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"One of the most excellent allotments of the gift of faith, is for a man to be certain of the petition of his prayer through his trust in God. Certainty of faith in God is not  the soundness of a man's confession  (although this is the mother of faith), but a soul that beholds the truth of God by the power of her disciplines." St. Isaac the Syrian


"So then neither he who plants is anything, nor he who waters, but God who gives the increase."  1 Corinthians 3:7

 

     The American Orthodox Church and North American Orthodox Church defines Western Orthodoxy not in terms of nationalism or ethnocentrism, but as giving the faith and belief as it was from the early Church in ways respective of the diversity of nationalities and ethnicities which makes up the American people. 

     We bring this through a fully participatory Liturgy that teaches the faith in ways the people can relate to, not by enforcing unfamiliar customs and practices. 

     The Americas are western nations, thus the AOC-NAOC is a Western Orthodox Church of World Wide Orthodox Catholic Christianity.

 

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     We are privileged to have you visit our website. We trust that your visit will be spiritually and materially enriching.

 

     Our members are almost entirely American converts, drawn to Eastern and Western Orthodox Catholic Christianity for its unbroken line of fidelity to that faith founded by Our Lord Jesus Christ Himself, upon His Apostles and Holy Scriptures. 

 

     All services are in English. Our clergy and our various missions and parishes strive to maintain the traditional Orthodox ethos, and the ancient way of life and worship within an American context.

As we Welcome You, so does Our Metropolitan Archbishop - Primate Truly Welcomes YOU to this website!

 

It is a very busy Website and there is much you can also learn from the root, ground, and base of all thing that are truly "Christian" as handed down to us through time and history!

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American Orthodox Church

originally established in 1921 - 1927

with the blessings of the Holy Patriarchate of Moscow

Voice of American Orthodox Catholic Christianity

And the

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No Other so-called "Mother Church" or jurisdiction has been actively in existence until 1971-1972 (California Corporation)

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We are not a part of Theocacna.

 

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Until recently, most scholars agreed that Orthodox Christians didn’t really exist. Like werewolves, fairies and Romanians, they were simply a charming Old World fable designed to delight children with outlandish details regarding the rich, luxurious beardsand interminable arguments about the proper interpretation of Greek or Latin words.

 

Orthodox Christians are known by many national names so as to preserve the culture of the area they have been established in over the centuries from the time of Jesus Christ and His Holy Apostles.  Orthodox Catholic Christianity and they are not a part of the various cultic Protestant groups who are the 'bastard' daughters of the Roman Jurisdiction of the Catholic Church.  For it is true indeed that the very root, ground and base of all things CHRISTIAN is in Orthodox Catholic Christianity!

It is indeed VERY TRUE when you are told that the very idea, word and term "Catholic" does not mean "Roman" for Catholicism itself came out of that which is called Orthodox Christianity upon which is founded, grounded and based the very Life and Teachings of Jesus and from which the Roman Jurisdiction of the Catholic Church schismed (separated) themselves from because they could not, would not and will not maintain all that they had initially inherited.

The Roman Jurisdiction of the Catholic Church separated (schismed in 1054 A.D.) because it could not and would not (persisting to this very day) in maintaining blasphemous ideas that they are right and all others are wrong, such as a Pope (Bishop) who is the only one who can and does speak for Jesus Christ by holding power and control over all other bishops which the Orthodox Catholic Christianity does not and never did abide by for it was never a part of true Orthodox Catholic Christianity.

Upon further reflection, some scholars now cautiously hazard the guess that there are roughly 250 million Orthodox Christians in the world, with a lineage stretching back to the earliest days of the Church. As for what these strange, chanting, hirsute folk actually believe, though, no one is yet confident enough to hazard a guess.

