Nevsky Off, Pope


Prince Alexander Nevsky, thirteenth-century Russian ruler, replied to ambassadors from the Pope:

“Our doctrines are those preached by the apostles.  We carefully keep the traditions of the holy fathers and of the seven ecumenical councils. As for your words, we do not listen to them, and we do not want your doctrine.”

And so say we. We may be less dependent on patristic-era councils and leaders, but that not preached by the apostles is not our business. Let the Pope of Rome keep his theological additions and supplements; we shall have none of them.

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