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The ecclesiastical court held on September 17th (NS) / 4th (OS), on the case of Fr. Raphael Johnson was concluded this past Saturday.  The verdict of the court was to remove the defendant (the former Priest Raphael) from the Priesthood (i.e. deposition), and to consider him nothing more than a layman.  The “Proceedings and Conclusion of the Spiritual Court” can be found at the Metropolia website here.

September 18, 2016

Fr. Raphael Johnson Trial: Here are the Details

The ecclesiastical court held on September 17th (NS) / 4th (OS), on the case of Fr. Raphael Johnson was concluded this past Saturday.  The verdict of […]
September 5, 2016

Fr. Vladimir (Guettee) on St. Optatus of Milevis and Rome

(From Fr. Vladimir’s “The Papacy: Its Historic Origin and Primitive Relations with the Eastern Church,” pages 181-183)   Another text which at first sight seems very […]
August 21, 2016

GOC-K: ENCYCLICAL CONCERNING THE ECUMENIST GATHERING IN CRETE

ENCYCLICAL concerning the Ecumenist gathering in Crete Republic of Greece Church of the True Orthodox Christians of Greece Holy Synod Kanningos 32 (3rd floor) 106 82 […]
August 15, 2016

American Metropolia Bishops to Hold Ecclesiastical Trial for Controversial Priest

The Metropolia of North and South America and the British Isles will be hold an ecclesiastical trial in the case of a Plaint issued  against one […]