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          Far too many Jurisdictions and other “Catholic” (Independent, Roman, Orthodox, etc.) place a high value on a Jurisdiction’s worth by whether or not they are “On the Internet” also known as the “World Wide Web”.  Equally important to them a jurisdiction’s showing of where and who their Parishes are… numbers! Normally, those who think that way are more commonly involved in appearing as a jurisdiction that operates along the “Financial Flow Chart” mentality!  As for the ethnic Orthodox of these times, they place emphasis upon whether one is serving under an “official Patriarch” of the Ethnic Orthodox Churches.  You may wish to View Our Lines of Succession which explains much concerning most of these issues…

          It is not appropriate or even proper for true Orthodox Catholic Jurisdictions nor the Roman Catholic Jurisdiction to operate with such a financial flow chart mentality, it never was, but has become more of a money changers place which Jesus Christ abhorred… and many others.  This is not what Jesus Christ established whatsoever… Not even the Apostles thought in those terms as many do in these modern times… That would equate to imbibing in some form of Syncristic Ecumenism in part, if not in whole! Parishioners who wish to donate, should not have to be made to feel less than they are by making such pledges and donating to passed around collection plates... In orthodox Churches and even missions, there are appropriate places for donations to be made and given with a sense of privacy which is the almsgiving in private according to the Gospel. !

          Jesus Christ said, “Where two or more are gathered, so am I…”  Thus, where two or more are gathered, there are the beginnings of the Church.  An apostle (Bishop) that has established such a gathering has truly established the Church (faith) as Jesus Christ has taught.  Where the Bishop is, so also is the Church, as an apostle in a long line of succession providing that bishop has, according to his nature and degree of ability, maintained his thoughts, actions and practices in accordance with the Life and Teachings of Jesus the Christ.

          Yet, one must consider the fact that a parish is often counted only a “Parish” provided it has a certain minimum number of individuals as parishioners.  Many jurisdictions of the Orthodox and Roman Churches of Catholicism denote what that particular number is… not by the number established by Jesus Christ… Even Protestants do that too!  So, one can only ask, who is right?  Obviously, if we are true Christians as followers of the Life and Teachings of Jesus Christ, He is right and the only one who is right, true and correct!...

          As for this Jurisdiction, The American Orthodox Church and the North American Orthodox Church, as said, we do not list our “Parishes”.  We list many ministries provided by different parishes and/or Priests… only by inference of the work they are doing by providing “links” from our Home Page and without distinction of their being either a Parish or otherwise and usually provide a nomenclature that involve the Priest or Bishop. 

          If we were to list our parishes, there are some out on the internet who have a propensity to attack that parish web site or provide such havoc on the internet to imbue a false understanding of the Faith and those who are true Orthodox Catholic Christians by their following, thinking, and speaking in a manner that presents an understanding of the Life and Teachings of Jesus Christ First and the Holy Apostles thereafter.  And, as we know from the Gospel accounts, that some of the apostles themselves, prior to Jesus’ death and resurrection, were not fully immersed in such a way that would command for the individual apostle to give up their own life for Jesus Christ, as they did after His death and resurrection…

Thus, even today, we find many who are of the old way in that they do not stand strong to Protect the very Seals of the Confessional when protected by some priests who have died for the faith during the various wars and even here in the U.S.A. when some had to take a plea bargain during a trial by judge (not jury) in order to protect the Seals of the Confessional which started by the actions of Jesus Christ when He was walking the earth in the flesh… It is alluded to in the Gospel accounts, but there are very, very few Protestants who will admit to this truth and purposefully, if they know, deny them… and in doing, actually deny Jesus Christ… which is the opt in for the minions of the Anti-Christ… for which cause many of us no longer just say “Christ” (for there are many) but ensure no misunderstanding by saying “Jesus Christ” …

          Far too many on the internet today love to use the Faith in a cafeteria style of pick and choose when there is no way a true Christian could pick and choose as to what one will or will not accept… Yet, far too many do pick and choose, even many of the Roman Jurisdiction of the Catholic Church and those who are “Roman” wanna-bees..”

