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In what is essentially a culmination of weeks of debate between the First-Hierarch of the American Metropolia– with the agreement of the Bishops– and Metropolitan Raphael of Moscow and his Synod, Metropolitan John of New York has formally declared a ban on name-worshippers from parishes of the Metropolia. The practical aspects of this are unclear in terms of application, as there is no overlapping jurisdiction except in Latin America. However, it has an immediate effect on the HOCNA, who, while claiming not to be involved with either jurisdiction, endorsed the epistle of Metropolitan Raphael endorsing name-worshipping “for educational purposes” and has been endorsing name-worshipping teaching for a couple of years, causing a defection of a majority of its clergy & parishes to join the Synod of Archbishop Kallinikos of Athens.

It can be assumed that members of HOCNA, who had been previously received into the Metropolia by chrismation, must now formally reject the heresy of name-worshipping as well.

The short notice reiterates that the Orthodox teaching was exemplified in the decisions of the Russian Synod and Patriarchs St Tikhon and Germanus, and bans communion from those who either hold to Onomatodox teachings or reject the said decisions.

August 7, 2014

Metropolitan John of New York Bans Name-Worshippers from Communion

In what is essentially a culmination of weeks of debate between the First-Hierarch of the American Metropolia– with the agreement of the Bishops– and Metropolitan Raphael […]
July 25, 2014

Metropolitan John: St Philaret Taught Against Name-Worshipping; TOC (R)’s Pronouncements Void

In a peaceable, but firm, letter responding to the TOC (R)’s pronouncements in favor of name-worshipping, Metropolitan John of New York, after consulting with the other […]
June 15, 2014

Bishop Photios of Marathon Issues Response Concerning SiR Union

N.B. While we often aggregate news from other sources, with the following article, we owe Jean-Serge Katembue of http://orthodoxie-libre.over-blog.com/ our sincerest apologies. A copy-paste of their […]
June 7, 2014

Ecumenical Patriarch and Pope to hold ‘Interfaith’ Prayer Service with Jews and Muslims

June 06, 2014 (Source: Greek Archdiocese of Americas) NEW YORK- His All-Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew, spiritual leader of over 300 million Orthodox Christian faithful worldwide, will […]