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
The Orthodox Church has been taking an active and increasing interest in the person and works of Martin Luther lately, according to His All-Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew. The Constantinopolitan primate expressed this opinion during a speech at Germany's Tübingen University on May 30, the day after receiving an honorary doctorate for his work...
Patriarch Bartholomew: "Growing Interest" in Heresiarch Luther
by Fr. Alexander F. C. Webster
The benighted Pan-Orthodox Council in Crete in June 2016 reminded Orthodox Christians that the rock of Orthodox faith and practice has been splitting for decades. The fissures are particularly evident among the approximately one million Orthodox Christians in the United States.
What is unconventional about the tone of the...
Jordanville Dean: Cretan Council Shows Trojan Horse Already Behind the Gates
The traditional mainstays of Tsarist Russia had been the peasantry and the Church. And the Church in turn gained much from the support of the State. However, it was increasingly accepted that while the Church should be supported by the State, she should not depend on it, financially and administratively, to the degree...
St. John of Krondstadt and the Renovationists by Vladimir Moss
On Radonitsa on April 25, Vladyka. Andronik, Fr. Grigory Kotlaroff, Fr. Victor Zavodov and Hierodeacon Pavel Lipin were dining at the Chinese buffet restaurant “Hard Wok”, not far from Tolstoy Foundation. As the meal was coming to an end, Archbishop Titus Eldho, an archbishop of the Syriac Church, appeared...
Inter-Conciliar Committee of Abp. Andronik Responds to Accusations of "Ecumenism"
Originally posted at "Orthodox Ethos"
Protopresbyter Theodoros Zisis
Theological School, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki
March 3rd, 2017
His Eminence, Anthimos
Metropolitan of Thessaloniki
Subject: Notification concerning the Cessation of Commemoration
With sorrow, but also with much spiritual joy and happiness, I wish to inform you by means of the present letter that I am ceasing to commemorate your...
Fr. Theodore Zisis' Letter Declaring Non-Commemoration
Dear, dear Archpastors of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia, who joined the Moscow Patriarchate.
You are treated with love and hope by a...
Non-Commemorator MP Hieromonk Open Letter to ROCOR-MP Bishops
Source: http://www.rocana.org/page/home.en/375 On Radonitsa [the Tuesday after Thomas Sunday] on April 25, Vladyka. Andronik, Fr. Grigory Kotlaroff, Fr. Victor Zavodov and Hierodeacon Pavel Lipin were dining at […]