          Should we follow the “Flow Chart Mentality” of many jurisdictions of these times in which we live?  The answer for us is a definite, “NO”… About our Caldwell, Idaho Mission.

          As for our Lines of Succession and our heritage which comes out of the Russian Orthodox Church... You may wish to review what we also have to say on this subject.


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Daily News is very important to those who are true Orthodox Catholic Christians.  For 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. 

 

Many of those who subscribe to, and some who have caused or are the cause for, these things to happen are involved in or with the Roman Jurisdiction of the Catholic Church (which is not the seat of all things "Catholic") as well as its protestant daughters such as the cultic Jehovah's Witnesses, the Pentecostal Churches, the Church of Latter Day Saints also known as the Mormon Church and far too many more to list. 

 

Yet, at this web site we do provide some of the reasons about why they are opined to be the harbingers of that which is prophesied in Holy Scripture for the bringing about of the End Times which we have already entered.  It is not necessarily their individual members or parishioners that should be blamed since they are only the "Sheep" and not the Shepherds... So do not think we castigate individual people of themselves as we castigate those "money changers" who Jesus Christ chased out of His Father's House as the Bible Describes; for they exist in these present times too.

 

Events are already rushing toward that time in which this is beginning to happen and will become more fully wide-spread. In these present times all you need to really do is look around both your local and larger areas as to what is really on-going through.  Things so very little or miniscule that they are barely noticeable except to the more informed observer may become apparent. 

Those little things are the laws of the land, economics, politics, the degrading and erosion of those rights and liberties afforded by the Constitution of these United States of America and many other things such as the manner with which entertainments have taken over much of the populace, entering into and becoming a major focus in worship, and more. 

We ask you, if you don't want to believe us... Have you heard, seen or found what is termed (of the many terms being used) that there are "holding areas" or "camps" or "Closed/Fenced communities" being built by GOVERNMENT? 

Here in North America, especially in the United States of America, we must admit that what Russia has come out of (a communistic, atheist country) we are entering into.  And one last thing that needs also to be understood... Something very important to those of you who are "Catholic" in the Roman sense of its jurisdiction....   And, we believe this also holds true for many who are "Orthodox" whether "Eastern" or "Western"....

[ * Non-Denominational = Synchrestic Ecumenism, Disease of Scholasticism, altering the Life and Teachings of Jesus Christ to accommodate the disease of Political Correctness and CULTIC PROTESTANTISM, and the Roman Jurisdiction (Latin Church = Vatican) of the Catholic Church) breaking of - or failure and refusal to respect and abide by  - the ancient Seven Ecumenical "Do Not" Canons which leaves everything else open to God's gift of creativity... failure & refusal to abide by and have respect for those who diligently protect one of the other Pillars of the Church, the Seals of the Confessional, but "Non-Denominational" also includes worshiping Satan's religion of Muslim, Islam by praying with them and other heretics such as 'Pentecostalism,' 'Jehovah's Witnesses,' 'Mormons,' 'Church of Christ,' any so-called church with "Community Church" in their nomenclature and others who by their false and misleading dogmas and doctrines are actually against the Life and Teachings of Jesus Christ upon whom and for exacting reason we are called "Christian" in both spirit and truth from which non-denominational protestant sectarian claimants have departed from as being so-called Christian] Only a skilled spiritual father can help you!

Remember: You cannot ride two horses or serve two masters for one of them will be harmed by your thoughts, your very words and your actions which is to blaspheme the Holy Ghost (Spirit) who will depart from you.  And when the Holy Spirit departs, the great deceiver (unbeknownst to you) will rush in to fill the void under disguise of being the Holy Spirit!  Testing of the Holy Spirit to insure it is the Holy Spirit does not, for many a Sectarian Protestant and Roman, work because the Great Deceiver (Satan) is most skilled in worming and snaking his charms around your mind and heart to feign being the Holy Spirit.  Remember, Satan has the same gifts similar to the Holy Spirit but Satan's gifts are UN-HOLY and lead all who accept him (unbeknownst to you) to perdition.

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