St. Symeon on the necessity of orthodox ministers

He also, in presuming John Wesley, tells you what orthodoxy is:

Accordingly, as they have given up everything else which those who perform sacred rites ought to have, what is demanded of them is merely this one thing, orthodoxy—and not even this, in my opinion, since someone who in modern times refrains from surreptitiously introducing a dogma into the Church of God is not thereby orthodox, but an orthodox is someone who has achieved a mode of life consistent with right doctrine. – Treatise to a Spiritual Child about Confession and who they are that have received authority to bind and loose as regards

He also delves into how the anointing of ordination may be withdrawn by God and thus pass on to those who take it up.

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