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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

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A message from Romania

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Mon, Jun 5, 2017 at 2:42 PM
To: "joannahigginbotham@gmail.com"
Hi Joanna,

   I would like to ask you what is the situation where you are? in europe and everywhere is very bad now after the crete fake council. after one year of heresy who is dispersing the flock and let ocultism an evil into the churches, we can say times are close.
   I'm from romania, and living in the UK now but planning to return as a few fathers had the coutrage to fight ecumenism, and people as well but we are persecuted everywhere. just a few bishops in Ukraine have stopped communion, a few fathers in romania, grece, russia, moldavia, serbia. it looks the official Church for how we know it will enbrace the roman-catholics and antichrist. his spirit is already taking the minds of several peoples.
but our hope is in Christ, our Lord and Savior.
   we are fighting against ecumenism, and keeping the teaching of the elders as Fr Iustin Parvu, Fr Cleopa and all the Others.
   the reason I'm contacting is if you would have copies of the orthodox word magazine, the old back issues?

   regards and I hope there you have fathers who are fighting as well.

With love in Christ,

A

5 comments:

Gregory Decapolite said...

Romania seems to be out of control. I've read very many accounts (via google translate) of the persecutions going on there against the resistors of the pseudo council of Crete. The video clips are frightful (even though I cannot understand what they are saying). May God bless them abundantly! These brave Romanians do not stand alone - in addition to the support they have from people like Bishop Longin, Fr. Theodore Zisis (and those of like mind) - they have the prayers of true Orthodox faithful the world over... May our Lord help and keep them! and may their efforts contribute towards the Synodal condemnation of accursed ecumenism!!!

Joanna said...

World Orthodoxy is going to get ecumenism shoved in their face. I've been starting to notice how world Orthodoxy uses the issue of ecumenism to supposedly justify their being in world orthodoxy by taking a "stand" against ecumenism it makes them think they are "true." Whether this using is done consciously or not –– the evil one (mystery of iniquity) uses ANY means to fool people.

Ecumenism is a trick. Many people fall for it.
The ROCOR-MP union is a trick. Many people fall for it.

Being against ecumenism by itself is no claim to true Orthodoxy; (by "true" I mean Abp. Averky's "true" –– not the fragments' idea of "true").

Abp. Averky's True Orthodoxy is outside of world Orthodoxy. Ecumenism is an issue that is in the faced of world Orthodoxy and in the polar opposite of world Orthodoxy. The polar opposite of world Orthodoxy, the other side of that coin, are the schismatic fragments. Their ecumenism is jurisdictional ecumenism like with RTOC going into communion with the Mountain View schism.

Gregory Decapolite said...

According to St. Nicodemos the Hagiorite enacting the 15th canon of the 1st-2nd Synod is an option but by no means mandatory. At times different Saints fought the same heresy using differing methods. For example St. Hypatius immediately ceased to commemorate Nestorius when he started uttering his blasphemies (he did not however cease communion with everyone who maintained communion with Nestorius before his Synodal condemnation); while St. Cyril of Alexandria waited many years before breaking communion with Nestorius. During these years St. Cyril was actively combating heresy. I believe this shows that their are different paths to combat heresy when it is being preached from within the Church. Discernment is the key...

Gregory Decapolite said...

A further example (of resisting heresy while maintaining communion) is Fr. George Calciu who suffered many years in the communist camps. Fr. Seraphim Rose wrote very highly concerning him. Fr. George was part of the official Romanian Church and also was, at other times, a part of the Catacomb Church. He was fiercely anti-communist and anti-ecumenist. His relics are now incorrupt in Romania. He died as a priest of the OCA...

Joanna said...

Truly the Church has handled heretics in different ways, but heresy itself is always condemned immediately. I will never accept the idea of "fighting from within" –– especially with ecumenism. It did not work for the Antiochians, it did not work for the OCA, and it is not working for the ROCOR-MP.

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