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Who is Leading us to BOR?

Author: Preot Trist - Sad Priest
September 28, 2010
Some priests who have settled here after 1990 are saddened by the impertinence of some of their colleagues, mostly those who came from Romania between 1950 and 1990, those who did not forget the habit of collaborating with the Romanian Government and, in exchange for promises, favours and interest, they strike in all directions, hurting their fellow priests and most importantly, those they pastor. The fact that now, 20 years after the 1989 “revolution”, this group has a new-found yearning to unite under BOR (Romanian Patriarchate), proves clearly that they waited for this precise moment, when the notion of “Diaspora” and “Mother Churches” was being discussed by all Orthodoxy, to show the largest possible support for their side. It is the group of said future “bosses” and they act as if they are already in the positions promised to them in exchange for services rendered. Peace reigned in the Vatra Episcopate and for many years no one imagined the intentions of this tight but quiet group. For this reason, priests with honourable and good intentions also joined the Romanian Vatra, choosing it because they thought they would no longer have to deal with rude and impudent colleagues.

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NY Episcopal Assembly & ROEA

Author: Administrator
September 20, 2010
It has been three months since the Episcopal Assembly of all Canonical Orthodox Hierarchs of North and Central America took place in New York. It is important to review what actually happened so as to examine the implications for our Vatra Episcopate -ROEA (Romanian Orthodox Episcopate of America), a Diocese of the OCA (Orthodox Church of America), before our Cleveland 2010 Episcopate Congress.

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When the Going gets Tough…

Author: Alex. Nemoianu
September 2, 2010
When the Going gets Tough, the Tough get Going!

It is by now obvious that Orthodoxy in the New World is at a crossroads. The options are but two.  The Orthodox faithful of the New World have to choose between being an obedient appendix of the Old World or to assume the status of an equal among equals and demand canonical independence.  At this point a few basics should be repeated.

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Met. Hilarion BORussia & OCA

Author: Fr. Alexander Garklavs
September 1, 2010
Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk concludes US visit at the invitation of Metropolitan Jonah

SYOSSET, NY [OCA] On Tuesday, August 31, 2010, His Eminence, Metropolitan Hilarion [Alfeyev] of Volokolamsk, chairman of the Department for External Church Relations of the Russian Orthodox Church, and permanent member of the Holy Synod of the Moscow Patriarchate, concluded his three-day working visit to New York at the invitation of His Beatitude, Metropolitan Jonah of All America and Canada.

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