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Memorandum of the Byzantine Catholic Patriarchate (BCP)

Post date:   2011-04-12
Autor:   BCP




                         of the Byzantine Catholic Patriarchate (BCP)



1) The reason for establishment of BCP

2) Data about the Patriarch

3) The scope of activity of BCP

4) Conditions of admission to BCP


1) The reason for establishment of BCP


In 2008, the orthodox Catholic Synod of the UGCC was established, comprised of eight bishops (one deceased). The reason for its establishment was the fact that ex-Cardinal L. Husar publicly proclaims heresies denying the essence of the Catholic faith and Christianity. The orthodox Bishops’ Synod is in opposition to the apostatical structure. This structure leads the clergy and faithful through apostasy to eternal damnation. Because this heretical structure was reluctant to dissociate itself from the heresies of L. Husar even after several appeals, the orthodox Synod of Bishops promulgated God’s anathema, i.e. excommunication from the Church, against apostate bishops of the UGCC. These prelates now occupy their posts unlawfully. By gross defamation and mendacious pastoral letters they seek to destroy the orthodox bishops and orthodox Catholics. Therefore it was necessary to separate from the UGCC and establish a new Church for orthodox believers under the name of Ukrainian orthodox Greek-Catholic Church (UOGCC). It happened on 11 August 2009. The notice about and grounds for establishment of the new Church were given to Pope Benedict XVI.


All through its existence the orthodox Bishops’ Synod has urged the Holy Father to carry out a true reform of the Catholic Church. This Synod of orthodox Catholic bishops, moreover, unceasingly agitates not only the state authorities of Ukraine but the government officials all over Europe against the introduction of an antidecalogue in legislation (homosexuality, juvenile justice, so-called gender ideology, antipedagogy, euthanasia...). This Synod has also restored the anathema of God against all Christians who are members of the half-secret Masonic organization.


The orthodox Synod appealed to bishops of the Catholic Church to confess the faith and renounce unity with the contemporary heresies. The orthodox Synod was forced to promulgate an anathema on 4872 apostate bishops who remained in unity with heresies. It concerns primarily heresies denying the Divinity of Christ and the inspiration of Scripture (historical-critical theology) and the heresy of so-called reverence for pagan demons (Assisi 1986).


The bishops who have fallen away from the faith now consecrate bishops and priests invalidly. The need for restoration of the Catholic Church and of whole Christianity required establishment of the Byzantine Catholic Patriarchate. The Patriarchate is built on the foundation of the apostles and prophets. It dissociates itself from all heresies and preaches the orthodox doctrine as it was preached by the apostles and church fathers.


2) Personal data about Patriarch Elijah


Born 1946 in Hluk, Czech Republic. Ordained priest 1972. Entry into the Order of St. Basil the Great and a change of rite in 1991. Doctorate in Theology in Prague. Teacher of dogmatics (Presov, Slovakia), Catholic bishop, appointed Archbishop in 2009. Appointed Byzantine Catholic Patriarch on 5 April 2011 through the election and the imposition of hands by the Synod of Bishops headed by Archbishop Michael Osidach.


3) The scope of activity of BCP


The Patriarchate unites all orthodox Christians under spiritual authority which fully represents the true Gospel and the teaching of Christ on earth. This authority categorically dissociates itself from all heresies and professes the saving faith which ensures a safe way to salvation for all who are subordinate to the spiritual authority of the Patriarchate. The mission and purpose of the Byzantine Patriarchate is to give patronage to all believers who desire to preserve the sacred deposit of the Catholic faith, regardless of nationality or belonging to any of the Catholic Churches or traditions.


4) Conditions of admission to BCP


An Eastern or Western Catholic believer who wants to be under the jurisdiction of the Byzantine Catholic Patriarchate must confess as a basis the following fundamental truths and renounce heresies.


The confession form:

1)       I believe that Jesus Christ is true God and true man.

2)       I believe that we obtain salvation through Jesus Christ alone (cf. Acts 4:12).

3)       I believe that the Lord Jesus Christ died on the cross for us, that means even for me and my sins.

4)       I believe that on the third day He rose again historically and really.

5)       I renounce historical-critical theology (HCT) and the spirit which is behind it.

6)       I renounce the spirit of syncretism and relativism.

7)       I renounce scraps of heresies in the Nostra aetate declaration as well as the so-called spirit of Assisi.

8)       I renounce Satan and demons, especially those that nowadays work through covert forms of magic, divination and spiritism (homoeopathy, acupuncture, hypnosis, divination by pendulum, dowsing-rod...).

9)       I renounce the spirit of New Age.

10)    I consider homosexual activity an abomination and a deadly sin.

11)    I renounce the spirit working through Freemasons and organizations associated with them (Rotary Club, Lions Club...).


                                                                                      Signature __________________________ Date ___________

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