NFTU NEWS

September 04, 2014 (Source: www.portal-credo.ru)

Apparently Fr. Constantine Kochegarov, a GOC-K priest in the Moscow region of Russia, has refused to accede to the GOC-K Synod’s transfer of all its former missions, parishes, and clergy in Russia and Ukraine. The GOC-K had decided previously that all its missions and clergy in Russia/Ukraine would be placed under the ROCOR-A. However, Fr. Constantine Kochegarov has refused to do this, as long as Met. Agafangel and the ROCOR-A will not condemn Cyprianism as well as cease liturgical commemoration of Pat. Ireneaus of Jerusalem.

As noted previously, the Bulgarian members of the GOC-K had similar objections (though much more stringent in their demands).

Fr. Constantine said he would go under Met. Agafangel’s omophor as soon as Met. Agafangel and the ROCOR-A Synod condemned Cyprianism as an heresy. There seems to have been some additional details contained in the above link; for example it is stated that the former Synod in Resistance bishops were received in some manner by some sort of prayer while kneeling before Abp. Kallinikos, that Met. Agafangel initially objected to much but was convinced after 10 hrs of arguments, and a promise was given by Met. Agafangel¬† that he would no longer receive people from the MP who were not baptized by triple immersion (as we know, this seems to have been one of the issues that the Abp. Kallinikos, when only metropolitan, objected to about the planned RTOC communion agreement).

Fr. Constantine, nevertheless, seems hopeful that Cyprianism will eventually die out and the GOC position will be triumphant.

September 4, 2014

GOC-K Priest Refuses to Join ROCOR-A; Accuses it of Complacent Cyprianism

September 04, 2014 (Source: www.portal-credo.ru) Apparently Fr. Constantine Kochegarov, a GOC-K priest in the Moscow region of Russia, has refused to accede to the GOC-K Synod’s […]
September 4, 2014

All GOC-K Clergy in Russia-Ukraine Placed under Met. Agafangel (ROCOR-A)

September 04, 2014 A decree by the Synod of the GOC-K was recently issued transferring the Russian and Ukrainian clergy under its jurisdiction to the jurisdiction […]
September 3, 2014

Vestments of St. Ambrose Undergoing Restoration

September 03, 2014 (Source: www.sciencedaily.com) Originally reported on September 02 Archaeologists from the University of Bonn, working with restorers, are preserving and studying 4th-century tunics ascribed […]
September 1, 2014

Ecumenical Patriarchate: Ecology Most Important Issue Facing Orthodox

September 1, 2014 (Source: http://www.patriarchate.org/news/) Original reported on August 30 For the full Patriarchal Encyclical go here. Protecting the environment and good stewardship is, of course, […]