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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






Archbishop Averky tomb

Photos taken by Eugenia, a pilgrim to the (captive) Jordanville monastery during Lent 2017.





Archbishop Averky understood that, like the deeds of the false servants whom Christ rebuked  (I never knew you: depart from me, ye that work iniquity.  Matt. 7:23-24), the outward form of the Church and even of "true." "traditional" Orthodoxy could be imitated so cleverly, so exactly, as to be capable of "deceiving the very elect" (Matt. 24:24).