It is reported on this page about the "historic meeting of the Holy Synod of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia, 20.06.2015g., [June 20, 2015 Gregorian?] Chaired by Archbishop Tikhon
[Pasechnik] and the second and the last participant in that Synod was
mentioned Archbishop. Benjamin Rusalenko, [who both have no relation to
ROCOR – ed. InternetSobor] which meetings was held at the " Resurrection of ChristCathedral" in Boston, USA and with the participation by a delegation of three Greek priests of the [RTOC] Russian Orthodox Church Abroad" – an Archimandrite and two priests. Established in result, was a "Russian Orthodox Church in Greece". They discussed issues connected with the structuring of the new organization and the implementation of the "Russian Orthodox Church in Greece" (i.e., RTOC) on the territory of Greece. Naturally, there was confirmed, acommon confession of faith. Thus, Tikhon Pasechnik has now engaged himself to 'nourish' [okormlenie] – besides RTOC, also a Russian Church Abroad, as well as, concurrently [combining more than one office], in Greece. Also, it is fully possible, that he has become the first bishop in the history of the Russian Church, whose archepastoral leg has brought a nourishing omophorionon the ground of Orthodox Greece. Of course, it is now to be expected – as this has already been tried in Serbia –is a "fraternalepiscopalhyrotonia [consecration]" (there is a candidate – Archimandrite Filaretos) and one more schismwould be finally established.
joint liturgy was celebrated at the Church of Christ's Resurrection in
Boston, all present Archbishops ministered – Tikhon and Benjamin,
together with RTOC priests and with three Greek clergy. For one more RTOC bishop – Stefan Sabelnik, overcoming the distance between Trenton and Boston, of 280 miles, and further just to minister, has obviously proved beyond his powers... [he was absent from this RTOC gathering, very likely because of his very poor health and because he is normally bedridden].
RTOC has created yet another schism, this time now, in the Greek
Church. As they used to say in the USSR: "from our table – to your
Taking into consideration the secrecy surrounding this event, one can
assume that 'Archimandrite' Filaretos is no more, and in his stead there
is now a "bishop Filaretos" – one more fruit of the "temporary
fraternal care" by Archbishop Tikhon Pasechnik.
Comments#What do they need this for? [Зачем им это надо?] – Fr. Valery Leonichev 08/04/2015 19:14 Of course about 30% an assessment of the said RTOC meeting: – this is already much too [secretive, conspiratorial], but still, we must ask, why do those Greek and Russian "zealots" not wish to live together? POLL:
The percentage of the listing of the possible reasons for the
confrontation: the many opposing minds and disunity among the
"fragments" of the ROCOR, that did not unite with the MP Pro-Active and skilful work by agents of influence, towards the destruction of the free and canonical ROCOR. – 30% Each and everyone fancies himself to be the true heir, the guardian and the continuer of the traditions of the ROCOR. (the "White deed", "Russkost – Russianness or Russian character", "nepredreshentsy" [ones who have not changed robes]) – 19% What
disunites is the different ideological preferences of the church
hierarchy. (Liberal democracy, or monarchical absolutism, or national
socialism, or indifferentism ) – 17% What splits apart is the exclusive monarchical ambition, of the desire for power of the bishops. – 13% These
divisions are according to educational, cultural, class, and the
psychological communities of the leading members of the clergy and of
the church activists. (Émigrés, "former Komsomol members" [of the youth communists' organisation], or the so-called "catacombniks" dissidents) – 7% The different understandings of the accuracy of the interpretation of the dogmatics and compliance with the Church Canons. ( hidden "Crypto-ecumenism" – "catacomb fundamentalism", "Name worshiping" – "Name machism", "blagodatchiki" [ones who have Grace, Grace-centered?] – "bez-blagodatchiki" [ones who have no Grace] and "Tsar admirers" – "Tsar-machists") – 6% Other varied reasons. – 5% The
different understandings of the national-patriotic places in the
hierarchy of their priorities. ("Russian messianism", or Russian Nazism,
or «"universal" ROCA"»), etc. – 3% Total votes – 86 #RE: Зачем им это надо? — Eugene 08/04/2015 22:50
I think the cause listed here, with the 30% is quite a noteworthy
score. The fact that all the remaining problems can – in the absence of
external negative impacts or influences, – be resolved one way or
another, although this would take some time to accomplish. After all, if
the Orthodox faithful are trying – with God's help – to find the truth, then it shall be revealed to them. And there is an external impact, which is deliberately looking for an excuse to separate, which can play on
[ feed on], all existing open issues and artificially inflate them,
thus preventing their natural resolving. As far as thereare a lot of
open issues, as soon as some agreement is achieved on one issue, it is
noticed [planned], that immediately another issue begins to be artificially inflated disproportionately. #RE: Зачем им это надо? — Fr. Valery Leonichev 08/04/2015 23:25 If your, dear Eugene, remarks about the merits of these evaluations is true, then we can assume the following considerations: 1. "External impact" "can play" [emanate] from the inside. 2. This influence comes from certain "higher" (or their eaves-drop pers) in the groups. 3. This is the influence of certain activists. 4. This is the influence of the "special" ones, who have long been in the different groups (there are exceptions). 5. This work of the "special" ones is co-ordinated/orchestrated ..... Shall we continue? [as to who is doing this, or why]. #RE: Зачем им это надо? — Eugene 08/05/2015 02:43 Yes, "external impact" is anyway effected through "internal" actions and manipulations. I think that one should add here, the using.... of other people's weaknesses. #RE: Зачем им это надо? – Metropolitan Agafangel 08/05/2015 4:27 Missing out from this analysis, is the item "personal stupidity" – I [for one]
would vote for it, as a major cause for all of this
division. Incidentally, this fact does not deny the remaining
contributing items here listed, but it rather explains well, the possibility of their synergy [combination]. #RE: Зачем им это надо? – Fr. Valery Leonichev 08/05/2015 4:48
Both "personal stupidity" and "weaknesses" that are used by the various
church-adversaries, as well as the "action of demons," and "the
external impact/influences", too, act and have success where there is no
Christ and no Spirit of His. And so – these fightings and divisions
are possible and really do act when there is no Christianity in the
various church groups; the other numerous reasons and factors "have
success" only when there is lacking in us, the Chief One for Whom [i.e.
Christ], we have [supposedly] gathered together. #RE: Зачем им это надо? – Metropolitan Agafangel 08/05/2015 5:06 The Lord
chooses who are the worthy ones. Everything else is vanity. Therefore
we must also try to live in such a way that the Lord would choose us. #RE: Зачем им это надо? – Fr. Valery Leonichev 08/05/2015 5:16 At that, we would be happy to be among the number of the "chosen" ones,
but how is one to see the "vanity" around and the foppery in oneself?
Everything is so "important", "traditional", "patriotic", and "heroic"
....)))) #RE: Зачем им это надо? – Metropolitan Agafangel 08/05/2015 5:31
The chosen ones never know that they are elected [by God]. This is
what the parable of the Last Judgment is about. The same also is true
for those who consider themselves to be "true" [genuine]. It's only God Who can indicate that.