 

Orthodoxy (Orthodox Catholic Christianity is not a "denomination" because it is the root, ground and base of the Church "Christianity" established by Jesus Christ and the Holy Apostles...  it is the beginning and end of a virtually unbroken chain from the Year One until the present, and the repository of wisdom from many hundreds of "fathers" and "mothers" of the church -- saints, monastics, hierarchs, theologians and just fellow-seekers.

 


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Continued from above....

Any Orthodox church will be the "port in a storm" for me, whether I find myself (as I have) in Johannesburg, Calcutta, Vladivostok or San Diego -- if the prayers are in Greek, Bengali, Church Slavonic or English, they are the very same prayers.

The doctrine is straight (the literal meaning of "orthodoxy") from the scriptures, as interpreted by the Church over time, especially in ecumenical councils (that is, not by any one pontiff, expert or authority, but by the whole Body of Christ).

The Orthodox Church will never remove "belief in Jesus Christ" as a tenet, and does not offer Holy Communion to those with whom we are not in communion (shared beliefs), but will comfort even non-believers, for the Samaritan is our neighbor, whatever he believes. If we reserve the consecrated bread for those who believe it to be The Body, we give another kind of bread to the visitor to the Church, in a gesture of hospitality and caring.

Tend toward conservatism and you will find many who will be with you - Orthodoxy does conserve what is most valuable and only changes ever so slowly. On the other hand, any Orthodox Christian should be liberal -- with his gifts and talents, with what wealth God has given him, and with his compassion. Many would say that the death penalty is "right" and abortion "left" -- the Church says "He is the life" - conversely, then, life is "Him" wherever we find it.

Government power or control is an interesting question for Orthodox. Did the conversion of Emperor Constantine save the Church by expanding its influence, or endanger the Church by diluting the purity of its message? Constantine is recognized as a saint, but few Orthodox are out trying to elect the next president on the basis of how "Orthodox" he is.

Orthodoxy is definitely "so tradition bound as to even believe in God" - but if you are looking for perfection, this is not it. The Orthodox Church, like each individual human being, has aspects of divinity and of humanity - fallen humanity, sordid and sometimes awful humanity. We have our disgusting scandals right now (not for the first time in history). But while you will not hear much talk in Orthodox circles of an "invisible Church," there is certainly the Church that we pray to have continue, which is better than any current set of hierarchs, better than any particular parish (even the healthiest and most pious), better than any one of us, its members. That is the Body of Christ, to which we both belong and aspire.

"Church" means "Faith of the people" - literally speaking.  Not a 4-cornered structure which was, in ancient times referred to as a "temple". 

History shows and therefore it is a fact of truth that the Church came before the Bible and that the Bible came about as a direct result of the Church which was established by Jesus Christ and His Holy Apostles of whom we are their genuine successors for so long as each bishop or hierarch, according to his nature and degree of ability, maintains the faith in both spirit and in truth!  There are many versions of Holy Scripture being given out and SOLD today, but one has to ask "which one" is the right one?  A good question that begs for an answer. Click Here to find out!

The root, ground and base of all things Catholic and Christian is in that which today is known as Greek Orthodox, Russian Orthodox, Ukrainian Orthodox, American Orthodox and many other nationalistic names.  The Roman Jurisdiction of the Catholic Church schismed from the Orthodox Catholic Christian Church in 1054 A.D. as history proves, thus the Roman jurisdiction of the Catholic Church is not the whole sum and substance of what it means to be "Catholic" neither in spirit or in truth!  History cannot be denied... and as Saint John Maximovitch of Shanghai & San Francisco so aptly stated, " Never, never, never let anyone tell you that, in order to be Orthodox, you must also be eastern. The West was Orthodox for a thousand years, and her venerable liturgy is far older than any of her heresies, " who caused that which is known as her Protestant children!

How old is your church?

