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December 10th, 2016

Patriarch of Constantinople's Letter to the Archbishop of Greece: Defrock and Excommunicate those Opposed to our Council in Crete

Unprecedented and Uncanonical Intervention into the Internal Affairs of another Local Church latest show of Papal Pretentions

In unprecedented and uncanonical fashion the Patriarch of Constantinople, Bartholomew, is demanding that the Archbishop of Athens and the Holy Synod of the Church of Greece depose and excommunicate leading hierarchs and clergy of the Church for their opposition to the "Council" of Crete and its innovative organization and decisions. The Patriarchal letter names first of all, the one-time...


December 9th, 2016

Μακαριστός πατήρ Σεραφείμ Ρόουζ: Οι Ορθόδοξοι πρέπει ν’ αποφύγουν τον φανατισμό και σεκταρισμό και να παραμείνουν ενωμένοι εν όψει της ‘Συνόδου’

Προφητικά και σοφά λόγια, μεγάλης συνάφειας με τα δρώμενα στην Εκκλησία, σήμερα

Ο μακαριστός πατήρ Σεραφείμ Ρόουζ έχει κληροδοτήσει πολλά στην Εκκλησία και όχι λιγότερο σημαντική, μεταξύ αυτών, είναι η άοκνη μαρτυρία του της βασιλικής οδού των Πατέρων, ιδίως εν όψει της μεγάλης αποστασίας της εποχής μας και της επίμαχης αιρέσεως των ημερών μας, του συγκρητιστικού οικουμενισμού.

Στο παρακάτω απόσπασμα, από μία επιστολή την οποία έγραψε ο ίδιος ο π. Σεραφείμ...


December 9th, 2016

Blessed Father Seraphim: The Orthodox Must Avoid Fanaticism and Sectarianism and Stay United in the Face of the "Council"

Prophetic and Wise Words Which are So Very Relevant to Today's Church

Blessed Father Seraphim Rose has bequeathed much to the Church, not least of all his tireless witness to the royal path of the Fathers in the face of the general apostasy of our age and the particular heresy of our day, syncretistic ecumenism. In the following excerpt, from a letter her wrote on the feast of the translation of the relics of St. John Chrysostom, Jan 27/Feb. 9, 1977, Fr....


December 7th, 2016

The Example of Saint Ambrose of Milan and the Contemporary Theories of Obligatory Cessation of Communion with those in Communion with Hierarchs Preaching Heresy "Bare-Headed"

By Protopresbyter Peter Heers

Today, December 7th, we celebrate the memory of our Father Among the Saints Ambrose of Milan. The Life of the Saint, written by his close disciple Paulinus, relays important information on the state of the Church at the time and the way in which the Saint was elected bishop which is quite relevant to our contemporary situation and very instructive for us vis-a-vis how the Fathers of the Church dealt with...


December 2nd, 2016

Official Text: Declaration of the Holy Synod of the Bulgarian Orthodox Church

On the Council of Crete (2016) and the text “Relations of the Orthodox Church with the Rest of the Christian World”

The full, official text has been translated and posted online:

At a full session meeting on 11.15.2016, protocol № 22, the Holy Synod reviewed the text “ Relations of the Orthodox Church with the Rest of the Christian World ,” adopted at the Council on Crete,...


December 1st, 2016

Saint Paisios the Athonite on the Pan-Orthodox Council and Discernment

The Elder Warned that Holy Tradition would be Rejected and Replaced by Innovation

"At that time the Pre-Conciliar Conferences began in order to prepare a new Pan-Orthodox Synod, and among the issues discussed there were many proposals contrary to Orthodox tradition. When the Elder learned of them he was very worried and spoke with a pain of soul: "Do you understand what will happen?," he would ask. "Tradition will leave and all that will remain is the offense (evil-doing). [Θὰ φύγη ἡ...


Tagged In: Council, Ecumenism, Tradition
November 29th, 2016

The Final Decision of the Holy Synod of the Bulgarian Orthodox Church on the Council in Crete

"The Council in Crete is neither Great, nor Holy, nor Pan-Orthodox"

(The following is a summary of the Decision based upon an automatic translation and separate summary, and not the final and official translation. We expect a full English translation soon.)

