During the reign of Tsar Aleksei Mikhailovich, Patriarch Nikon Minin launched new studies of Russian sacred texts, comparing them with Greek models to identify discrepancies. The reform started with the convening of a Sobor in Moscow in 1654, which decided to bring the liturgical books in line with Greek manuscripts. The Great Moscow Sobor of 1666-67 approved new rites of worship and ranks. The authorities began a crackdown against the opponents of reform, which lasted for about two centuries. The Old Ritualists split at various times, the monarchy varied in its approach to them. At times, the government was lenient; at others, it was severe. Sometimes, the Belokrinitsky Old Ritualist hierarchy could serve legally at the Rogozhskoe Cemetery in Moscow, but at other periods, during the so-called “sealing of the altars”, the state forbade the Old Ritualists to serve the liturgy.
In 1800, some of the “priested” Old Ritualists sought rapprochement with the Holy Governing Synod, which established a special structure for the so-called Yedinoverie (“One-Faithers”, “Unionists”)… maintaining the pre-reform ritual, they submitted to the jurisdiction of the canonical Church, recognising that ritual differences don’t affect general dogmatic teaching. For example, in comparing the sign of the cross, although they used different constructions, both usages symbolise the unity of the three persons of the Holy Trinity and of Christ‘s dual divine-human nature. In 1905, Tsar St Nikolai Aleksandrovich issued a decree on religious tolerance, removing all civil restrictions on the rights of the Old Ritualists, and, in 1971, an MP Sobor adopted a resolution to lift the oaths and anathemas from the old rites.
12 February 2013
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Here’s the “bible” of the konvertsy… nasty, ain’t it?
Today, loud rightwing extremists are trying to take over our Church in the American diaspora and link it with godless moneygrubbing “conservative” elements in the the American political scene. Well, they’re NOT in the mainstream of the Church. HH is a LEFTIE. Let me repeat that… politically, HH, like most of the clergy in the Rodina is a Leftie. He’s friends with the Castro brothers… he’s friends with China… he’s supports the Palestinians and Socialist Cuba. That is, he doesn’t support the Rightie lunacy spouted by Victor Potapov, James Paffhausen, Alexander Webster, Terrence Mattingly, Rod Dreher, and Michael Dahulich.
If you’re an Orthodox Christian, you’ll follow HH… as for the people I named, well, they’re following an evil ideology. Oppose them… it does affect the destiny of your immortal soul. Remember this… Our Lord Christ didn’t use the police power of the state to coerce obedience… neither should we.
This needs no comment from me. Compare the sterling work done by Vladimir Romanovich on patriarchia.ru with the incompetent rubbish (or downright stonewalling) handed out by the brazen PR flack Ginny Nieuwsma & Co on oca.org… one of these things is NOT like the other!
A Cabinet member sent me a link and wrote:
Christ is risen!
If you take blood pressure medicine, take it before you read this drivel… the converts will eat this crap up.
Indeed, Bob Taft was his snarky self… but he did us a service, kids. He named many of the POS Quislings in Orthodoxy. That’s a GOOD thing. Taft didn’t intend to do that, but that’s what he did do. He named many of the worst arse-kissers in the Orthodox camp. He exposed many of the Orthodox who’re kissing the naked bum of the Pope of Rome. That’s no small beer, and Bob Taft forgot that we’d read his unhinged crapola. Here are the worst plug-uglies in the Hall of Shame:
- James Paffhausen
- Lyonyo Kishkovsky
- John Jillions (a man so depraved, he took a Uniate pay-cheque)
- Chad Hatfield (he took an honorary degree from the TEC Seminary that he graduated from… surely, a first, even for the indifferentist OCA)
- Paul Meyendorff
- Sergius Bowyer
- Frederica Matthewes-Green
- Alexander Webster
- Rod Dreher
- Vassa Larina
- Andrei Psaryov
- Hilarion Alfeyev (he and his greasy set of eunuchs are the main pro-Uniate cancer in the MP at the Centre (Tikhon Shevkunov is pro-oligarch, but he’s showed no signs of being pro-Uniate, yet)… when shall HH cut out this locus of infection? God willing, it’ll be soon)
The rot has set in equally in the OCA and in the ROCOR… the worst and saddest one is Vassa Larina… she sold out Christ’s Church for filthy lucre and academic position. Bob Taft “seduced” her with papist money and promises of academic preferment… and she fell for it. Had this been before 2007, George Larin would’ve disowned his daughter for selling out to the Pope of Rome and his Jesuit Uniate minions.
We have major housecleaning to do…