 

If you belong to the Roman Jurisdiction of the Catholic Church, it was originally a part of that which, by various nationalist names was considered a part of Orthodox Catholic Christianity until (officially) she schismed due to heretical inventions and actions that culminated in 1054 A.D.  It is not the ground, root and base of Christianity whatsoever, but outside of that which began with Orthodox Catholic Christianity. Orthodox Catholic Christianity is the very root, ground and base of all things CHRISTIAN (being true followers of the Life and Teachings of Jesus Christ and His Holy Apostles).  No other Church can hold to such a claim either in spirit or truth!

 

If you are a member of the Roman Jurisdiction of the Catholic, your church shared the same rich apostolic and doctrinal heritage as the Orthodox Church for the first thousand years of its history, since during the first millennium they were one and the same Church. Lamentably, in 1054, the Pope of Rome broke away from the other four Apostolic Patriarchies (which include Constantinople, Alexandria, Antioch and Jerusalem), by tampering with the Original Creed of the True Church which has been and is the root, ground and base of all things Christian, of all things Catholic Christian. The various doctrines, theologies of the Roman Jurisdiction of the Catholic Church and by its Pope considered him to be infallible as has been maintained by her successors who sit in the chair of Peter at the Vatican (Rome). Thus your church is at most, 1,000 years old and why it's "Catholicity is in serious question as well as why it is just a Jurisdiction for all Catholicity began with Holy Orthodoxy that has been maintained for more than 2,000 years". 

 

The Orthodox Church, by various national names, has been and continues to be the Religion and not a denomination!

 

If you are a Lutheran, your denomination was founded by Martin Luther, an ex-monk of the Roman Jurisdiction of the Catholic Church, in the year 1517. Martin Luther was never defrocked, deposed or excommunicated from or by the Roman Jurisdiction of the Catholic Church.  But those who were his successors have done serious harm and damage it is alleged.  

 

If you belong to the Church of England, your denomination was founded by King Henry VIII in the year 1534 because the Pope of the Roman Jurisdiction of the Catholic Church would not grant him a divorce with the right to re-marry.

 

If you are a Presbyterian, your denomination was founded by John Knox in Scotland in the year 1560.

 

If you are a Congregationalist, your religion was originated by Robert Brown in Holland in 1582.

 

If you are Protestant Episcopalian, your denomination was an offshoot of the Church of England, founded by Samuel Seabury in the American colonies in the 17th century.

 

If you are a member of the Baptist denomination, you owe the tenets of your religion to John Smyth, who launched it in Amsterdam in 1606.

 

If you are of the Dutch Reformed Church, you recognize Michaelis Jones as founder because he originated your religion in New York in 1628.

 

If you are a Methodist, your religious denomination was founded by John and Charles Wesley in England in 1774.

 

If you are a Unitarian, Theophilus Lindley founded your church in London in 1774.

 

If you are a Mormon (Latter Day Saints), Joseph Smith started your cultic religion in Palmyra, New York, in 1829.

 

If you worship with the Salvation Army, your sect began with William Booth in London in 1865.

 

If you are Christian Scientist, you look to 1879 as the year in which your cultic religion was born and to Mary Baker Eddy as its founder.

 

If you belong to one of the religious organizations known as "Church of the Nazarene, Pentecostal Gospel," "Holiness Church," or "Jehovah's Witnesses," your cultic religion is one of the hundreds of new cultic sects founded by men within the past hundred years not grounded upon or in the Life & Teachings of Jesus Christ.

 

 

If you are Orthodox Catholic Christian, known by many "Orthodox" nationalistic names, yours was founded in the year 33 by Jesus Christ, the Son of God, and His Holy Apostles. It has not changed since that time. Orthodox Catholic Christianity is not a new religion or even a denomination, for it is the root, ground and base of all things CHRISTIAN and CATHOLIC (before the Roman Jurisdiction schismed in 1054 A.D.). 

