public statements ecclesial

Ukaz of Communion

Bishop Stefan of Trenton’s site has the following announcement in pdf format:

By the Grace of God, on Tuesday April 4th, 2017, at the cathedral of the Dormition in Trenton New Jersey, a meeting took place between the bishops and clergy of the two respective dioceses headed by Bishop Stefan (Sabelnik) and Archbishop Andronik (Kotliaroff). In attendance were: Bishop Stefan, Archbishop Andronik, Mitered Protopriest Gregory Kotlaroff, Protopriest Sergei Klestov, Hieromonk Joseph (Chetkovskiy). Present by telephone were: Protopriest George Tsap, Protopriest Nikita Grigoriev, Hegumen Andrei (Erastov). The question of restoring Eucharistic communion between us was the main topic of discussion. All unanimously agreed, that there are no barriers preventing us from entering into Eucharistic Communion. It is time to overcome this unnatural division which was artificially imposed on us. In the near term, decrees will be issued in both respective dioceses of Bishop Stefan and Archbishop Andronik, that henceforth our clergy may serve together. In accordance with the Decree #362 of Patriarch Tikhon, we are in agreement that in the future we will need to organize one Church District that encompasses all Dioceses in the Diaspora. We will be working out administrative questions related to the organization of a mutual ecclesiastical authority. To commemorate our Eucharistic Communion, a joint archbishop service will take place at a set date as decided by our hierarchs. Bishop Stefan Archbishop Andronik

May 3, 2017

Abp. Andronik and Bp. Stefan Establish Eucharistic Communion

Ukaz of Communion Bishop Stefan of Trenton’s site has the following announcement in pdf format: By the Grace of God, on Tuesday April 4th, 2017, at […]
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

[Source] AN ANALYSIS AND CRITIQUE OF BISHOP STEFAN’S POSITION Date of publication on web-site: 15.12.2016 In point number 2 of his famous ukaz no. 362 his […]
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. […]