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Abp. Andronik of Syracuse Appeals to North American ROCOR-A Flock

November 19, 2014  (Source: http://internetsobor.org/)

Originally reported on November 18

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Faithful children of Syracuse and St. Nicholas, Ottawa and Canadian Diocese of the ROCOR

05/18 November 2014

Sts. Mucci. Galaktioni and Epistimia

Dear in Christ Jesus, fathers, brothers and sisters, the faithful of the Orthodox Church!

In the coming Sunday-10/23 of November, in the 24th week after Pentecost, the Church Abroad commemorates St. Philaret of New Yorksk.

One of the merits of a number of Vladyka Philaret before the Church Abroad was his ability with strict preservation and observance of all ecclesiastical law, canonical and the Orthodox faith, keep the peace and unity of the Church of the ROCA.

In the Orthodox Church there has always been allowed and coexisted different opinions. Even on the most pressing issues of the Church, such as the presence or absence of Grace in the Sacraments and in particular new calendarists and the MP, each diocesan bishop could express and adhere to their private opinions, deviant and gums and shuyno from ROCA officially adopted in council positions pending final on this issue the proper definition of the future Ecumenical Council.

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  • HermitsOf St-John

    “Archbishop of Syracuse”? Really? He neither lives anywhere near Central New York State nor is there a parish or any known Mission under His Eminence in this city. At least the sainted Abp Averky of old ROCOR had a parish in Syracuse where his crozier rested against the Iconostasis. I know, I know the Greeks use outdated and long dead cities to be named after. So what? Personally I think your title should best reflect ones authority. Ab

    • Deacon Joseph @ NFTU

      It’s a given that if there is a schism, they would try to refill a diocese around since 1960.