 

Orthodox Catholic Christianity is now almost 2,000 years old or older. And, it is for this reason, that Orthodoxy, the Church of the Apostles and the Fathers is considered the true "One, Holy, (Orthodox), Catholic and Apostolic Church" for which cause this Jurisdiction (the American Orthodox Church and the North American Orthodox Church) has said it belongs to that which is a member of the "One, Holy, Orthodox, Catholic and Apostolic Church" even though such we were given from St. Tikhon (Patriarch of the Russian Orthodox Church) in times past, the Toma (Decree) of autonomy and autocephaly.  The purpose was due to the Roman Jurisdiction of the Catholic Church's insidious and adamant obstinacy in continuing to preach and teach that which is in violation of the ancient Holy Spirit inspired Seven Ecumenical Councils, especially in North America

About Peter the Apostle

 

Placing into context: Peter and The Great schism of the Ecumenical Church by the Roman Catholic Jurisdiction

 
 

 

 

 

 

I don't understand why so many churches preach different messages," he said. "Other churches base their beliefs on the Bible. But the Orthodox Church (root, ground and base of all things CHRISTIAN and CATHOLIC ABOVE AND OVER the Roman Jurisdiction of the Catholic Church which stems from ORTHODOXY) made the Bible." Oh? Really?

A Churchgoer wrote a letter to the editor of his local newspaper and complained that it made no sense to go to church every Sunday. "I've gone for 30 years now," he wrote, "and in that time I have heard something like 3,000 sermons. But for the life of me, I can't remember a single one of them. So, I think I'm wasting my time and the clergy are wasting theirs by giving sermons at all."

This started a real controversy in the "Letters to the Editor" column, much to the delight of the editor. It went on for weeks until someone wrote this clincher:

"I've been married for 30 years now.. In that time my wife has cooked some 32,000 meals. But, for the life of me, I cannot recall the entire menu for a single one of those meals. But I do know this.. They all nourished me and gave me the strength I needed to do my work. If my wife had not given me these meals, I would be physically dead today. Likewise, if I had not gone to church for nourishment, I would be spiritually dead today!"

When you are DOWN to nothing.... God is UP to something! Faith sees the invisible, believes the incredible and receives the impossible! Thank God for our physical AND our spiritual nourishment!

 

 

 

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Spiritual Soup for the mind, the Spirit and Soul.... Where and how?  Two areas of this web site are most important areas you can begin your journey... Our Pascha Pages is one area for beginning... Another would be our Orthodox Information Center...  In addition, just peruse the website itself from this "Home Page".

 

 

 

Who We Are in part...

Why We Won't be a part of some of the Mainline Orthodox Jurisdictions of the East!

JESUS WAS A MAN... are you a man or woman who needs uplift and understanding in your so that you can defend yourself spiritually and materially? 

On Mother's Day in 1981, His Eminence, Metropolitan Archbishop +Joseph Thaddeus, OSB, SSJt., Ph.D. was first consecrated (lines of succession) Bishop in the Catholic Christian Church which was later absorbed into the American Orthodox Church.  That was over twenty years ago....>>>Read More>>>   Also see: AOC/NAOC CLERGY

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May we also suggest you visit the Special message from our Vladyka (Spiritual Father) +Thaddeus...

 

 

 

 

Our Core Beliefs YES... JESUS WAS A MAN... are you are a man or woman who needs uplift and understanding in your life so that you can defend yourself spiritually and materially? 

I believe in one God the Father Almighty, maker of heaven and earth, and of all things visible and invisible:

And in one Lord Jesus Christ, the only begotten Son of God; begotten of his Father before all worlds; God of God; Light of Light; very God of very God; begotten, not made; being of one substance with the Father, by whom all things were made. Who for us men and for our salvation, came down from heaven, and was incarnate by the Holy Spirit of the Virgin Mary, and was made man: And was crucified also for us under Pontius Pilate, he suffered and was buried: He descended into hell and on the third day he rose again according to the scriptures: and ascended into heaven, and sitteth on the right hand of the Father: and he shall come again, with glory, to judge both the quick and the dead; whose kingdom shall have no end.   >>>Read More>>>

