ENGLISH VERSION: Protopriest Pavel Adelheim (Pskov Diocese MP-ROC). The Nostalgia of the Church Abroad
Nostalgia and the promise of reuniting the "Church in Russia" after its liberation from the Soviet regime torment the Church Abroad. Reasons have accumulated that hasten one to believe that the time has already come. The Soviet regime has played with the feelings of the Russian emigres many times and each time has won. And they lost brutally and paid dearly for their trustfulness, because their feelings were sincere.
The MP ROC [Moscow Patriarchy, Russian Orthodox Church] has always played on the side of the Soviet regime. Not because it loved the Soviet regime, but because it loved power as such, and was flesh of its flesh, as was the whole Soviet nomenclatura. (...)