The Holy Synod of the Bulgarian Orthodox Church has issued its final decision on the Council in Crete and the text "Relations of the Orthodox Church with rest of the Christian world." In a...


November 26th, 2016

ΑΠΟΚΛΕΙΣΤΙΚΟ: Η Συνοδική Απόφαση της Ορθοδόξου Εκκλησίας της Γεωργίας, του 1988, για τις Συμφωνίες του Σαμπεζύ και του Μπάλαμαντ, για την Θεωρία των Κλάδων και πολύ περισσότερα.

Μία Απόφαση Ορόσημο, μείζων κεφάλαιο στον Αγώνα για την Ορθόδοξη Εκκλησιολογία (σε Eλληνική μετάφραση).



ΕΙΣΑΓΩΓΗ

Η Συνοδική Απόφαση της Αποστολικής Ορθοδόξου Εκκλησίας της Γεωργίας, του 1998 έχει ξεχωριστή σημασία ανάμεσα στα Κείμενα-ορόσημα της σύγχρονης Ορθοδόξου εκκλησιαστικής ιστορίας, τα οποία σφραγίζουν τον αγώνα της Εκκλησίας να διατηρήσει ανόθευτη την «άπαξ παραδοθείσαν πίστιν» και την πίστη Της στην «Μίαν Αγίαν, Καθολικήν και...


November 26th, 2016

Παρέμβαση καί κείμενο στήν Ἱεραρχία τῆς Ἐκκλησίας τῆς Ἑλλάδος (Νοέμβριος 2016)

Μητροπολίτου Ναυπάκτου καί Ἁγίου Βλασίου Ἱεροθέου

Στήν τελευταία Ἱεραρχία τῆς Ἐκκλησίας τῆς Ἑλλάδος (23-24 Νοεμβρίου 2016) ὁ Σεβ. Μητροπολίτης Σερρῶν κ. Θεολόγος διάβασε τήν εἰσήγησή του, μέ τίτλο «Ἐνημέρωσις περί τῶν διεξαχθεισῶν ἐργασιῶν τῆς Ἁγίας καί Μεγάλης Συνόδου τῆς Ὀρθοδόξου Ἐκκλησίας» καί στήν συνέχεια ἔγινε εὐρύτατη συζήτηση γιά τό περιεχόμενο τῆς...


November 24th, 2016

EXCLUSIVE: The 1998 Synodical Decision of the Orthodox Church of Georgia on the Chambessy and Balamand Agreements, Branch Theory and more

A Milestone and Major Precedent for the Struggle for Orthodox Ecclesiology now Translated into English

INTRODUCTION

Among the milestones of contemporary Orthodox ecclesiastical history with regard to the Church's struggle to maintain "the faith once delivered" and Her belief in the "one, holy, catholic and apostolic Church," the 1998 Synodical Decision of the Apostolic Orthodox Church of Georgia is of especial importance. Echoing the earlier


November 19th, 2016

Η Πανορθόδοξη Συνεργασία θα ανθίσει όταν ξεπεραστεί η βαθύτερη αιτία των διαιρέσεων.

Συνέντευξη με τον Πρωτοπρεσβύτερο Πέτρο Χιρς, από τον Sergei Chapnin για το περιοδικό "Λοδκα" (Μόσχα)

http://lodka.sreda.org/

1) Πώς αξιολογείτε, σε γενικές γραμμές, τα αποτελέσματα της ‘Πανορθόδοξης Συνόδου’; Ανταποκρίνονται στις προσδοκίες σας;

Δυστυχώς, η αποτυχία αυτής της Συνόδου προκαθορίστηκε από την αντι-συνοδική, ανορθόδοξη μεθοδολογία, η οποία ακολουθήθηκε πριν...


November 14th, 2016

The “Council” of Crete: The Chronicle of a Premeditated Deviation

By Archimandrite Athanasios Anastasiou, Proigoumenos of the Holy Monastery of the Great Meteora

Editor's Note:

This is by far the most complete historical account and spiritual analysis of the "Council" of Crete to date, giving the reader both an overview and inside look at the events leading up and occurring at the "Council", with emphasis on the Church of Greece's involvement. The following translation into English makes this important analysis available to...