 

 

 

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Education:  WOTI - Pascha Page (learning) and More As you may (or may not) know.... the Western Orthodox Theological Institute (WOTI) is the predecessor of the now closed St. John Chrysostom University from which our present Presiding Bishop (Primate) graduated. He was, at one time, an attorney at law for another Jurisdiction of the Catholic Church prior to coming to the American Orthodox Church / North American Orthodox Church.  There is much you can learn if you study with diligence those simple things of life, living and spirituality which we intend to provide you, if you are willing. 

Learning will be on a case-by-case basis.  Meaning, that the schedule for learning will be yours to control.  No one is going to push you, except yourself!  Most of the students enrolled in WOTI are not on-campus.   Our fees and schedules are already shown in the Catalog of Courses. 

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Daily News is very important to those who are true Orthodox Catholic Christians.  Without knowing or gaining information for understanding about what is happening in one's local area and around the world, you could  find yourself faced with denied services in the secular area, lack of income, even (although it sounds far-fetched) ability to worship openly for the time is not far off when all will have to decide if they wish to follow the Anti-Christ through the One World Church and One World Government as prophesied by the Apocalypse, the Book of Revelation of St. John or follow the faith delivered once and for all which will cause for many to be denied the abilities to survive under those kind of conditions, causing for one to consider other options... READ MORE >>>

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Rev. Father Deacon Christopher Herman Weekly News (DCHN) Presentations:

We thank Deacon Christopher Herman, the son of our former spiritual father, Vladyka Michael Peter Herman of reposed memory for providing us the articles and their various links.

We believe that what is presented is a step in the right direction to bring our Orthodox Faith alive to all and a means to cure some of the ills that separate our Roman faithful from the root, ground and base of all things Christian: being Orthodox Catholic Christianity that began in the A.D. 800's and culminated in the official schism of the Roman Jurisdiction of the Catholic Church from Orthodoxy in 1054 A.D. 

By presenting these articles and informational pages and subsequent, hoped for, weekly presentations, this endeavor will reach a wider audience and provide a means for dialogue.  For it is in and through the Life and Teachings of Jesus Christ, our Savior, that love, compassion and understanding may come about.  In saying this truth, it also means that we make another attempt to fulfill the ideal of why we are called "Christian" ...

Orthodoxy is not a religion.  It is CHRISTIANITY itself! To a true Christian, the events taking place through out the world and locally in the USA today is important because of how it may (and in some instances has) affected our religious rights and freedoms here in the U.S.A and in some other Western World Countries already.

Initially we had begun by "Subject" but found that by "DATE" is a better format.  Thus, the former entitled "Concerning" below are a form of archival resources while the remainder is by dating. 

As Thou, Father, art in me and I in Thee; that they also may be one in Us. (John 17:21)

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As Thou, Father, art in me and I in Thee; that they also may be one in Us. (John 17:21)

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Forgiveness - How Many Times?  - Christian Love - a different way of Praying the Our Father

 

 Update on, "Time editor says burning Bibles OK, but not Quorans (Korans)" - Yea? Sure!

 

Updated Metropolitan Primate's Message

Quotes From Father +Thaddeus

How Many Times?

WHERE THERE IS A WILL THERE IS A MIRACLE

Notes on Veneration of Righteous Ones:

Learning More on Veneration of the Saints

PASCHA - ARCHIVED ARTICLES PAGE 

 

Begin with Yourself, Then the World

 

Turn on Your Sound and be sure you have Microsoft Power Point or similar program from www.openoffice.org  for here is a meditational experience to enjoy!

