Uncategorized

(source: Mech-I-Trost) On October 5, a letter was released purporting to be from Fr Igor Chitikov and the parish Council of St Andrew, St Petersburg, FL, to Bishop Agafangel of Odessa claiming that they are alarmed by the upcoming All-Diaspora Sobor of the ROCOR-PSCA. Stating that the parish’s reason for joining with Bp Agafangel was based solely on the fact that Bp Gabriel of Manhattan was forcibly moved to Canada, the letter states that they never asked to be placed under Bp Andronik of Richmond Hill and the North American administrative district, claiming that such structures make the PSCA more like the Greek Old Calendarist “schisms”.

The letter states that “The reason for the appeal to you in this letter is that our parish has been placed in the diocese of parishes of Bp Andronik. We think that this is done in haste. We have not approached any requests to Bishop Andronik, and as of to 17 May 2007, there was no such administrative district in our Church. We appeal to you not as head of a new church organization, but as the only bishop RPTSZ (on the list at 17.05.2007) that did not accept ‘act of canonical communion’.

The letter further poses questions about the glorification of Metropolitan Philaret and asks why not previous hierarchs of the Church Abroad.

October 12, 2008

Fr Igor Chitikov of St Petersburg PSCA Parish Protests 5th All Diaspora Sobor

(source: Mech-I-Trost) On October 5, a letter was released purporting to be from Fr Igor Chitikov and the parish Council of St Andrew, St Petersburg, FL, […]
February 4, 2007

Archbishop Demetrios Wants World Security

Joseph Suaiden, NFTU Archbishop Demetrios, the Ecumenical Patriarchate’s Archbishop of America, wants lasting security in the world, according to his February Archpastoral reflections. He writes: In […]
January 31, 2007

Roman Catholic-Oriental Orthodox commission returns to work

(Spero News) The Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity this morning released a communiqué announcing that starting this morning, January 30th, the Joint International Commission for […]
January 21, 2007

Joint Prayer between Catholics and Jews in Poland

Apart from conducting joint prayer services, delegates are to hold workshops on various aspects of how different religions, prayers and beliefs play significant roles in molding […]