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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






Orthodox Charismatics Can't Exist


The following post is selected from Western Rite Critic blog.  CEC stands for Charismatic Episcopal Church, from which world Orthodoxy is receiving many converts as both individuals and whole parishes.
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“The reason there’s not been a pentecostal charismatic renewal movement within Orthodoxy is because of a healthy and robust theology of the Holy Spirit. I think what began this disintegration… was the theology of the (filioque) which results in a very weak doctrine of the Holy Spirit.” – Fr. Patrick, Antiochian Church