with matches, a lighter, or some more antiquated fakery technique, like using a hidden candle, to ignite their torches.
29) Praying for the dead. (and that the dead can pray for you!)
30) Icons - idols in the Greek Orthodox church are renamed (with typical Greek sophistry) "icons". The 2nd commandment said - Thou shalt not make them, neither shalt thou worship them.
31) vain repetitions in prayer.
32) Liturgical worship - elaborately ritualistic, oxymoroncally called The 'Divine Liturgy'. It is usually in the common native tongue, though Greek is also used.
33) ritualistic candle lighting.
34) ritualistic incense burning.
35) relics - I think on the last count the Catholics had 13 bodies of Saint Peter! Greek Orthodoxy is similar in its absurd relics.
37) They deny "original sin".
36) They believe the actual seed of Mary was used to create Jesus body in his conception, as to them Mary (or any other woman) was not born tainted by a nature that tends toward evil (theologically called "original sin nature"). Whereas Evangelical Christians in general believe the conception of Christ in the womb of Mary was wholly miraculous, not using her actual seed.
37) All their bishops, priests, nuns, monks and deacons, and their Titular Head are heretics. It is a false clergy.
38) They indoctrinate their children with heresy from infancy.
38) Killing in wars. They believe Christians can kill in wars, as in the first and second World Wars. For instance Russian Orthodox priests blessing Russian arms is an ancient tradition.
39) Capital punishment. They justify capital punishment (but are against abortion).
40) The Orthodox Church has it own versions of "The Holy Inquisition" in periods of its history.
41) Greek Orthodoxy and the early Crusades.
42) Purgatory - though Orthodoxy rightly denies the heretical Roman Catholic version of Purgatory, they have some strange quotations referring to their beliefs about this topic, and "Limbo".
43) They are ecumenical.
44) They call men Father in ways banned by Jesus.
45) EQUAL TO THE APOSTLES! - this is an heretical title in Orthodoxy given to a group of their "saints" who are
Mary Magdalene (1st century)
Photine, the Samaritan woman at the well (1st century)
Thekla (1st century)
Abercius of Hieropolis (2nd century)
Helena of Constantinople (ca. 250 – ca. 330)
Constantine the Great (ca. 272 – 337) KILLER! list his crimes!
Nino (ca. 296 – ca. 338 or 340), baptizer of the Georgians
Mirian III of Iberia (died 361), first Christian Georgian monarch
Patrick of Ireland (5th century)
Photios I of Constantinople (c. 820 – c. 891)
Cyril (827 – 869)
Methodius (815 – 885)
Boris I of Bulgaria (died 907)
Olga of Kiev (ca. 890 – 969)
Vladimir the Great (ca. 958 – 1015)
Stephen I of Hungary (969 – 1038)
Sava I of Serbia (1175 – 1235)
Cosmas of Aetolia (1714 – 1779)
Innocent of Alaska (1797 – 1879)
Nicholas of Japan (1836 – 1912)