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



Volunteer work at Mountain View continues.  
The next work weekend is set for November 5-6.  
Our heartfelt thanks to all who can help with this.

√ RocorMp sinks deeper into world Orthodoxy

√ [members only] old OW blog:  issues 20, 22, 23, and 70 have been added

√ worth re-reading:  The Royal Path by Fr. Seraphim Rose    
as it appears in the The Orthodox Word, 1976


AlaBill said...

Rereading this article from Fr. Seraphim Rose it clearly points out the ecumenical movement as the "enemy of man's salvation" and even more clearly, points to the Antichrist as the leader of this movement. Thirty five years later his question, "will Orthodoxy exist at all save in the catacombs and the desert?", illustrates just how difficult the task will be for us each to remain in Christ's Church.

Coming from a Protestant background and searching for Christ's True, Holy, Catholic, Apostolic Church I never expected it to be this hard. I am encouraged though when I read later in this Royal Path article...

"perhaps one or more of the Local Churches may yet be persuaded to step back from this ruinous path which will lead to the final liquidation (as Orthodox) of those jurisdictions that follow it to the end; and in any case, individuals and whole communities can certainly be saved from this path, not to mention those of the heterodox who may still find their way into the saving enclosure of the true Church of Christ."

I'm hoping and praying that those words are meant for me and my family.

Joanna said...

Yes. He means you exactly!

And yes, we hope your family will also see the buried treasure and want to buy the field.

This article is full of instruction for today. Clearly we see that Fr. Seraphim was not confused about world Orthodoxy and was not headed towards it during his lifetime. He was a loyal son of Rocor and saw Her specialness, he never could have fallen for the MP union. He explains that the Royal Path is not a compromise between extremes. He shows why a merger with the super-correct is unlikely and off the mark, anyway. All these things we face today. Orthodox who were not raised by Fr. Seraphim need to study these lessons, and Orthodox who were raised by Fr. Seraphim need to review these lessons.

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