When you read the following Scipture passages you will see that the acts of these orthodox clergy go against Holy Scripture.
12:3 - But I have understanding as well as you; I am not inferior to you.
13:7 - Will you speak wickedly for God, And talk deceitfully for Him?
12:20 - Deceit is in the heart of those who devise evil, But counselors of peace have joy.
8:8 - How can you say, "We are wise, And the law of the Lord is with us"? Look, the false pen of the scribe certainly works falseood.
8:16 - These are the things you shall do: Speak each man the truth to his neighbor; Give judgement in your gates for truth, justice and peace;
13:1 - Though I speak with the tongues of men and of angels, but have not love, I have become sounding brass or a clanging cymbal.
13:13 - And now abide faith, hope, love, these three; but the greatest of these is love.
14:40 - Let all things be done decently and in order.
1:3 - Blessed be the God and Father of Our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly places in Christ,
1:17 - that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, may give to you the spirit of wisdom and revelation in the knowledge of Him,
2:10 - For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand that we should walk in them.
6:10 - Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord and in the power of His might.
6:3 - Therefore, take up the whole armor of God, that you may be abe to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand.
2:8 - Beware lest anyone cheat you through philosophy and empty deceit, according to the tradition of men,...
~ From James; ~
a title above this verse in the Scofield Study Bible reads; Test of true religion
1:26 - If anyone among you* thinks he is religious, and does not bridle
his tongue but deceives his own heart, this ones religion is useless.
1:27 - Pure and undefiled religion before God and the Father is this: to visit orphan and widows in their trouble, and to keep oneself spotted from the world.
[*1:26,27 - religious...religion. That is, one who is outwardly religious. See Gal. 1:14, note.]
The next verses are titled "Test of brotherly love"
2:8 - If you really fulfill the Royal law according to the Scripture, You shall love your neighbor as yourself, you do well;
2:13 - For judgement is without mercy to the one who has shown no mercy. Mercy triumphs over judgement.