Church History

The Holy Archbishop Averky of Jordanville condemns Name-Worship (Imiaslavie)

168. Q: What is the heresy of name-worshipers?

ANSWER: This is a distortion of the teachings of the significance of the Name of God, based on wrong, too literalist understanding of some passages of Scripture, and the sayings of the pastor of blessed memory, St. John of Kronstadt in his diary: “My Life in Christ.” The heresy that arose at the beginning of this century, on Mt. Athos among the ignorant fanatically-minded monks. The essence of this heresy is the statement that the Name of God is God Himself.

December 9, 2016

Archbishop Averky Condemns Imiaslavie (Name-Worship)

The Holy Archbishop Averky of Jordanville condemns Name-Worship (Imiaslavie) 168. Q: What is the heresy of name-worshipers? ANSWER: This is a distortion of the teachings of […]
September 5, 2016

Fr. Vladimir (Guettee) on St. Optatus of Milevis and Rome

(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 […]
July 27, 2016

1902 Encyclical of Ecumenical Patriarchate

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 […]
July 15, 2016

ROCOR and its Relations with the Roman Catholic Church

NFTU: It seems as if everything has always been on the precipice, with only short respites before another storm. Relations between the ROCOR and the Roman […]