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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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We are not part of the Russian Church, but its grace-filled remnant.

Metropolitan Agafangel: We are not a part, but rather, we are the remainder  of the Russian Church 

Metropolitan Agafangel: 
We are not a fragment, we are the remainder of the Russian Church

The Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia was formed due to forced circumstances- when the Russian civil war was raging, and the Russian people were split into two groups-  those who remained in the territory seized by the Communists, and those who were outside of that territory. Between the two groups, there was no communication (as it was not possible because of the war). As a result and for that reason only, a separate Church Administration was established abroad. Thus the Russian Church, being united in spirit, became divided into two independent administrations.

This division as was written about in the Status of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia, in paragraph 1: "The Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia is an inseparable part of the local Russian Orthodox Church, temporarily self-governing on conciliar terms until the abolition of godless power in Russia, in accordance with the Decree of the Holy Patriarch, the Holy Synod and the Supreme Church Council of the Russian Church dated 7/20 November 1920,  № 362 ".

All forms of communion with the Church administration in Moscow by the ROCOR was completely discontinued in 1927 after the publication of the Declaration of Metropolitan Sergius. Since then, there has been no eucharistic communion between the ROCOR and the MP. In the same year of 1927, for the same reasons, the Church on the territory of the USSR was divided into a "Soviet church" with its administration in Moscow, and the Catacomb Church, which did not acknowledge the Soviet Church administration.

Thus, by virtue of external circumstances, the Russian Church was divided into three parts that did not have any communications with one another, which the ROCOR constantly stated. If the ROCOR had no contact with the MP not only because of the "iron curtain", but also on account of the soviet regime (and since 1961, because of the MP's entry into the heretical ecumenical community), then the ROCOR always declared full spiritual unity with the Catacomb Church.

After establishing the possibility to freely have contact with each other in the 1990s- in 2007, a part of the ROCOR joined the MP, turning a blind eye to Sergianism and the ecumenism of the latter ( to which was added the Latin heresy, which has divided the MP leaders). At that same time, a part of the Catacomb Church merged with the remnant of the ROCOR.

Thus, the part of the ROCOR, which did not join the MP because of the heresy of the latter (Sergianism) is no longer and cannot in any way be, nor can it consider itself in any form, a part of it (except, historically, until 1927).

 In fact, today we are not part of the Russian Church, but its grace-filled remnant.

As a matter of fact, we currently are not a part of the Russian Church, but rather its grace-filled remnant. I think we must confirm our status with a corresponding official Assessment of the Bishops' Council, which will be held in October of this year.
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+2 # RE: Metropolitan Agafangel: We are not a part, we are the remainder of the Russian Church - Internet Cathedral 11.05.2017 10:34
We have a troll called RomanSergeevich- -Pravoslavny - Oppolitov-Dmitri Riengenadievich, who writes a lot about the same thing: our Church must anathematize the Moscow Patriarchate, otherwise we are heretics (by the way, Greeks, Romanians and Bulgarians are old-timers, it turns out, too Heretics). He would say once, then you can take it into account, but when it repeats dozens of times, it is clear who we are dealing with. Since deleting his "comments" is already tired, I had to block this person.
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-1 # RE: Metropolitan Agafangel: We are not a part, we are the remainder of the Russian Church - RomanSergeevich 10.05.2017 19:40
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    In fact, today we are not part of the Russian Church, but its gracious remnant.

Do you consider yourself the fullness of the Russian Church?
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+4 # RE: Metropolitan Agafangel: We are not a part, we are the remainder of the Russian Church- Metropolitan Agafangel 10.05.2017 20:02
We believe that we are in the Church in which saving grace is present. Where the boundaries of this grace, only God knows. I do not think that we need to know the answer to the question posed by you.
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-4 # RE: Metropolitan Agafangel: We are not a part, we are the remainder of the Russian Church - RomanSergeevich 10.05.2017 20:20
The Church as the Body of Christ has not only Spiritual, but also material visible boundaries, because, like the Lord Jesus Christ, has a divine-human nature. Therefore, to determine who the Orthodox Church Council is by the Church Council, who have the sacraments of the Eucharist valid, and whoever has a heretic who does not have Sacraments, but bread with wine, is the duty of the Church. So your answer is:

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    Where the boundaries of this grace are, only God knows. I do not think that we need to know the answer to the question posed by you.

There is a dogmatic heresy that violates the 9th member of the Creed "In One, Holy, Catholic and Apostolic Church."
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+2 # RE: Metropolitan Agafangel: We are not a part, we are the remainder of the Russian Church - Metropolitan Agafangel 10.05.2017 20:59
The boundaries of the visible Church and the Church of the invisible do not always coincide. Not all who go to the temple and pray, not even all who keep the commandments of God (in the likeness of the Pharisees), are saved. God saves, not the law. Therefore, heresy is what you say - that, ostensibly, the Talmud is higher than Grace.
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# RE: Metropolitan Agafangel: We are not a part, we are the remainder of the Russian Church - Priest Sergiy Begashov 11.05.2017 06:13
     The Holy Fathers, who expressed this dogma about the Church, looked at the visible boundaries of the Church in a different way than you see. For if this were so, then in the face of the Orthodox saints there would not have been people who, for some reason, belonged to heretics. So, for example, you most likely know that formally prp. Isaac the Syrian, martyr. Aref the governor and with him more than 4,000 people did not belong to the Orthodox Church, but they became holy. Is this possible outside the Church and without grace? Definitely not!
     So we say that we know: MPs are heretics, not the Church, we do not recognize their sacraments, but we do not associate God in His mercy, for grace is not property of the Church, but Christ, who is its head. We do not believe that the MP is gracious as an institution; MP is not the Church. But we do not forbid God to act outside of us. For He did not come to judge, but to save. Will you refuse Him this for those fooled non-Church who can not yet figure this out in the power of God-known causes?
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+2 # RE: Metropolitan Agafangel: We are not a part, we are the remainder of the Russian Church - Hieromonk Nikandr 10.05.2017 13:36
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    We are not a part, we are the remainder of the Russian Church


It would seem that this is so clear that there can be no doubt. And, nevertheless, even today some ROCOR priests claim that we are part of the MP.

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