 

 

A special posting regarding one's Understanding (or lack thereof) of Today's Orthodoxy In Light of the Syncrestic Ecumenism going on world wide... (2011):

Why are we presenting the following?  We received on August14, 2011 an article from a very Protestant group which calls itself "Free Press". We have been fully aware of it's Protestant make up, but some of the articles they had been presenting over time, were, it is felt, needed to be viewed by our visitors as regards happenings both religious and non-religious.  However. when we viewed the article's video by a Protestant author, we felt enough was enough and posted this which needs to be viewed before continuing with the remainder of the listed links below...  08-14-2011 Pastor Has No Clothes ? ? ? Really?  Is this more of the turning away from the Life and Teachings of Jesus Christ with the prophesied false Christianity?  A heavy response - Maybe ! After our publishing of the item, we received something that made all of us here to stop and think... and the following is what we believe needs to be read with open eyes and open ears, both spiritually and materially.  Part of the reason for why this country and the world are in such a grip of fear is exactly because of what is written as follows:

 

With the above being said, may we additionally add:

 

"Never, never, never let anyone tell you that, in order to be Orthodox, you must also be eastern. The West was Orthodox for a thousand years, and her venerable liturgy is far older than any of her heresies."

 

- Blessed St. John Maximovitch of Shanghai and San Francisco

 

PASCHA - ARCHIVED ARTICLES PAGE

Which contain some of the following articles: 

 

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Individual and Family Emergency Preparedness Guide For the Times ahead (partially explained )...

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THE POLITICS AND ECONOMY OF GLOBALIZATION: THE  SKULLDUGGERY INVOLVED AFFECTING YOU and ME TODAY!

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Father Lazarus Has a Message or Two for you!

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Concerning Father Lazarus' Messages

 

Why We Won't be a part of some of the Mainline Orthodox Jurisdictions of the East!

 

CALL NO MAN FATHER ? ? ? Really? Wow!

 

 

   

 

           

Lord Jesus Christ

Son of God and Son of Man

Have Mercy on Me

A Sinner that I am!

 

New Warrior Ministries Blog Spot: http://pureorthodox.blogspot.com/?spref=tw

On Avoiding Vain Hope and Conceit

Sign of the Cross Is Prayer ???

Meditation for troubled times

A Dictionary of Orthodox Catholic Words & Terms

ORTHODOX CARDS FOR ALL OCCASIONS - New Price List & Other Information

Orthodox Priest Shot and Killed trying to save parishioner

Abouna +Gregori's Own - Let The Truth Be Know is truly and eye opener... Turn up the sound, watch & listen

Congress Passes Bill Severely Curtailing First Amendment Liberties

 

A Refresher Course for many of you ??? 

Caldwell, Idaho: Orthodox Catholic Mission established

Parishes, Ministries, Clergy Listings?

A Message from our Spiritual Father  (constantly updated)  

Thaddean Fathers = The Thaddean Companions

TRUE SONS OF GOD AND JOINT-HEIRS WITH JESUS CHRIST

Jihad Genocide is Real and it is a serious threat to all of you in the U.S.A...

Those of you who are always quoting Snopes need to read this.

 

 

From The Wreck We do Rise!

 

CALL NO MAN FATHER ? ? ? Really? Wow!

 

Lack of Faith VS. God’s Providence- By: St. John (Maximovich) of Tobolsk

 

A CONFESSION OF FAITH AND MORE! Regarding the End Times, when they come, and more especially these present times!

 

 HISTORY OF ANTICHRIST: AN EXPOSITION OF CERTAIN AND PROBABLE EVENTS WHICH CONCERN THE "MAN OF SIN," HIS REIGN, HIS TIME, AND END, ACCORDING TO HOLY SCRIPTURE AND TRADITION and THE SECOND COMING!

 

 "It would be better to have ten (10) true repentant X-felons who ask for and give true forgiveness than it would be to have one (1) non-x-felon or common person whose self-righteousness exceeds even the Pharisees, Sadducees, the gossip mongers, slanderers and un-repentant; for the repentant x-felon understands the true meaning of the Church's purpose as being the spiritual hospital." (siq) +Joseph Thaddeus, OSB, SSJt., Ph.D., Metropolitan Archbishop, Archabbot, Primate

 

Instructions for a people preparing for ... what?

