The mainline Matthewite Synod, whose president is Archbishop Stephanos, issued a condemnation of the actions of several clergy for accusing the Synod of planning a 'union' with the GOC-K. Part of the issue was that a bishop of the GOC-K, called "Mr. Kyprianos", gave a greeting to a Matthewite bishop at a service, which...
Main Matthewite Synod Issues Declaration
NFTU: This was left as a comment in reply to the previous NFTU post "Official Old ROCOR Views on the MP, OCA, Ecumenism,and more." That post itself was a taken from a comment consisting of a compilation from a comment on the post "Fr. Seraphim (Rose) on Ecumenism, Mysteriological Grace, the Moscow Patriarchate and...
A Reply on the NFTU post "Official Old ROCOR Views on the MP, OCA, Ecumenism,and more."
NFTU: The following was originally a comment on NFTU in reply to the pdf of Fr. Seraphim's works. Since it provides important information it will be made a post.
ROCOR ANATHEMATIZES ECUMENISTS. “To those who attack the Church of Christ by teaching that Christ’s Church is divided into so-called ‘branches’ which differ in doctrine and...
Official Old ROCOR Views on the MP, OCA, Ecumenism, and more
From October 18 to October 20, 2017 in the city of Azov, Rostov Region, the session of the Synod of Bishops of the Russian True Orthodox Church was held. The Synod of Bishops adopted the following decisions:
1. The Consecration of Archimandrite Filaret (Klimakitis), dean of the Western European parishes of the RTOC, a bishop...
Publication of RTOC Decisions from October 2017: New Bishop for Western Europe, Former Bishop Taken Back, and More Clergy Deposed
NFTU: It was suggested to NFTU to publish the following pdf extract from Fr. Seraphim's writings on some of these issues:
Hieromonk Seraphim of Platina on Zealotry
Fr. Seraphim (Rose) on Ecumenism, Mysteriological Grace, the Moscow Patriarchate and Breaking Communion
NFTU: We were requested by an RTOC cleric to post the following letter by Fr. Victor Melehov, Protopresbyter of the RTOC, to a parishioner in which he gives his views on the subject of Bp. Andrei (Erastov).
Letter to a Parishioner II
Dear ______, Thank you for forwarding Fr. Y’s correspondence (i.e., the link to “Bishop”...
Fr. Victor Melehov's "Second Letter to a Parishioner"
(Source: OrthodoxEthos) Fr Theodore Zisis, a well known traditionalist author and speaker in the New Calendar Church of Greece, recently lectured on the question of Canon XV of the First-Second Synod. While he dismisses the Old Calendarists' efforts as basically meaningless, he does bring up the fact that the canonical logic of breaking from...
Fr Theodore Zisis on Breaking Communion with Heresiarchs
Concerning: the Law given by Moses and the Grace and Truth which came by Jesus Christ. And: how the Law departed, and Grace and Truth filled all the Earth, and Faith spread forth to all nations, even unto our nation of Rus'. And: an encomium to our kagan Volodimer, by whom we were Baptized....
Sermon on Law and Grace by St. Hilarion, Metropolitan of Kiev [+1055AD]
Decision of the Council of Bishops of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia
Confidential. Not for Publication. For circulation. September 13/26, 1974, No. 889
Regarding the Behavior of an Orthodox Priest towards Heterodox
The Orthodox Priest and Heterodox
At the Council of Bishops of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia of September 13th/26th 1974, the following...
1974 ROCOR Decision Regarding the Behavior of an Orthodox Priest towards Heterodox
Well before the deadly Aug. 12 rally in Charlottesville and the ongoing violent clashes with white supremacists and other groups, federal authorities warned local officials the actions of left-wing extremists were becoming increasingly confrontational and dangerous.
Federal agencies warned of the growing likelihood of lethal violence between left-wing anarchists and right-wing white supremacists.
Some even classified...
Marxist Anarchist Antifa Activities Classified as "Domestic Terrorist Violence"
From the Chancery of the GOC-K:
We have the sorrowful duty to announce the repose of one of our dedicated parish clergy, Presbyter Mark Gilstrap, rector of the Church of St. James the Apostle Church in Owasso (Tulsa), Oklahoma. Father Mark reposed suddenly this morning, 22 August/4 September, in his home.
Further details regarding Fr. Mark's...
Fr. Mark Gilstrap Reposes
The memory of the just takes place with rejoicing, said Solomon, the wisest of men; for precious in God's sight is the death of His saints, according to the royal David. If, then, the memory of all the just is a subject of rejoicing, who will not offer praise to justice in its source,...
First Homily of St. John Damascene [+749AD] on the Dormition
Original Article: http://www.orthodoxchristianbooks.com/articles/830/-fall-non-commemorators/ The news that Bishop Longinus of Bachna, Ukraine has returned into full communion with the Moscow Patriarchate and even accepted promotion to the rank […]
Source: https://www.geopolitica.ru/en/article/influence-freemasonry-early-greek-ecumenism Introduction in our modern times we are all experiencing the rapid, forced advance of globalization in its various forms. Could it be, though, that […]