Since they have no evidence against me or our Synod other than abstract defamations (which, in fact, they fully recognize), the schismatics have decided to work on our parishioners using artistic expressions to create semi-truths. It is like in literature or the movies - fictional villains are created. For example, to write continuously that the First Hierarch is a liar (without providing one example of a lie told), and that the Synod is made up of acolytes obedient to him. This topic is further exaggerated with the goal of deceiving innocent and trusting people that do not know what is truly happening in our Church (unfortunately they have always been an overwhelming majority).
In the last few days a "lyrical creation" has appeared, written by one of the four "spiritual captains", with the title "Thoughts on the Pre-Council Meeting of the Commission", which kindly and gently says, that you should not obey the lawful hierarchy, even if this hierarchy does not profess a heresy. Quotes from the Holy Martyr Hilarion Troitsky: "You can not rely on official pastors (bishops and priests), we can not formally use canons to decide church life questions, in general we can not restrain the correct course of action, however it is critical to have a spiritual sense that can indicate the path ofChrist amongst many trodden trails by beasts in sheep's clothing. "While the focus is not particularly accentuated here, St. Hilarion Troitsky is speaking of Sergianism - as at that time Sergianism had entered the Church, to subjugate the many, including clergy, and therefore every Christian needed the ability to distinguish between good and evil and not just know the letter of the law. In our situation, the other party is coming exclusively from the new schismatics and the words of the Holy Martyr directly exposes these schismatics who are attempting to put on a sheep's skin and penetrate the church government in a roundabout way to destroy and disperse the still remaining fenced in flock.
+ Metropolitan Agafangel
August 30 / September 12, 2016.
St. John Chrysostom:
St. Cyprian of Carthage: