Christ is Risen!
Indeed, indeed, indeed He is Risen!
Bright paschal news keep coming these days; here is one in my hasty translation from Russian
A group of 13 Jordanville monastics have forwarded the following letter to Metr. Lavr:
"We witness, with great sorrow and frustration, that as the rapprochement with the MP progresses, our ROCOR is disintegrating more and more, both externally and internally. We observe with a sad feeling, that many staunch believers of our Church make a decision to no longer be with us. We regret to see the bitter fruits of the unification process: strife, contention at court, dissent, general perplexity; tragic destinies of some believers; loss of trust in our
archpastors; disillusionment often bordering on despair; self-willed behavior of certain bishops not aligned with truth and canons; obvious deviation from the traditional patristic path of ROCOR; heading for unification in spite of the fact that many questions of sergianism and ecumenism have yet to be dealt with in the light of the pure patristic teaching of the Church. Globalization gains momentum, a tendency for unification of all nations and religions is all too apparent.
Signed by eight (8) monastics, including one archimandrite and three priestmonks, of the Holy Trinity Monastery, as well as by all the 5 sisters of the St. Elizabeth nunnery in Jordanville.
Metr. Lavr has not responded to this address and forbade its publication.