October 6, 2016 (LifeSiteNews) — Bishop Johan Bonny of Antwerp, Belgium, suggested that homosexual couples, divorced and remarried Catholics, and cohabiting pairs should be given some sort of Church blessing as part of a “diversity of rituals” that would recognize the “exclusiveness and stability” of their unions.
Since the two Synods on the Family and...
RC Bishop of Antwerp Calls for "Recognition" of Gay 'Unions'
Amidst initial statements that the visit of Pope Francis to Georgia would not be an ecumenical event, the Georgian Patriarchate seems to have wavered on this issue. Pope Francis was received by Pat. Illia of Georgia in a Georgian church, with a chant conference, amidst smiling hierarchs, combined with Pat. Illia toasting the Pope...
Failure of Georgian Patriarchate: Pope Francis Visits Georgia; Georgian Patriarchate Welcomes
Long-simmering divisions in the ROCOR under Metropolitan Agafangel have finally bubbled to the surface, as the unity of his Synod has begun to tear amidst Archbishops Andronik of Syracuse and Sofrony of St Petersburg's call for a 6th All-Diaspora Council, with trying the Metropolitan's actions on the agenda. Worthy of mention is a statement...
A Split to End the Splits? Archbishop Andronik Holding 6th All-Diaspora Council to Try Metropolitan Agafangel
Warning: Upsetting material. Hieromonk Joachim (Parr), the founder of Mercy House, has been revealed as a fraudulent "elder" who has only been Orthodox since 1987 in this video. The video above details physical and psychological abuse inflicted on dozens of monastics and hundreds of laypeople in New York.
The report above not only discusses the...
EXPOSED: Fr Joachim (Parr), Revealed as Scam Elder
NFTU: Despite widespread protest in the Moscow Patriarchate, with numerous clergy ceasing commemoration of the head of the MP, the Moscow Patriarchate continues to pursue its own policy of ecumenism with the Vatican. It may be said that the MP has positioned itself as an independent, and competing ecumenist power to the Phanar.
Relations Between Moscow Patriarchate and the Vatican Grow
The ecclesiastical court held on September 17th (NS) / 4th (OS), on the case of Fr. Raphael Johnson was concluded this past Saturday. The verdict of the court was to remove the defendant (the former Priest Raphael) from the Priesthood (i.e. deposition), and to consider him nothing more than a layman. The "Proceedings and...
Fr. Raphael Johnson Trial: Here are the Details
(From Fr. Vladimir's "The Papacy: Its Historic Origin and Primitive Relations with the Eastern Church," pages 181-183)
Another text which at first sight seems very favorable to Romish pretensions, is that of St. Optatus of Melevia, which is quoted on all occasions by those theologians. Reasonably interpreted, this text is no more in their favour...
Fr. Vladimir (Guettee) on St. Optatus of Milevis and Rome
ENCYCLICAL concerning the Ecumenist gathering in Crete
Republic of Greece
Church of the True Orthodox Christians of Greece
Kanningos 32 (3rd floor)
106 82 Athens
Tel. 21038 28 280–Fax 21038 47 365
Protocol No. 2483
To be read in Church on the Sunday after the
Feast of the Dormition of the Theotokos
ENCYCLICALCONCERNING THEECUMENIST GATHERING IN CRETE
Beloved Presbyters and...
GOC-K: ENCYCLICAL CONCERNING THE ECUMENIST GATHERING IN CRETE
The Metropolia of North and South America and the British Isles will be hold an ecclesiastical trial in the case of a Plaint issued against one of their Priests, the first case of its kind since its granting of Autonomy from the now-defunct Milan Synod in 2011. A source tells NFTU that the Bishops...
American Metropolia Bishops to Hold Ecclesiastical Trial for Controversial Priest
PATRIARCHAL AND SYNODICAL ENCYCLICAL OF 1902To their Beatitudes and Holiness's The Patriarchs of Alexandria and Jerusalem, and to The Most Holy Autocephalous sister-Churches in Christ, in Cyprus, Russia, Greece, Romania, Serbia and Montenegro.
Whereas the most holy presidents of the venerable Autocephalous Orthodox Churches have written to us in Irenical Letters in reply to our...
1902 Encyclical of Ecumenical Patriarchate
THE EPISTLE OF THE HOLY SYNOD OF RUSSIA TO THE PATRIARCH OF CONSTANTINOPLE ON THE ATTITUDE OF THE ORTHODOX CHURCHES TO NON-ORTHODOX CHRISTIANS IN 1903
To the Most Holy Archbishop of Constantinople, New Rome and Ecumenical Patriarch, the Lord Joachim III, together with the Holy and Sacred Synod of the Great Church of Christ at...
1903 Reply of the Russian Orthodox Church to Phanar's 1902 Encyclical on the New Calendar and Ecumenism
Who would not weep at the ignorance and wretched state of our contemporary clergy? Where has it ever been heard, that the Christians should go to Church, seeking to receiving Holy Communion, and the priests hinder them, saying to them, "Is Communion soup? Forty days have not passed since you received Holy Communion, and...