Regarding Orthodox Catholic Christianity, Hierarchs, Ethnic Divide, Politics and Protestant cultism

(Updated: January - 2009)

[Rather lengthy but factual and enlightening]

A letter was authored and is being sent out by various means including this web site posting concerning the alarming situation existing in World Wide Orthodoxy which is leading many Orthodox Catholic and Roman Catholic Jurisdictions into the beginning activities of the End Times, the One World Church and One World Government. This is a warning because by such actions and activities another thorn is being pushed into the head of Our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, another nail into His hands, and yet.... another nail into his feet by even those who are not ORTHODOX or even CATHOLIC because of their falseness such as "pokrov.org" and others like them!

 

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Blessings to each of you in spirit and in truth,

blessings indeed in the Holy

Name of the +Father, the +Son, and the

+Holy Ghost... Amen! Amen! Amen!

May the following be a lesson and of enlightenment to you who are students of WOTI (Western Orthodox Theological Institute) and to all hierarchs, clergy and faithful of the various Orthodox Jurisdictions through out the world. 

If you wish, please feel free to make your non-confrontational PRO or CON comments and suggestions by clicking on the e-mail scroll at the end of the page...

+Joseph Thaddeus the Repentant Unworthy One in the Vineyard

Recently we were asked a hard and thoughtful question.  “Does your Jurisdiction of World Wide Orthodoxy view yourselves as being the army of the Orthodox Church of Christ as the Jesuits are considered for the Roman Jurisdiction of the Catholic Church?

The question might have been posed differently, but no matter how it is posed, we get the idea and the understanding behind it.

Some Understanding first: Orthodox Catholicism is not Roman and has little to do with what is of the Roman Jurisdiction of the Catholic Church… What is called the “Orthodox Church” world wide today is actually the root and base, the very branch from which the Christian Church sprung from, even for the Roman Jurisdiction of the Catholic Church and from which the Roman Jurisdiction schismed (separated) from officially in 1054 A.D. although their claim is that they are the base of all things Catholic, in error as history clearly shows..  

In fact, if one studies history and does their research, as many of you have so done, it would appear to some of you that the actions in North and South America, especially in the United States of America; that the Roman Church has allowed itself to be harassed and harangued by the antics of Protestant cults to where the Roman Clergy first left off from wearing their cassocks and habits. 

The above is exampled by the fact that even the Bishop of Rome (it’s Pope) in those times, insisted upon the continuance of the American (Rome’s) clergy to continue wearing their material “armor of Christ” which are the habits, cassocks, and crucifixes even for parish priests.  Since the American Clergy thumbed their noses to the Pope in those times, the next step was the change in their outward wearing of a “Crucifix” (Crucifix = Corpus or body of Christ, crucified, on a cross, primarily offensive only to Pentecostals, Jehovah’s Witnesses and Mormons) and if so done, to hide it in their pocket such as hanging it to the left in a pocket with the chain or string staying around their neck or removing it altogether. As a result, the Roman Jurisdiction of the Catholic Church’s innovative “Vatican II” brought about many other changes, prompted more by Protestant Cults, especially Pentecostals, NETWORKING as they do far better than many others to cause pressures locally, nationally and world wide. It becomes no wonder that Vatican II brought about many changes for all clergy around the world under the Roman Jurisdiction of the Catholic Church. It is believed that the Protestant cultic pressures brought to bear on the Vatican had much to do with Vatican II.

Now we see further advances by the Protestant Cults which has brought about the present day acceptance by the Roman Jurisdiction of the Catholic Church, through their present Pope, Benedict XVI, in accepting many of their bastard cultic children back into the fold and arms of the Roman Jurisdiction along with their heretical bags and baggage.  As that Jurisdiction has, for centuries, altered the faith from that which they schismed from which is today known and called “Orthodox,” “Orthodoxy” or “Orthodox Catholic Christianity,” and “Orthodox Church of Christ” etc. - - - there are further actions by Rome toward their attempts to encompass those whom it (Rome) has schismed from.  Because of power, wealth, self-image and politics, there are many Orthodox jurisdictions of the Catholic Church who are snuggling closer to the Roman overtures.  The only one whom we view who has seemingly staid and remained on the course of Holy Orthodox Catholic Christianity is that of the Russian Orthodox Church through her Patriarch, Alexi. 

Thus, as the unfolding of Prophecy continues as exemplified in the Apocalypse (St. John’s Book of Revelation) it would appear that the Roman Jurisdiction of the Catholic Church is coming to be viewed as the “Whore of Babylon”.

