Gleanings from Orthodox Christian Authors and the Holy Fathers

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Concerning the fact that those belonging to the Church must not be allowed to go visiting the cemeteries or the so called martyria of any heretics, for the purpose of prayer or of cure, but, on the contrary, those who do so, if they be among the faithful, shall be excluded from communion for a time until they repent and confess their having made a mistake, when they may be readmitted to communion. Canon IX of Laodicia (Also approved by the Ecumenical Synods)



If any clergymen, or laymen, enter a synagogue of Jews, or of heretics, to pray, let him be both deposed and excommunicated. Canon LXV Of the Holy Apostles:

Let any Bishop, or Presbyter, or deacon that merely joins in prayer with heretics be suspended, but if he had permitted them to perform any service as Clergymen, let him be deposed. Canon XLV of the Holy Apostles

One must not join in prayer with heretics or schismatics. Canon XXXIII of Laodicia





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