ROCOR-A Extraordinary Sobor (2014) General Epistle

November 27, 2014  (Source:

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Dear brothers and sisters! We, the bishops of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia, gathered at the Extraordinary Council of Bishops, pay attention to all the faithful of the fact that the history of the Church of Christ knows convicted of heresy and ethnophyletism Sergianism that, as the heresy of ecumenism, directed against the dogma of the Holy Church. Heresy ethnophyletism convicted in 1872 Constantinopolitan Local Council, is that in the interests of the nation are offered sacrifice the interests of Christ’s Holy Church. It should be noted that this heresy has now acquired a distinct political overtones. About heresy Sergianism written and said there were many, so need only recall that the essence of this heresy is that the victim state, and even the godless, to bring the interests of Holy Church. So, although the nation, politics, the state is to respect human values, but they are not the main Christ and His Church. Of course, in such a difficult and unusual for us politically time, regardless of disputes on the Internet, different personal opinions and different charges, all of us, ROCOR, love our suffering homeland – Holy Russia. Its history and traditions. Its monarchical past. Bow our heads before the heroes of the White Movement. But love for Christ and His Holy Church sacred to us than the love of the motherland, of course if we are still Christians. “He who loves father or mother more than me is not worthy of me: and he that loveth son or daughter more than me is not worthy of me.” (Matt. 10:37).

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