public statements ecclesial

Two Bishops who were part of the the previous communion between the American Metropolia, the Synod of Metropolitan Raphael of Moscow and the Synod of Metropolitan Anghelos of Avlona have been received directly under the jurisdiction of the American Metropolia. According to the Metropolia’s official press release:

“The Chancery Office of the Metropolia has been informed by its First Hierarch, Metropolitan John, that the Holy Synod of Bishops of the Metropolia has received Metropolitan Daniel of Volokolamsk, originally ordained to the Episcopate by Metropolitan Rafail and Metropolitan John, and Archbishop Vissarion of Munich, originally ordained to the Episcopate by Metropolitan Anghelos and Metropolitan Gervase, into their number as their Brothers and Ruling Bishops under the omophor of His Beatitude, Metropolitan John.  Glory be to God.”

The two Metropolitans will be ruling Bishops in Russia and Germany, as well as full voting members of the American Synod until such time as a more canonical structure can be established on the principle of territoriality in the two countries.

February 26, 2017

Two New Bishops Received into the American Metropolia for Russia, Germany

Two Bishops who were part of the the previous communion between the American Metropolia, the Synod of Metropolitan Raphael of Moscow and the Synod of Metropolitan […]
December 19, 2016

RTOC Synod Responds to Bp. Stefan of Trenton

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December 10, 2016

Patriarch Bartholomew to Greece: Do what I say, or you are excommunicated!

[Source] The Following is the Commentary of Fr. Peter Heers, a priest in the New Calendar State Church of Greece, followed by the letter of Pat. […]
November 29, 2016

RTOC Denies Lesna Request; Mission at Lesna Dissolved

Source: To the Clergy and Parishes of the Russian True Orthodox Church in Western Europe Date of publication on web-site: 19.11.2016 Please be informed that the […]