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Reported May 29, 2014 (Source: Portal-Credo)

Statement by Bishop Stefan of Trenton & North America (RTOC) Concerning the Union of the Synod in Resistance and the GOC

The following statement is not the official statement of the RTOC, but my personal observations and concerns. Many faithful do not know what to make of this union, and have brought some questionable details to my attention. This statement is a reply to some of these concerns.

Many see this unity in a positive light and now say that we must also join the GOC Synod under Archb. Kallinikos, saying that the Church in Resistance has renounced Cyprianism. This, however, does not appear to be genuine – and talks with the hierarchs of this new Union are not possible until points of contention are cleared up.

The Old Calendarist Association (Koinotita) has sent a certain number of letters to the GOC Synod before and after their union with the Synod in Resistance in order to have details of it. The Association could never get an answer to the most critical questions regarding the position of the former Cyprianites. The cyprianists seem indeed to practice the double speech saying to their flock that they changed nothing in their teaching and that their departure was justified whereas at the same time the union is presented to the flock of GOC-K as a repentance of the cyprianites. To add more to the confusion, the permanent silence of the synod is worrying. Since the union, the key documents are still missing.

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June 3, 2014

Bp. Stefan of Trenton (RTOC) Statement on Recent Church Union

Reported May 29, 2014 (Source: Portal-Credo) Statement by Bishop Stefan of Trenton & North America (RTOC) Concerning the Union of the Synod in Resistance and the […]
May 24, 2014

May 1/14 2014 GOC(K) Hierarchical Visit to Massachusetts

Reported first on May 1/14, 2014 (Source: HOTCA website) On Wednesday May 1/14, 2014 His Eminence, Metropolitan Demetrius of America accompanied by Metropolitans Gerontios of Piraeus, […]
April 24, 2014

GOC-K Paschal Epistle 2014

Wednesday, 09 April 2014   Paschal Encyclical Year of Salvation: 2014 To the entire Church “Today the whole creation is glad and doth rejoice, for Christ […]
April 4, 2014

Met. Demetrius of America Visits Sts. Cyprian and Justina Monastery

On March 5 (OS) / 18 (NS), Metropolitan Demetrius of America visited the monastery of Sts. Cyprian and Justina, in Phyle, Greece. The monastery was the […]