Orthodox Christianity & Theology

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For There Must Also be Heresies Among You by Archbishop Averki

This article deals with the scriptural concept of heresy in the context of modern ecumenism and “world orthodoxy” How does one properly understand these words of the Holy Apostle Paul? Does he really approve of dissensions among Christians or recognize them as necessary or desirable? Is he making them the […]

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What are the Goals of Ecumenism?

by Hiermonk Sava (of Serbia) This article speaks against the ambitions and motivations of the global Ecumenical movement. The fundamental goal and the primary task of the ecumenical movement is to re-interpret Christianity—or, in other words, to annihilate Orthodoxy completely. The dialogue between various Christian confessions—as, also, the dialogue between […]

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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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The Resolution of the Council of Bishops of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia, of 1/14 September 1971

This declaration clearly enunciates the ecclessiological position of the Church in Exile, rejecting the false self-proclaimed “patriarch” Sergius and proclaiming the sufferings of the Catacomb Church, here clearly identified as the “persecuted Russian Church” as opposed to the false official church, which is identified as the servant of Belial. The […]

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A Letter From Metropolitan Philaret to Fr. Victor Potapov of the Church Abroad Concerning Father Dimitry Dudko and the Moscow Patriarchate

A letter addressing appropriate relations with the MP, and the ecclessiological position of the Church in Exile. Dear Father Victor, For a long time now I have been intending to write a few words to you, but somehow I haven’t managed to get around to it. But at last I […]

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