 

The Real Scandal of modern society...

 

WHY IS THERE SUFFERING?

 

A Precious Possession: Freedom!

 

Begin with Yourself - Then the World!

God’s Gift is Peace of Mind and Everyone’s Pursuit!

 

About Peter the Apostle

 

Placing into context: Peter and The Great schism of the Ecumenical Church by the Roman Catholic Jurisdiction

“For he [Jesus] is believed to have been conceived on the 25th of March, upon which day also he suffered; so the womb of the Virgin, in which he was conceived, where no one of mortals was begotten, corresponds to the new grave in which he was buried, wherein was never man laid, neither before him nor since. But he was born, according to tradition, upon December the 25th.” -St. Augustine of Hippo

Mandate of Election of Father Paul Lorentzen

 

Mandate of Election of Father Michael Valentine (Sweet)

 

Lest We forget the Saint of Prisons and Prisoners!

Commentary on Psalm 118 verse by verse

Message from our Vladyka +Thaddeus - Most important to consider!

A Very Special Posting about Islam & the Muslims - Very interesting and truly Informative if you but read it in its lengthy entirety?

At the Augmented Ektenia of the Divine Liturgy: "To Thee, O Lord, Who art in heaven, we raise up the eyes of our soul, and lift our hands, and sigh from the depths of our heart, and praying with our speech we cry out: give rest to the blest infants and to those who suffered with them in the present trouble and sorrow: hearken to those who weep and are pained, and await Thy consolation, asking Thy goodness; we ask Thy mercy and seek to obtain grace before Thee, and we knock upon Thy doors: open to us the doors of Thine abundant kindness, and abandon us not to the end, for Thy name's sake. Let us say: Lord, hearken soon and have mercy upon all"

By Metropolitan Hilarion, ROCOR

 

The gift of Love. The gift of Peace. The gift of Joy. May all these be yours  throughout 2013

 

True or False? Only Church Tradition Condemns Homosexuality Not The Bible?


A Rebuttal to "True or False? Only Church Tradition Condemns Homosexuality Not the Bible" - My Take: The Bible really does condemn homosexuality

 

 

 

 Commemorations of the Saints, the Living and the Reposed  "The irrational creatures are not autonomous; they do not lead but rather are led by nature. This is why they do not object to physical desire, but rush to action just as soon as they feel desirous. Man however being rational leads nature rather than being led by it. Thus when he would desire something, he has the authority either to overrule that desire or to follow it."                                  St. John of Damascus.

"All things are lawful for me, but all things are not helpful. All things are lawful for me, but I will not be brought under the power of any."                                                                                                     1 Corinthians 6:12

Commemorations for:       The Saints     -     The Living     -     The Reposed

 

 

 

 

 

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  AOC CLERGY ... Most assuredly JESUS WAS A MAN... are you a man or woman who needs uplift and understanding in your life so that you can defend yourself spiritually and materially? 

Most of the Clergy of this Church (Jurisdiction) are purposefully and intentionally NOT LISTED to protect their privacy and the mandates of the CATACOMB CHURCH MOVEMENT to which we have belonged and adhered to since 1981. There is a definite difference between the terms of "House Church" movement and "Catacomb Church" movement.  PAID SALARY OR NOT?  No!  We have no paid or salaried clergy!  What is: Bible Abuse ???

We follow and practice that which Jesus Christ admonished all who are truly His, to do! We learn from Luke 9:3 we learn, "And he said unto them, TAKE Nothing for your journey, neither staff, nor wallet, nor bread, nor money; neither have two coats. >>>Learn More>>>  

AOC CLERGY

Our Clergy Application & Agreement

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Islam: Satan's Response to Allah's Incarnation  (In Memory of Metropolitan Archbishop +Karl J. Barwin, we repost this Informative Article)

On Islam (Does Islam and the Mormon Church have anything in common?) - Part I

Sects, Cults & other un-christian groups calling themselves "Christian"

If you are a true Christian (Follower of the Life and Teachings of Jesus Christ) in spirit and in truth, the teachings of the Church are your Staff & Rod of Faith!

