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Patriarh Tihon

Ukase № 362 and Church Districts

(This is an abridged version of the report delivered at the VI All-Diaspora Council in January 2017.)   Introduction                                              The vessel that is the ROCA was shipwrecked in 2007, with very few avoiding drowning by taking to the lifeboats – the “fragments” of the former Church Abroad.   Almost 10 years have passed since then, […]

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Patriarh Tihon

Указ №362 и Церковные Округа

Сокращенная версия доклада, прочитанная на 6-м Всезарубежном Соборе, январь 2017 г. Вступление В 2007 г. корабль РПЦЗ потерпел крушение. Не многие спаслись от потопления на маленьких лодочках – «осколках» прежней Зарубежной Церкви.   Прошло почти 10 лет с того времени, и мы пришли к полному кризису. Ситуация настолько бедственная, что некоторые уже открыто говорят, что […]

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All Diaspora Council January 2017

>>>START HERE<<< VI All-Diaspora Council: OVERVIEW - Reports and Resolutions

Overview VI All-Diaspora Council Opening Remarks by Archbishop Andronik / Слово На Открытие VI Всезарубежного Собора Археп.Андроника. Epistle to all Faithful Members in the Homeland and in the Diaspora / Послание 6-Го Всезарубежного Собора Русской Православной Церкви Заграницей Верным Чадам Во Отечестве И Разсеянии Сущим.   VI All-Diaspora Council REPORTS The Causes of the Profound Crisis in the […]

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All Diaspora Council January 2017

Archbishop Andronik: VI All-Diaspora Council Opening Remarks / Слово На Открытие VI Всезарубежного Собора Археп.Андроника (English and Russian)

Greeting after the Moleben   Dear archpastors, pastors, and brothers, delegates of the VI All-Diaspora Council!  Allow me to welcome you with the words of the festal greeting, Christ is Born, Glorify Him!   It brings us great joy to see all of you gathered together here in these radiant days of the feast of […]

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All Diaspora Council January 2017

EPISTLE Of The VI All-Diaspora Council Members Of The ROCA To All Faithful Members In The Homeland And In The Diaspora / Послание 6-Го Всезарубежного Собора Русской Православной Церкви Заграницей Верным Чадам Во Отечестве И Разсеянии Сущим (English and Russian)

“Thou crownest the year with thy goodness, O Lord,” we, participants in the First Session of the VI All-Diaspora Council, appeal to the incarnate God on the first day of the new year of 2017.  Our thoughts turn to the tragic events of one hundred years ago; to the traitorous February and bloody October revolutions, […]

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All Diaspora Council January 2017

FIRST REPORT: The Causes Of The Profound Crisis In The ROCA, Archbishop Sofroniy / ПРИЧИНЫ ГЛУБОКОГО ЦЕРКОВНОГО КРИЗИСА РПЦЗ (English and Russian)

I would like to begin my report by quoting from the 1848 Encyclical of the Eastern Patriarchs: “Neither our Patriarchs nor our Councils have ever been able to introduce anything new, because the guardian of our piety is the very body of the Church, that is, the people themselves who always desire to keep their […]

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All Diaspora Council January 2017

SECOND REPORT: Conciliarity In The Church And Its Violations In The Synod Of Met. Agafangel, Hieromonk Ignati (Krutkov) / Соборность в Церкви и ее нарушение митр.Агафангелом (English and Russian)

NOTE: Father Ignaty’s lecture discusses the term “catholic” as it is used in Orthodox teachings. For example, in the words “I believe in one holy, catholic, and apostolic Church”. In this translation, the words “catholic” and “conciliar” are used interchangeably to avoid confusion with the phrase “Roman Catholic” which is what one usually thinks of […]

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All Diaspora Council January 2017

THIRD REPORT: Church Publications And The Internet-Sobor Website by Vadim Yarmolinets / О Церковной Прессе И Веб-Сайте Интернет-Собор С Дополнением (English and Russian)

The Pre-Council Committee assigned me to prepare a report on church publications, and particularly on the activities of Metropolitan Agafangel’s bully pulpit, the Internet-Sobor website. What gives me the right to take on such a topic? I have spent 30 years of my life working for the press, 18 of which were spent at the […]

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All Diaspora Council January 2017

FIFTH REPORT: The Spiritual Unity Of The Church Amidst Conditions Of Administrative Fragmentation by Very Reverend Nikita (Grigoriev) / Духовное Единство Церкви В Обстоятельствах Административной Раздробленности (English and Russian)

Glory to the Holy Consubstantial and Indivisible Trinity!   With these words begins the all-night vigil. The Trinity is absolutely Indivisible, because It is perfectly Holy and is, in essence, perfect love. God cannot have even the slightest shade of sin and therefore He cannot have any sort of division because division proceeds from sin. […]

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