NFTU: St. Raphael's "An Historical Glance at the Brotherhood of the Holy Sepulchre" was translated into English for the first time in 1995 by an Antiochian Archpriest Michel Najim . The work is important for understanding the historical issues and serious problems that have confronted the Church of Jerusalem since one organization, the Brotherhood...
St. Raphael Hawaweeny (+1915) on the Historical Problems of the Brotherhood of the Holy Sepulchre
NFTU: It seems what goes around comes around. They got rid of Pat. Irenaeus, so that they could install George Tenet's cousin, Theophilos III. The presumed reason was the very same accusation of land deals; land deals that were, in fact, made in the waning years of the half-dead Patriarch Diodoros when he was too...
New Demands for Patriarch Theophilos III to Step Down
The Meeting of the Synod of Bishops of the Russian True Orthodox Church took place from June 12thto June 16th, 2017. The Session began and ended with a hierarchal liturgy concelebrated by Archbishop Tikhon, Bishop Savvaty, and the clergy of the Synodal Podvorie: Protopresbyter Victor Melehov, Protopriest Dionysi McGowan, Priest Nicholas...
Report on RTOC Synod of Bishops Meeting 2017
"Looking at the actual state of the papacy, what do we behold? John called Octavian, wallowing in the sty of filthy concupiscence, conspiring against the Sovereign whom he had himself recently crowned; then Leo the neophyte,, chased from the city by this Octavian; and that monster himself, after the commission of many...
Archbishop Arnulf of Orleans (+1003) and the Synod of Verzy (991AD) on the Papacy
NFTU: We were requested by two RTOC clergy 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. Stefan of Trenton. We were told by one of the RTOC priests that Archbishop Tikhon of Omsk has blessed...
Fr. Victor Melehov's Letter to a Parishioner on Bishop Stefan of Trenton
Fr. Photios Tzouras, a priest of Stavrodromi, Serres, Greece, has ceased commemoration of his ruling hierarch, Metropolitan Makarios of Sidirkastro, ortodoxia.info reports. The priest recently announced his decision to his parish community.
As he informed the congregation, Fr. Photios appreciates and respects Met. Makarios, but is forced to stop commemorating him at the Divine Liturgy...
Additional New Calendar Greek Priest Suspended for Non-Commemoration
In the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit.
Your Graces, brothers, and sisters,
The Council of Bishops has passed the resolution to call me to the episcopal ministry.
The Episcopal ministry is the continuation of the work...
Consecration Sermon of Bp. Andrei (Erastov) of Australia
Original Article Here
There were obvious deficiencies in the optimistic view of the world presented by the philosophers of the French Enlightenment. In the first place, it failed to explain the existence of evil - prejudice and bad education could account only for the less serious forms of evil. Again, if this was the best...
The Dark Heart of the Enlightenment by Vladimir Moss
The following Anathemas, contained in the Book of Canons of the Orthodox Church, i.e. the Pedalion , are binding upon all Orthodox Christians. No one may deny or dispute these without falling under condemnation . The interpretations of St. Nikodemus of the Holy Mountain are provided as context to the anathema. These anathemas much...
Anathemas of the Church Against Those Who Deny Original Sin and the Need of Grace
The following announcement was found on the RTOC website:
The regular session of the sessions of the Synod of Bishops of the RTOC is scheduled for June 12-16 this year at the Holy Resurrection Cathedral of the Synodal Compound in Worcester, Massachusetts, USA.
In the agenda of the forthcoming meeting of the Synod of Bishops will...
RTOC to Hold Synod Meeting in Worcester, Massachusetts, US
According to Bp. Stefan of Trenton's official website Hegumen Andrei (Erastov) was consecrated a Bishop on this past Feast of Pentecost. Bp. Andrei was consecrated to be the Bishop of Yarraville and Ausralia, and was consecrated in Australia.
The announcement states:
"On June 4, 2017, on the feast of Pentecost, Hegumen Andrei (Erastov) was consecrated into the...
Abp. Andronik and Abp. Sophrony Consecrate New Bishop; Bp. Stefan Gives Consent
The Serbian Patriarchate Assembly of Bishops, in a continuing several years long dispute with the Romanian Patriarchate, has stated that it will be 'forced' to end communion with Bucharest:
"The Assembly concluded, with great sadness, that the Romanian Orthodox Church not only continues with its anti-canonical intrusions in the jurisdiction of the Serbian Orthodox Church...
Serbian Patriarchate May Be "Forced" to End Communion with Romanian Patriarchate