Concerning Prayer, Human Will & the Holy Trinity!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Metropolitan Archbishop +Joseph Thaddeus

 

 

  About Apostolic Lines of Succession  The compass of the Church has always been through Her Apostles and disciples who have been gifted, by the grace of God to understand and interpret that which the Church authored, the Holy Bible.  And when such clergy, according to their nature and degree of ability, maintain all that is required in spirit and truth to maintain themselves accordingly, they are true disciples and apostles.  Others who were prepared but have allowed themselves to imbibe more in those things of this life, having become synchrestic ecumenists and more... are no longer Disciples or even Apostles (Priests and Bishops) even though they have the documents to show forth their status... It is, after all, their spiritual adherence which affects the mind and it is through their thoughts, words and actions one learns of their worth.  The Devil or Satan and his minions infect many people, groups and so-called churches in these present times.  The Devil or Satan, after all, is of the air in this earth and is powerful.  But clergy who maintain that which the Church has always taught, even unto prison or death, are true servants of Jesus Christ's and the people of God in spirit and truth! Apostolic Lines bespeak of ones link to the first Apostles only but does not guarantee that one maintains truth in them unless they daily take action within to eradicate that which must be eradicated in their spirit.

A Detail of the Ecumenical Councils!

MISSIONARY CONVERSATIONS WITH PROTESTANT SECTARIANS 

 A Reply to Protestant Sectarians  

 Ancient Canons/Seven Ecumenical Councils

A bit of understanding about the Fundamentalist Cults....

The First Ecumenical Synod

Second Ecumenical Synod, In Constantinople, 381

The Second Ecumenical Synod

THE THIRD ECUMENICAL SYNOD

THE FOURTH ECUMENICAL SYNOD

The Fifth and Sixth Ecumenical Synod

THE SEVENTH ECUMENICAL SYNOD

 

 

 

 CLERGY DATABASE....

Clergy Database.com© encompasses information concerning Greek Orthodox, Russian Orthodox, Ukrainian Orthodox, Chaldean, Coptic, Malankara and So-called Independent Catholics, American Orthodox Jurisdictions and many other Jurisdictions.  >>>> LEARN MORE>> Sections "J" and  "P" Updated November 2010>> 

 

 

 

About Holy Orders & Institutions

  Who are the Thaddean Fathers and what is the Brotherhood of St. Jude Thaddeus? The Orthodox Cross is used because we are strugglers for the faith, a belief that is fully Orthodox without the... Read more » 

  What is the Brotherhood of St. John Maximovitch (the Wonderworker) & the Holy Theotokos?

  St. John Maximovitch of Shanghai & San Francisco warned us of coming events... He was prophetic back in the 1950's and during the later part of his life as are the writings of his spiritual son, Father Seraphim Rose of reposed memory who should be canonized! Our Vladyka +Thaddeus personally knew both of them in real life...

"Never, never, never let anyone tell you that, in order to be Orthodox, you must also be eastern. The West was Orthodox for a thousand years, and her venerable liturgy is far older than any of her heresies."

- Blessed St. John Maximovitch of Shanghai and San Francisco ... Read More >>>

 

Our Clergy Application & Agreement

 

 

 

The Most Recent Message from our Vladyka Thaddeus, Metropolitan Archbishop (constantly updated)


Like soaring eagles we can rise above ourselves and do good or bad for...Read more »

 

 

 

 

ON-Line Community discussion groups of the AOC/NAOC = >>>>LEARN MORE... 

  New Topic: History of Antichrist 

 

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