On January 13, 2012 the Synodical
Committee for Matters of Heresy of the Greek Orthodox Church of Cyprus has issued an
announcement in Greek published on their official website (http://www.churchofcyprus.org.cy/article.php?articleID=2129). An English translation
has been made available by the website of the Greek Monastery of Pantokrator of
Thessaloniki (http://www.impantokratoros.gr/7F397BAC.en.aspx). We copy the
Archdiocese of Cyprus
The heretical positions of Vassiliki (Vassula) Pendakis-Ryden.
Over the last few days Vassula Ryden has been appearing in the media, giving lectures and
trying to come into contact with bishops and priests, giving the impression that she
presents and teaches the Orthodox Christian faith. In reality, her teachings are
heretical, and her claims that she communicates directly with Christ are fantastical and
outside of the spirit of the experience of our Church.
that she tries, not only in Cyprus, to present herself as Orthodox and that she possesses
certificates of Orthodoxy from bishops, we cite the Ecumenical Patriarchate's explicit
announcement regarding this matter, so that Orthodox Christians may know exactly what it
pertains to: (Click
Translated by the Holy Monastery of
NOTE: According to
the website www.cyprus.com, 78% of Greek Cypriots
belong to the Orthodox Church of Cyprus. In the documentation presented to the Judge by
Mrs Ryden's lawyers in their lawsuit against the website Infovassula.ch, they stated that:
"Even if the Patriarchate has indeed asked Mrs
Ryden to cease her activities among the orthodox community, one has to admit that Mrs
Ryden has submitted to the Patriarchate's will. Indeed, since the Patriarchate's
communication, Mrs Ryden has only participated in conferences that took place exclusively
in northern Europe, where the Orthodox Church is almost absent." (see: http://www.pseudomystica.info/thenarrowdoor.htm).
January 18, 2012.