The Narrow Blindness of False Unity: An Appeal to Orthodox Greeks

“O Jerusalem, Jerusalem ...” or we may now lament, “O Constantinople, Constantinople!” * Once you were a defender of true Orthodoxy, and now you have begun to promote worldly political agendas. Once you preached the heavenly homeland, and now you are grasping at earthly power! Rise up! Not in defense of your own rights and …

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Constantinople and Alexandria: Dollar-bearing Hierarchs and the Service of Mammon

The news that The Patriarch of Alexandria has commemorated Epiphany of Apostasy and the schismatic group in Ukraine brings great sadness.  Contrary to the stated intent, such an action will only further the flames of schism which the Ecumenical Patriarch is fanning throughout the Orthodox world. No matter how one dresses it up, the betrayal of …

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Black Crows and White Doves: the Deception of False Orthodoxy

Below is a translation I made from Russian of one of Met. Luke of Zaporozhye's most timely writings - Christ is in our midst, my dear readers. Black crows and white doves. “I would have you know, brothers, that the Gospel that was preached by me is not according to man. For I did not …

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Unrepentant Reconciliation: the EP’s Novel Path to “Unity”

Peace, peace, they say when there is no peace (Jer. 6:14). One of the sad misconceptions promoted by supporters of the Ecumenical Patriarchate's actions in Ukraine is that the EP was simply reconciling those who were estranged from the Church. It was only goodwill and a desire to heal schism that motivated the EP. They …

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An Epiphany of Dark Intentions

“False prophets also arose among the people, just as there will be false teachers among you … And many will follow their sensuality, and because of them the way of truth will be blasphemed. And in their greed they will exploit you with false words. Their condemnation is not idle, and their destruction is not …

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The Night of no Return

“What you are going to do, do quickly” Jn. 13:27 The above words were spoken to Judas on the night he betrayed his Lord. Earlier in the Gospel of John, it was revealed that Judas was a thief and would steal money from the moneybag (Cf. Jn. 12:6ff). Our Lord long-suffered with Judas. The Lord …

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The Geopolitics of a Fading Kingdom

"The kings of the earth stood up, and the rulers gathered together, against the Lord, and against His Christ" (Ps. 2:2). The whole of earthly history is in the hands of God. Even those who strove to wrest history from God's governance, such as the Communists in Russia as a radical example, have ultimately only …

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Growing Cold in Lawlessness

With great sadness, I read that, in an Orwellian like manner, the Church in Greece has recommended to recognized as valid the schismatics in Ukraine. It seems Orwellian because of the propaganda ploy: “if you repeat a lie often enough, people will believe it. If you repeat a lie often enough it becomes truth. If …

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A Courageous Voice in a time of False Peace

Bishop Theophan of Poltava, of blessed memory, writes, "All has been put to disorder and is worsening. And I grieve over this, but I also rejoice. I grieve because we have no peace, but I rejoice because peace will come! And the peace of God, which passeth all understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds …

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Firsthand Reflection

I have just returned from a two and a half week trip to Ukraine. Although the trip entailed personal factors, one of my goals was to acquire a firsthand experience of the ongoing situation in Ukraine, specifically regarding the Church. To this end, I was blessed to have the opportunity to speak with some of …

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