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Adding Sergianism to Cyprianism. The Latest Works of the Synod of Kallinikos GOC.

In Greece, the basic rights of the True Orthodox were already protected by non-profit civil societies, companies, and unions of persons. When this law concerning the registration of Religious Legal Entities (RLE) came out, it was rejected by most True Orthodox believers and ignored. It would simply have fallen into disuse by the True Orthodox and probably recalled at least as far as the True Orthodox were concerned, because as we will see, it offered denial of the Faith to the True Orthodox in exchange only for worldly benefits. However, the Synod of G.O.C. of Archbishop Kallinikos of Athens saw in this law an opportunity to have privileges from the Greek Government and also a way to stifle all other True Orthodox groups of Greece and all other dissenters of their plans. Read more →

Archdeacon Paul Brown Reposes

Archdeacon Paul Brown of the St. Joseph of Petersburg Orthodox Church in Boring, Oregon reposed in the Lord on Bright Wednesday, 2019, just at the close of the singing of the Paschal Canon for him. This indication of his salvation was a great comfort to his family and friends. The date, April 18/ May 1, was exactly fifteen years after his ordination to the diaconate. He was 83 years old. Read more →

Protopresbyter Victor Melehov: The Fruits of a Schism

To build a union that is good and lasting upon a solid foundation takes wisdom, an uncompromising canonical will, an Orthodox ecclesiology, and the Grace and Will of God. To unite on the weak principles of one’s own varied desires, without an Orthodox ecclesiology, while disregarding the Holy Canons and pretending to proclaim God’s Will, may only lead to more of the same – schism. What we see forming at this recent Lesna convention is a compounded collection of schismatics, each spinning his own rhetoric of acceptance for the other’s questionable background and uncanonical maneuvers, each contradicting his previous position, all in order to reach an arrangement of mutual benefit. Read more →

Pasha Epistle of His Eminence Tikhon, Archbishop of Omsk and Siberia. Pascha 2019

The joyful all-forgiving mood, according to the word of St. John Chrysostom, read at matins, covers this Paschal night both the pious and indifferent, the kind and unkind. Such is the gift of a special, mysterious grace, bestowed on believers without merit and deeds in anticipation of the joys of paradise received by Orthodox Christians from the Lord. Read more →

Paschal Encyclical Right Reverend Philaretos, Bishop of Pallini and Western Europe, 2019.

“Why seek ye the living among the dead?” (Luke 24:5) This question of the two angels at the Most-Holy Tomb of Christ to the Myrrh-bearing women is the joyful announcement to them of the Resurrection of Christ. Living this very Resurrection of Christ, nothing can diminish our joy. We must continuously hear in our hearts the words of the Book of Revelation which say, “I am he that liveth, and was dead; and, behold, I am alive for evermore, Amen; and have the keys of hell and of death.” (Revelation 1:18). Our Christ is alive evermore! Read more →

Encyclical at the Beginning of Great Lent of Right Reverend Philaret, Bishop of Pallini and Western Europe, 2019.

We are given Great Lent every year as a time to repent for our sinful life during the year that has past since the last Pascha. If we exclude Great Week, which is actually a separate fast, Great Lent is approximately one-tenth of the whole year. We use this one-tenth of the year as a totally spiritual tithe to offer back to our soul that which we ourselves have deprived our soul of during the year. We are not precisely offering something to God. Nor are we “offering our struggles” for some poor souls. No, not at all! We are struggling for our own soul. We are repairing our own inner chamber! Read more →

Nativity Epistle of of Right Reverend Philaret, Bishop of Pallini and Western Europe, 2018.

Why do you marvel, O Mary? Why are you amazed at what has come to pass? “I have given birth in time to a timeless Son” (Second Kathisma Matins of the Feast of the Holy Nativity) Read more →

A Report Regarding the Meeting of the Synod of Bishops of the Russian True Orthodox

The Synod of Bishops of the Russian True Orthodox Church convened its regular meeting from November 08/21 to November 10/23, 2018. Read more →

 
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