However, as Orthodoxy does not necessarily single out malefactors unless they are obstinate… of which the Roman Jurisdiction of the Catholic Church has often been singled out for its obstinacy, arrogance and elitism … so too does this prove that the whole of Orthodoxy is an Army of Christ similar to what has been identified as the “Jesuits” of the Roman Jurisdiction.  Yet, there can be singled out no single or particular jurisdiction in World Wide Orthodoxy as being similar to the Roman version of their “Jesuits” for all are called to be followers and doers of Holy Scripture both Oral and Written. 

The Church is not just “passive” as it is also “aggressive” after the manner of Jesus Christ.  We can all point to incidents from Holy Writ in which Jesus’ passivity is a hallmark for all to follow on a day to day basis.  Yet, when we view the aggressiveness of Jesus Christ to talk back to the Pharisees and Sadducees, in addition to his righteous anger when He chased the money changers out of the Temple --- we are provided much for thought and even action.

This Jurisdiction, on looking at what is happening in Kosovo and other parts of the world where Orthodox Catholic Churches of various nationalistic names are being harassed, intimidated, even to the point of destroying centers of worship and murder of Orthodox clergy and nuns… we are stopped to pause on thoughts about “What would Jesus do?” and again we have choices.  That does not mean we will always make the right choice in decision making as to one’s course of action.  But it does mean that when we do make a choice, it must be out of the good intentions to do right through prayer, meditation and asking for God’s help through the Holy Ghost, the Holy Spirit.   For so long as no life is taken; we must continue to spread the true message of what Jesus Christ established and be sure it is what Jesus Christ’s message has been in the past for the present as well. 

In so far as the aggressiveness of this Jurisdiction in matters of local affairs; we are prompted by those of Orthodoxy who have failed to live by the very things so necessary as already explained. 

We find that Orthodoxy is being split down the “ethnic” divide and even by those who believe that when one has a “Toma” or “Decree” which we inherited from the times of when the now Sainted Tikhon of Russia granted “autocephalous” and “autonomous” standing; there are those who cannot get past certain other issues because they are afraid of being singled out as promoters of the very thing we condemn.  They are afraid to stand strong for those who protect even the Seals of the Confessional and to ‘cover’ for those who would otherwise suffer similar fates of imprisonment and worse. 

Our aggressiveness includes a direct stand for the upholding of those things established in the ancient Seven Oecumenical Councils which so many churches, both Roman and Orthodox are leaving behind just by their actions alone.  For some this is hard to accept only because silence and the passivity are often taken out of context from the reality of today’s actions in truth.

We know of many who claim to be “Orthodox” but who are “Roman” wanna-bees in their actions and words, under disguise of being “Orthodox” when they are not.  They like many other individuals, rely on misguided beliefs about civil law; not relying on those things of the past where even the Martyrs were crucified under false pretexts by their Roman captors who were applying "civil law" of their times which was, primarily, the Roman Emperor.  Yet, today, those who even consider themselves “Christian” are unable and incapable of recognizing these things and hold to the false idea that if one is convicted by civil law, it must be true.  Again, even the Martyrs were crucified under those same or similar false pretexts.   

We have seen how Orthodox jurisdictions regard those who are convicted by civil law as being the same as how the Roman Jurisdiction of the Catholic Church view the same too.  Instead of doing what is right, true and correct; they do not want to be singled out and thus take a more passive role in hiding in the background because of the dangers that could be applied to them.  Thus the cultic Protestants of whom we mentioned have, again been given advantage and actually are being promoted by silence, by passivity and therein lay the danger of destruction to the true faith, the root and branch which is bound together in Orthodox Catholic Christianity from which the Roman Jurisdiction long ago in previous centuries schismed (separated from) and from them, the numerous cultic Protestants whose heresies abound to an unfathomable degree today.

As for this jurisdiction of the One, Holy, Orthodox Catholic Christian and Apostolic Church in North America, it is difficult to stand idly by without fulfilling that which is required by Holy Writ.  That is to stand firm for all of God’s Children no matter what faith or religion they come from so long as life is not taken.  We must be the warriors who stand strong for the faith and aide, if not assist those very same “children” of God for their rights are being violated by the very laws of the land which are or have been reducing their right to property, to worship, to live with full dignity. 

You may not see it openly, but slowly, city by city, county by county, state by state and then it will become of national concern, being adopted on the federal level.  It is like a creeping fungus that invades everything it touches.  The cults of Protestantism also work in the same or similar manner. Does not the Revelation of St. John give you a clue yet?  It should!  And it gives a clue about what will happen to those who stand up and fight against such spiritual and material atrocities, as they are the ones who do not imbibe of governmental controls being established in the future, which is happening now…That which is leading to the One World Church!

Sadly to say, Orthodoxy (especially from the ethnic divide) is not always about protecting the innocent because Orthodoxy has become a bit too passive in the various Nationalistic nomenclatures (Greek, Russian, