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

We are not fighting against flesh and blood

Metropolitan Agafangel: The Sirens Sang
As it is well known to many, in the past few months in New York state, a number of agitators have "landed" for the split of the Russian Orthodox Church Abroad (4 people), and they are all very active in fulfilling their assigned mission.  Has this happened before in the history of ROCA?  I do not remember, probably, like it was in the leading-up to 2007, but then unfortunately, nobody paid any attention to it.  But now, due to our small size , it is clearly visible.  Obviously, just as the split in 2007 was planned and guided by the Russian Federation, it can be seen that the current initiative stems from the same place and the same source. . . .
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Spiritual Deception has been observed to be the #1 underlying cause of the Kotlaroff schism
On Spiritual Deception (St. Ignatius Brianchaninov)