REVOLT IN UPTsMP: BISHOP LONGIN ACCUSES PATRIARCH KIRILL OF APOSTASY FROM ORTHODOXY
RISU, 29 March 2016
Bishop of Bancheny Longin Zhar, a vicar of the Chernovtsy diocese of the UPTsMP, at a meeting with Orthodox clergymen gave an assessment of the Havana declaration, which the pope and the primate of the RPTs signed in February at...
Moscow Patriarchate Bishop in Ukraine Ceases Commemoration of Patriarch Kirill
NFTU: This happened in May, but was not reported on here. This was in response to the joint-statement of Patriarch Kirill with Pope Francis.
The Defense of the Moldovan Clergy’s Cessation of Commemoration
A Defense of the cessation of commemoration of the local Bishop, the Metropolitan of Chișinău and all Moldova, Vladimir, and of his...
Moldovan Clergy Cease Commemoration of Patriarch Kirill
Greek media is reporting that at least two documents put forth by the recently concluded Pan-Orthodox Council on Crete were not signed by all delegates.
While the names of all delegate bishops from each of the ten represented Local Churches were added to each document by the Secretariat of the Holy and Great Council,...
Some Bishops Dissent from Phanar's Cretan Council
The archaeological restoration of the 9th century Great Basilica in Pliska, capital of the First Bulgarian Empire (632/680-1018 AD) between 680 and 893 AD, has been reintensified by the National Museum of History in Sofia as of May 2016.
This has been made clear in a statement of the Museum which has also renewed...
New Efforts at Restoring 9th Century Bulgarian Basilica
The following statement was approved by the Holy Synod of Bishops of the Orthodox Church in America during a session of the Holy Synod on June 16, 2016 at Dormition of the Mother of God Monastery in Rives Junction, MI. It is approved for posting and use by all dioceses, parishes, institutions and monasteries...
OCA Statement Repudiates Homosexual Agenda
The Romfea.gr News Agency has published the June 23rd response of the Patriarchate of Georgia*to the June 17th Letter of the Patriarch of Constantinople seeking a reversal of the Georgian Church's Synodical decision to not attend the Council.
The letter of the Patriarch of Georgia, Ilia, explains once again that the reasons for not participating...
Georgian Patriarchate: "Serious Ecclesiological Errors" in Cretan Council Documents
A hoard of silver coins dating to the Hasmonean period (126 BCE) was exposed in April in an archaeological excavation the Israel Antiquities Authority is currently conducting near Modi‘in, with the participation of local youth. The excavation is being carried out prior to the construction of a new neighborhood, at the initiative of the...
Hasmonean Coin Hoard Discovered
by Hieromonk Enoch. A short article concerning the history and practice of single-handed consecrations.
The foundation of Orthodox Christian Canon Law is the Apostolic Canons. The Apostolic Canons, by ancient tradition, derive substantially from the legislation of the Apostles in the Council of Jerusalem around the year 50 A.D. Attempts by more recent scholars to...
On Thursday June 16, 2016, the nun Sister Synglitiki (from our Church in Chicago) suffered a brain aneuryism while she was traveling in Greece. She was rushed to a hospital in Voula, which is just outside of Athens, where they were able to stabilize and monitor her, but nothing more.
Before neurosurgery to alleviate the hemorrhage could proceed an angiogram had to...
GOC (K) Appeal for Aid for Medical Expenses for Sister Synglitiki
The Orthodox Church is not the “One Church of the Symbol of Faith”. This belief was announced by representative of the Constantinople Patriarchate Bishop Cyril (Catarellos) of Avida in an article posted at Romfea.gr.
Bishop Cyril believes that despite confession of the “One Holy Catholic and Apostolic Church”, it is not affirmed in the Orthodox...
Ecumenical Patriarchate Bishop at Council in Crete Proclaims Orthodoxy Not Church of the Creed
NFTU: This appeal was issued by Metropolitan Germanus of Demetrias, after taking leadership of the Greek Orthodox Old Calendarists (along with Metropolitan Germanos of Zakynthos and Metropolitan Chrysostomos of Florina). This document, along with other documenting the early history and positions of the True Orthodox Christians in Greece (i.e. Greek Orthodox Old Calendarists), can...
The Original Appeal of Metropolitan Germanus
Dionysius the Areopagite and the Alexandrine School
St. Dionysius the Areopagite
Alexandria became the home of Christian Philosophy, but Athens was its birthplace. Pantaenus and Ammonius-Saccus were chief founders of the Alexandrine School. They were both Christian. They both drew their teaching from the Word of God, “the Fountain of Wisdom,” and from the writings of...