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


A schism is a blessing

A consolation we have when enduring a schism in our Church is that God allows it.  He is the Pruner.

Something Fr. Seraphim Rose said privately:

...We feel very much the dangers ahead of us: true Orthodoxy* can be swallowed up by half-hearted Orthodoxy, which is actually only a stage on the path to fake Orthodoxy (Constantinople, Metropolia, etc.). The schism of Evlogy and the Metropolia was a blessing from God, because it cut off many rotten members, the fake intelligentsia that wants to make a new Orthodoxy...
Fr. Seraphim Rose, 1975

*"true Orthodoxy" refers to the old ROCOR et. al., and not to the super-correct fragments.


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