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The Bitter Fruits of the Union of the Russian Orthodox Church Abroad and The Moscow Patriarchate

Below this introduction is a general epistle by His Eminence Archbishop Andronik of Syracuse and Saint Nicholas Convent. In it he exposes just a small portion of the change that our former brothers have gone through by their  union with the so-called Moscow Patriarchate. As a illustration that this noticed […]

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The Life-Giving Cross ~ Our Spiritual Treasure

The Holy Life-giving Cross of the Lord ~sermon from Saint Philaret of New York “Rejoice, Life-Giving Cross, invincible victory of piety, and door of paradise, confirmation of the faithful, rampart set about the Church. By it the curse is destroyed, and the reign of death is trampled down. Those born of […]

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We Consider it Impossible to Become a Part of the Moscow Patriarchate

  WE CONSIDER IT IMPOSSIBLE TO BECOME A PART OF THE MOSCOW PATRIARCHATE By Metropolitan Agafangel (This article was first published in the journal «Трибуна русской мысли (Tribune of Russian Opinion)» no. 11, 2009.)             The signing of the ‘Act of Canonical Communion’ between the Moscow Patriarchate and the Russian Orthodox Church Abroad […]

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True Orthodoxy

An article by one of our Church’s most respected hierarchs, Archbishop Averki of Holy Trinity Monastery in Jordanville, NY (who reposed in the Lord in 1975), talks about the meaning of True Orthodoxy in the modern world. For more information on Archbishop Averki, click here. Few people today know that […]

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2009 Paschal Epistle of Archbishop Andronik

“Thy resurrection, O Christ Savior, the Angels hymn in the heavens; Vouchsafe also us on earth with pure hearts to glorify Thee.” Stichera of the Radiant Resurrection of Christ   Congratulations to you all, honorable fathers, dear brothers and sisters in Christ, with the radiant Resurrection of Christ! I greet […]

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2008 Nativity Epistle

Nativity Epistle of His Eminence Agafangel, Metropolitan of Eastern America and New York Honorable prelates, dear pastors, brothers and sisters! The light fades and the darkness deepens – we draw near to the end of the Seventh Day. There is no clear or noticeable difference in the edifice of the […]

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A Lenten Epistle to the God-loving Pastors and Faithful of the South American Diocese

Beloved honorable Fathers, brothers and sisters in Christ! The time of Great Lent is at hand. In the yearly cycle in the life of the Church, the coming days are days of repentance. We celebrated the Nativity of Christ and Theophany, and since the feast day of Theophany, we have […]

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At the Glorification of the New Martyrs of Russia

This epistle to the flock was delivered on the ocassion of the glorification of the New Martyrs of Russia. In it, the Bishops of the Church Abroad express the unity in spirit with the new martyrs and the catacomb church. To the Children of the Russian Orthodox Church in the […]

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Epistle of the Council of Bishops of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia to our faithful pastors and beloved flock

In this extremely important epistle, the council of bishops outlines the responsibility of the Church Abroad in Russia, and explains the reasons for the establishment of a church administration there.   As God willed, in 1920 a portion of the one Church of Russia found itself, as a result of […]

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Resolution of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia Concerning the Election of Pimen (Isvekov) as Patriarch of Moscow

This resolution clearly defines the position of the Church Abroad towards the ecclessiastical body known as the Moscow Patriarchate. In this document, the Sobor denounces the election of Patriarch Pimen on behalf of the persecuted Russian Church, and cites canons that excommunicate both the illegally elected “patriarch” and all who […]

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