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Thursday, 4 August 2016

Fr Nikolai Balashov Believed that the Words Attributed to an EP Bishop about the Canonical Status of the Ukraine were Just “Journalistic Fiction”

Fr Nikolai Balashov

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The MP doesn’t believe that EP Archbishop Iov Gecha stated that the Ukraine was the EP’s canonical territory. Archpriest Nikolai Balashov, Deputy Chairman of the MP Synodal Department of External Church Relations (OVTsS) said:

Archbishop Job is highly educated and expert in canon law; I can’t believe that he’d really claim, “The Ukraine is the canonical territory of the Church of Constantinople”. Such a statement is contrary to historical truth, as well as the official position of the Patriarchate of Constantinople, confirmed many times. Furthermore, Patriarch Bartholomew of Constantinople sent an official notification to Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and all the Russias that Archbishop Iov would be visiting Kiev.

The well-known Ukrainian sectarian activist Sandeya Adeladzhi, of the Embassy of God cult, a supporter of the schismatics, released the interview with the mentioned statement. It also appeared on the Religious Information Service of the Ukraine (RISU) website, a Uniate-backed enterprise. Don’t forget that the head Uniate recently slandered Orthodox Christians… his fellow Ukrainian citizens. Vladyki Iov took part in services in Kiev at the personal invitation of Metropolitan Onufry Berezovsy of Kiev and all the Ukraine. I think that demonstrates whom the EP recognises as the only canonical Church jurisdiction in the Ukraine.

Journalists “tarted up” the facts; they published them without a twinge of conscience. Any road, attempts to deny the legitimacy of the reunification of the Kiev Metropolia with the MP are more journalistic fiction than a solemn statement of the Orthodox hierarchy. In any case, it’s absolutely devoid of both historical truth and canonical reason. Ecumenical Patriarch Dionysios IV and 21 of his Metropolitans signed the Conciliar Gramota of 1686, all the Eastern Patriarchs recognised it, and no one ever questioned it over the centuries.

4 August 2016

Interfax-Religion

http://interfax-religion.ru/?act=news&div=63986

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Saturday, 2 July 2016

2 July 2016. Antioch on Bart’s Robber Council in Crete

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Bart listens to His Master’s Voice… see the truth… he’s a bought n’ paid-for “house nigger” of the Anglo Neoliberals.

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Editor:

This is an excerpt of the original… I also had a friend at the Centre send me a Russian translation, what grammatical corrections exist below agree with the Russian, which is the main secular language of the Church (that is, it’s the language most in use by believers and clergy). However, I emphasise that the changes are rather minor and stylistic in nature; they don’t touch any points of substance. The document speaks for itself. The “council” in Crete was a sham… full stop. How much did the Yanks pay Bart to make a jackass of himself? Do reflect on the fact that his Anglo “minder” is Biden… a rabid anti-Orthodox Russophobic character of the first order. Shitbirds of a feather flock together…

The entire document is here.

BMD

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The Fathers of the Holy Synod of Antioch noted that the meeting in Crete didn’t fulfil the required conditions to convene a preconciliar conference for a Great Council, according to the Rules of Procedure of all-Orthodox Preconciliar Conferences, adopted in 1986, still valid to date. The Rules of Procedure state that convoking such a conference requires the approval of the First Hierarchs of all the Local Orthodox Churches (Article 2) and that any decision taken must be through the unanimous vote of all the Orthodox Autocephalous Churches (Article 16). These conditions weren’t operative at the meeting in Crete.

The Fathers of the Holy Synod unanimously decided the following:

  1. We consider the meeting in Crete a preliminary meeting towards a future all-Orthodox Council. Thus, we don’t consider its documents final. They’re still open to discussion and amendment upon convoking a Great all-Orthodox Council, one with the attendance and participation of all the Autocephalous Orthodox Churches.
  2. We refuse to assign a conciliar character to any Orthodox meeting that doesn’t involve all the Orthodox Autocephalous Churches; we emphasise that the principle of unanimity remains an essential foundation for inter-Orthodox relationships. Thus, the Church of Antioch and all the East refuses to call the meeting in Crete a “Great Orthodox Council” or a “Great Holy Council”.
  3. We affirm that whatever the meeting in Crete issued, its decisions and all other declarations, doesn’t bind the Patriarchate of Antioch and all the East under any circumstance.
  4. We empower a “Committee for the Follow-Up on the Council’s Issues” to study the results and consequences of the meeting in Crete and to offer a detailed report to the Holy Synod of Antioch and all the East at its next meeting.
  5. We shall send a letter detailing the decision of the Holy Synod of Antioch and all the East to all Autocephalous Orthodox Churches, as well as to civil and religious authorities abroad.
  6. We call upon believers to join the Fathers of the Holy Synod of Antioch and all the East in praying for the preservation and the full manifestation of the unity of the Orthodox Christian witness in today’s world.

27 June 2016

Greek Orthodox Patriarchate of Antioch and all the East

Official Website

http://antiochpatriarchate.org/en/page/1448/#English

Tuesday, 21 June 2016

21 June 2016. “This Was The Week That Wasn’t” or “Council, Council, What Ever Happened to That Council?”

Where's-the-Beef

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I’ve been waiting to post on the “council” to see what HH’s reactions would be. Well… he’s said NOTHING. NOTHING. It’s as though it isn’t happening. He spent yesterday at Sofrino, with nary a word on the “council”. He’s not even attacking this conventicle. It’s as though it isn’t happening at all. A priest-friend of mine wrote:

But that’s precisely it… nothing is happening!

Perhaps, that’s what it’ll amount to in the end… a pointless and irrelevant pack of jumped-up and puffed-up Grecophiles trying to dominate the Church. However, NOTHING is happening there. As V R Legoida put it, “Either all the Local Orthodox Churches take part in an all-Orthodox Sobor, or if even one doesn’t show up, it means that it isn’t what it says it is”. In short, the Churches of Antioch, Georgia, and Moscow aren’t there. To be frank, if Moscow isn’t there, the meeting is a dead letter, as the MP is 75 percent of world Orthodoxy. The meeting is a sham, they should close it immediately, for it can’t deliver a consensus, but it could hand us a schism, for Bart isn’t the Orthodox Pope and he can’t order larger Local Churches about. This is ridiculous twaddle at best; it’s dangerous flirting with schism at worst. To be blunt, if it came down to it, more churches would stand with Moscow… it looks like the Phanar’s charade is coming to an end (after all, they let the Anglos bug the premises, which shows the whole world that they have no independence). It’s happening on all levels… we’re beating back the EP. However, they won’t go quietly into that dark night. What will they do before they die? That is what scares me.

BMD

Thursday, 16 June 2016

16 June 2016. Metropolitan Onufry Berezovsky of Kiev and all the Ukraine on the Upcoming “all-Orthodox Sobor” in Crete

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The Yanks fronted the cash for this meeting and bugged the premises… what a shame! It was all for nothing. Should I mention that Biden is an anti-Orthodox pro-Uniate pro-Croat papist? He’s Bart’s handler… as the image proves…

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Metropolitan Onufry Berezovsky of Kiev said:

This meeting isn’t a Great and Holy all-Orthodox Council. It’s nothing but a conference of several Orthodox Local Churches; so, its decisions won’t have all-Orthodox relevance.

You can write finis to Bart’s little Dixie Fry. What a shame… the CIA and the FBI installed all of those bugs… now, they’re all for nought. The rest of Onufry’s interview is here (in Russian).

BMD

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