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Eparchy of the Unification
The Orthodox Metropolia of North and South America and the British Isles would like to inform the Clergy and Monastics of our Synod, as well as the Clergy and Monastics of other True Orthodox Synods, about recent events that have transpired in regards to the recent visit of our Metropolitan John and Hieromonk Enoch to meet with our fellow Hierarchs in Greece.
Our Synod has been, since last year, once again in contact with the Synod of Avlona in order to solve the theological issue that caused a disruption of intercommunion between our Synod and that of our brethren in Greece and Russia. This resulted in many positive developments with the most important being that the First Hierarch of the Russian Church, Metropolitan Seraphim, gave up his tolerance of the acceptability of accepting the ideas of the Imiaslavie heresy. With this move, there was no longer any important theological issue that impeded resumption of full communion between our Churches. Secondly, a statement was sent by our Synodal Chancery under Metropolitan John that confirmed the basic tenet of our re-affirmation of full communion with the Greek and Russian Synods, and this statement was received with acceptance before any visit was made to Greece. Thirdly, we had not expected to be able to visit Greece so soon, but, an invitation was extended at the last moment, and, despite numerous obstacles of convenience that would have otherwise postponed a visit by a few months, with the consent of our Synod, Metropolitan John, accompanied by Father Hieromonk Enoch, went to Greece. Once in Greece, private meetings were held by the First Hierarchs of the True Orthodox Synods that were present, in which a re-affirmation of our principles was established. On the Sunday following, that of the Second Sunday after Pascha (Myrrh-Bearers Sunday), we concelebrated and formally sealed the re-union. Following the Liturgy and the Procession for the monastery’s patron, additional talks were held, and it was decided that a formal designation should be adopted to identify our mutual communion of canonical Orthodox Sister Churches, in order to distinguish it from other groupings of churches that use the designation Orthodox. For this reason the name for our Union of Churches was adopted as “The International Union of Genuine Orthodox Churches”. Our common principles are our already accepted principles of True Orthodoxy, and, thus, are against the heresies of Modernism, Ecumenism, Sergianism, and any occult or Masonic teachings, and they also assert an affirmation of the exclusive usage of the Patristic Orthodox (Julian) Calendar.
Some 20 Bishops were present for these meetings so that this new International Union comprises Bishops of the canonical Synods of Greece, under Metropolitan Angelos of Avlona, Russia, under Metropolitan Seraphim of Moscow and his successor, Metropolitan Tikhon, Ukrainia, under Metropolitan Varsanuphy of Bukavinia, Georgia, under Metropolitan Christopher of Tiblisi and our own Synod of North and South America and the British Isles, under Metropolitan John of New York. In this Union, all of these Synods are equal members and in no way are subordinate to one another. We believe that, because of the size of the various churches and peoples under these Synods, this new International Union represents the largest grouping of truly canonical Orthodox Churches that are opposed to the heresy of Ecumenism and which are therefore unwilling to be associated with the present claimant of the Patriarchate of Constantinople, Bartholomew.
Holy Metropolitan Synod of the Patristic Calendar of the Genuine Orthodox Church of Hellas. (GOC-Avlona)
(GOC-Avlona) Metropolitan Chrysostom (Celi)
(Motovilov)of Moscow (TOC-R)
TOC of Georgia - Metropolitan Cherub of Tbilisi and all Georgi (TOC-G)
TOC of Moldovia - Metropolitan Varsonofius of Bukovina (TOC-M)
Autonomous Orthodox Metropolia of Western Europe - Metropolitan Evloghios of Milan (Milan Synod)
Abp. Kallinikos of Athens (CGOCG)
--Metropolis of Athens and Viotia (CGOCG)
--Metropolis of Thessaloniki (CGOCG)
--Holy Metropolis of Oropos and Phyle (CGOCG)
--Church of the GOC of America - Metropolitan Demetrius of America (CGOCG)
---Diocese of of Etna and Portland (CGOCG)
Old Calendar Orthodox Church of Bulgaria - (OCOCB)
Old Calendar Orthodox Church of Romania - (TOC-Rom)
Russian Orthodox Church Abroad (Metropolitan Agafangel) (ROCA)
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The Transfiguration of Our Lord and God and Savior Jesus Christ –
05/18 August os
II Pet. 1:10-19; Mat. 17:1-9
At the Transfiguration a voice from heaven uttered, “Hear ye Him.” (Matt. 17:5) Why is this so? Because the fruit of obedience was being shown to them. It was as if the Heavenly Father were saying: Do you want to attain this? Hear what He will suggest and command you to do. If you go on His path, you will undoubtedly enter into the realm of light, which will not embrace you from without, but will come forth from within, and always keep you in a state in which all of your bones will utter: it is good for us to be this way. You will be filled with the light of joy, the light of goodwill, the light of knowledge; all sorrows will pass away, the dissonance of the passions will disappear, and falsehood and delusion will disperse. On the earth you will become heavenly; from among the earthborn you will become Divinely born; from among transitory things you will become eternally blessed. Then all will be yours, because you yourselves will become Christ’s. He who loves Christ the Lord is beloved of the Heavenly Father, and both will come to him and make Their abode with him. This is the light of the Transfiguration.
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