By Alexander Soldatov, The Moscow News
Speaking: Bishop Daniel, Vicar of the First Hierarch of the Church Abroad on Old-Believers Affairs.
Dear sisters and brothers in Christ.
Introduction and Part I read here.Part II and Cunclusion read here.
The Ninth congress of clergy and laity of the Russian Orthodox Autonomous Church (ROAC) was held September 3 and 4 in Suzdal, as reported by the Suzdal Diocese Vedomosty.
Metropolitan Kirykos of Mesogea and Lavriotiki was forbidden at the Synod meeting of the "Matthewite" Synod of the TOC on June 17/30 after he refused to present at the discussin of his views. (...)
Christians should not get involved in politics. Christians, especially in our sad time in history, should stand far away from any such thing and from all political matters.
On the eve of Pascha, April 17/30 of 2005, in 6 PMMoscow time, Metropolitan Epiphany, First Hierarch of the True Orthodox Church of Cyprus (part of the "Matthewite Synod") reposed in the Lord, Vertograd reports.