church life

The ecclesiastical court held on September 17th (NS) / 4th (OS), on the case of Fr. Raphael Johnson was concluded this past Saturday.  The verdict of the court was to remove the defendant (the former Priest Raphael) from the Priesthood (i.e. deposition), and to consider him nothing more than a layman.  The “Proceedings and Conclusion of the Spiritual Court” can be found at the Metropolia website here.

September 18, 2016

Fr. Raphael Johnson Trial: Here are the Details

The ecclesiastical court held on September 17th (NS) / 4th (OS), on the case of Fr. Raphael Johnson was concluded this past Saturday.  The verdict of […]
July 26, 2016

St. Pachomius of Chios on Frequent Communion

[Source] Who would not weep at the ignorance and wretched state of our contemporary clergy? Where has it ever been heard, that the Christians should go […]
July 21, 2016

The Patriarchal Sigillion of 1819 Under St. Gregory V of Constantinople on Frequent Communion with Confession

The Patriarchal Sigillion of 1819 Under St. Gregory the Fifth SIGILLION The Ecumenical Patriarchate to the Sacred Community of the Holy Mountain Gregory by the mercy […]
June 24, 2016

Ecclesiastical Witness Concerning Single-Handed Consecration

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 […]