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    Miscellaneous Split from Russian True Orthodox Church thread

    Seriously I am curious...Please indulge me. And who said I was a Matthewite?
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    Miscellaneous Split from Russian True Orthodox Church thread

    By the authority of the Church which has ANATHEMIZED the Papal Calendar in three Pan-Orthodox Synods. I respect the Copts for their piety and their traditional values. Things lacking among the New Calendarists who accept such evils as artifical contraception. I do not respect their refusual to...
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    Miscellaneous Split from Russian True Orthodox Church thread

    "You could, but I think you mean 1054." Thank you for correcting me. Do you believe that the entire Latin Church fell away in 1054? The historic Orthodox Church has expressed her mind on the Papal menion many times since it's inception by the Pope of Rome. Indeed it falls under the anathema...
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    Miscellaneous Split from Russian True Orthodox Church thread

    Those who continue to confess the historic Orthodox Faith and possess valid Apostolic Sucession and remain apart from all heretics and schismatics.
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    Miscellaneous Split from Russian True Orthodox Church thread

    New Calendarists are not the Church. As for whether anyone in Communion with them is not the Church that is another question but at this point in history I believe it would be safest to say yes...No one in Communion with New Calendarists today is in the Church. I could ask you whether you...
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    Miscellaneous Split from Russian True Orthodox Church thread

    The Coptic Church clearly teaches that the Christ has ONLY One Will (and believe me I respect the Copts much more than any New Calendarist Church you care to mention) and they venerate as Saints and teachers those Anathemized by an Ecumenical Council. And wrong the Patriarchate of Antioch has...
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    Miscellaneous Split from Russian True Orthodox Church thread

    I told you the other Orthodox Bishops in Greece who were not in prison did not want to consecrate new Bishops because they felt that the New Calendarists were still the Church and they therefore did not want to alienate them further.
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    Miscellaneous Split from Russian True Orthodox Church thread

    It is so pleasing to hear that my Patriarch has fallen under anathemas by your authority whatever that may be. Please do not snow an average layperson like me with selective applications of canons that I know little about (as also your alleged authority). His Beatitude Ignatius of Antioch is of...
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    Miscellaneous Split from Russian True Orthodox Church thread

    It references a canon. Are you asking those questions sarcastically? I ask this in all honesty seeing as you yourself I have been given to understand once belonged under a Synod that could be described as "Old Calendarist". Bishop Germanos of the Cyclades was imprisoned by the government for...
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    Miscellaneous Split from Russian True Orthodox Church thread

    In the normal course of events yes however... Orthodox Christian Education Society: The Rudder, Chicago, 1957, p. 4, lines 11-13 "The Apostolic Injunctions (Book VIII, chapter 27), on the other hand, commands that anyone ordained by a single bishop be deposed from office along with the one...
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    Miscellaneous Split from Russian True Orthodox Church thread

    Father, I am not sure what an extreme zealot position is. We must be guided by the Dogmas and the canons of the Church which taken as a guide and examining the current situation in what is generally described as the Orthodox world would suggest indeed that it is very unlikely that there are...
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    Russian True Orthodox Church?

    Father Bless! How do you justify Archbishop Lazar's schism from the Synod of Mansonville?
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    Miscellaneous Split from Russian True Orthodox Church thread

    Unfortunately the Patriarchate of Antioch has fallen under the anathemas of the Council of Chalcedon through their false union with the Oriental Orthodox Church and for that reason alone (there are many others) cannot be considered part of the historic Orthodox Church. Was St Maximus the...
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    catholic answers forum bars orthodox dicussion

    So wine drinkers have to suffer more than Whiskey drinkers?
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    catholic answers forum bars orthodox dicussion

    Interesting that you should use that source.... Still before the appearance of the declaration of Metropolitan Sergei that very summer of 1927, Elder Nektary of Optina, in a conversation with visiting Professors Kamarovich and Anichkov, called Metropolitan Sergei an innovator. And when it was...
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