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August 11, 2015  (Source: http://www.dep.church)

An Unpleasant But Necessary Statement About Certain Misrepresentations of Historical Fact

by

Bishop Auxentios of Etna and Portland with the editorial collaboration of Bishop Chrysostomos, Metropolitan emeritus of Etna

«Καὶ μὴ συγκοινωνεῖτε τοῖς ἔργοις τοῖς ἀκάρποις τοῦ σκότους, μᾶλλον δὲ καὶ ἐλέγχετε.»

“And take no part in the unfruitful works of darkness, but instead expose them.” (Ephesians 5:11)

 

July 2, 2015 (Church Calendar [Old Style])

Deposition of the Precious Robe of the All-Holy Theotokos

 

To the Faithful and Clergy of the Diocese and to All Truth-Seeking Christians, May our Lord richly bless you.

Drawing on the foregoing exhortation of St. Paul to the Christians of Ephesus, I will begin my present statement, an unpleasant but necessary one, by an afrmation drawn from another letter of St. Paul, his second Epistle to the Corinthians. In it, St. Paul says, “Therefore, since we have this ministry…, we have renounced the hidden things of shame, not walking in craftiness…, but by manifestation of the truth commending ourselves to every man’s conscience in the sight of God” (4:2). I also afrm that, as a “bondservant for the sake of Jesus” (4:5), my concern is to speak the truth as it is, “lest,” on account of deceit and untruths, “there be contentions, jealousies, outbursts of wrath, selsh ambitions, backbitings, whisperings, conceits, [and] tumults” (12:20). I do not speak the truth in order “to become your enemy because I tell the truth” (Galatians 4:16), but so that we will all be made “free” by the “truth” (St. John 8:32) and that the “conscience” of those who “[speak] lies in hypocrisy” will be “seared with a hot iron” (I St. Timothy 4:2), to the end that we might ultimately preserve “the unity of the spirit through the bond of peace” (Ephesians 4:3).

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August 11, 2015

July 2015 Statement by GOC-K Diocese of Etna and Portland About Last Year’s Union: The matter was not that of one side submitting to the other.

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