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After my death our beloved Church abroad will break three ways ... first the Greeks will leave us as they were never a part of us ... then those who live for this world and its glory will go to Moscow ... what will remain will be those souls faithful to Christ and His Church. ~St. Philaret of NY






Brought to us by Optina Elders

Genesis, Creation and Early Man 2nd edition

Despite the crippling conditions in poor suffering Orthodoxy today, heaven has managed to bring us the true Orthodox teachings on creation.

From the editor's preface to Genesis, Creation and Early Man 2nd edition:
[MP propaganda has been omitted from the quote -jh]

[In Russia] within five years [of 1991], books against evolution and in favor of the Orthodox doctrine of creation began to come out from the Orthodox press.  The year 1997 saw the publication of a Russian translation of Fr. Seraphim's letter to Dr. Kalomiros, with the title An Orthodox View of Evolution.  Significantly, the book was published by the newly re-opened Optina Monastery, where the aforementioned Bishop Nektary – Fr. Seraphim's Patristics instructor and his spiritual father after the repose of St. John – had once received his spiritual formation under the holy Optina elders.

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