Epistles & Articles of the Russian Orthodox Church Abroad


Declaration to Christians of the Free World

While the Moscow Patriarchate sat in stony silence in the face of an unprecedented persecution of Orthodox Christians and the use of cruel and unusual psychiatric tortures, the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia issued an epistle appealing to the conscience of the world, and calling for prayers for the […]


A Letter from Metropolitan Philaret

The following is part one of a rather strong letter written by Metropolitan Philaret to Abbess Magdalena of Lesna. It is “strict ecclesiology” expressed most eloquently. A clear witness of the teachings of the Holy Church is evident. It should be noted that this letter was composed after the “Sorrowful […]


Epistle of Metropolitan Vitaly on the State of the Russian Orthodox Church Abroad

An epistle of the first hierarch from March 1998, clearly stating his views on world Orthodoxy, the Moscow Patriarch, and the ROCA.  A must read in view of the current situation of our church. from St. Vladimir`s Russian Orthodox Information Center As archpastor of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside Russia, […]


The Paschal Epistle of Metropolitan Vitaly

The epistle of Metropolitan Vitaly, the First Hierarch of the Russian Orthodox Church Abroad, Bishop of Montreal and All Canada, delivered on Pascha 2001. Remember, my dear ones, that as a bird is held up and flies through the air using two wings, so we can spiritually live and strive […]


An Epistle of Metropolitan Vitaly

This is an unofficial translation of the recent epistle of Metropolitan Vitaly. Message of His Eminence the Metropolitan Vitaly First Hierarch of the Russian Orthodox Church Abroad Venerable Archpastors! Beloved Fathers, brothers and sisters! It is with the aim of preserving peace and unity among us that I address myself […]

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