Fresh controversy has hit the war crimes trial of Slobodan Milosevic with a claim from a senior intelligence analyst that the Yugoslav leader is innocent of genocide.
Dr Cees Wiebes, a professor at Amsterdam University, now says there is no evidence linking Milosevic to the worst atrocity of the Bosnian war, the massacre of 7,000...
Former Serbian Leader Milosevic Exonerated from Genocide Claims
The Patriarchate of Constantinople has reacted to the appeal of the Ukraine’s Verkhovna Rada (Parliament) deputies on granting autocephaly to the Ukrainian Orthodox Church, reports Interfax-Religion.
The Synod of the Patriarchate of Constantinople has not turned down this appeal but, instead, has charged a special synodal commission with examining it, reports the Romfea Greek Church...
Phanar to Consider Appeal to Grant Ukrainian Autocephaly
The Patriarchal Sigillion of 1819 Under St. Gregory the Fifth
The Ecumenical Patriarchate to the Sacred Community of the Holy Mountain
Gregory by the mercy of God Archbishop of Constantinople, New Rome and Ecumenical Patriarch
Most Holy Overseers and supervisors of the community of the Holy‐ named Mountain; abbots, priors, sacristans of the Holy and Stavropegic Monasteries...
The Patriarchal Sigillion of 1819 Under St. Gregory V of Constantinople on Frequent Communion with Confession
The first and only Philistine cemetery ever discovered has been found outside the walls of ancient Ashkelon. As one of the major Philistine city-states during the Iron Age, Ashkelon was a significant Mediterranean port and boasted a thriving marketplace. Excavations at Ashkelon have revealed many details about how the Philistines lived: the kind of...
First-Ever Philistine Cemetery Unearthed at Ashkelon
Posted Originally on "Orthodox Ethos"
A brother in Christ reacted to the decision of some Athonite Fathers to call for cessation of commemoration of the Patriarch of Constantinople by calling them a "parasynagogue." This is an interesting response, for it brings to light the question of how to discern where the Church is and where...
The Church or a Parasynagogue? A Short Reflection By Fr. Peter Heers
Address of His Beatitude, our Archbishop
Your Eminence, Metropolitan Agafangel;
Your Eminences, Your Graces;
Holy Brothers and Fathers, dear children in the Lord;
Representatives of our Sister Orthodox Churches, as well as Their Respective
Bishops, from Russia, Romania, Europe, America, Africa, Asia, and Australia,
I embrace all of you together and each individually with the
salvific salutation of joy for the...
Address of Archbishop Kallinikos (GOC-K) from past May to "Inter-Orthodox Consultation of Genuine Orthodox Christians"
A Message of Vigilance and of Allegiance
to the “Right Confession of Faith”
of the Genuine Orthodox Christians
Sunday of the Samaritan Woman, May 16, 2016 (Old Style)
The “Sound Doctrine”
of the Holy Apostles, the Fathers, and the Synods,
and the So-Called Great Synod
of the Ecumenists
Genuine Orthodoxy Versus the Heresy of Syncretistic Ecumenism
A. Introduction: A Critical Stance and Preparedness
Joint "Message of Vigilance" by GOC (K), ROCOR (A), and Romanian True Orthodox Hierarchs
Recently in June of this year, the leaders of the GOC (K), ROCOR (A), and the Romanian True Orthodox Church met and issued a "Confession of Faith." A list of participants in the Conference that produced the document is here. The document is reproduced below.
I believe in one God, the Father Almighty, Maker...
Confession of Faith Approved by GOC (K), ROCOR (A), and Romanian True Orthodox Church
The heresy of ecumenism extends back into the mid 19th century. The Ecumenical Patriarchate engaged in negotiations with the Armenian Monophysite Church in the 19th century, and, in the documents for establishment of a 'communion agreement', state that they 'recognize' the priesthood and mysteries of the Armenian Monophysites. This eventually led to a decision,...
Constantinople Attempted Union with Armenian Monophysites in 19th Century; Allowed Armenians to Take Communion in 1879
NFTU: It seems as if everything has always been on the precipice, with only short respites before another storm.
Relations between the ROCOR and the Roman Catholic Church, 1920-1964
A chapter from Psarev’s Masters thesis, “The Attitude of the Russian Orthodox Church Abroad toward Non-Orthodox Christians and the Ecumenical Movement (1920-1964): A Historical Evaluation.”
ROCOR and its Relations with the Roman Catholic Church
Father Theodore Zisis, Professor Demetrios Tselengidis and other clergy from Greece were invited to the Republic of Moldavia to speak to clergy and monastics about the Council of Crete. The following video clip is a short excerpt from the speech given by Fr. Theodore, in Greek, with Romanian translation, in which he briefly explains...
Moldavian Clergy Petition MP to Reject Cretan Council; Clergy Continue to Refuse Commemoration of MP
An "Open Letter" from Athonite Fathers to the Holy Community of the Holy Mountain of Athos is calling for an immediate convocation of the governing body of Mt. Athos in order to condemn the "false council" of Crete and cease the comemoration of the Patriarch of Constantinople on Mt. Athos.
OVER 60 Hieromonk and...
New Calls on Mt. Athos Announcing Ceasing of Commemoration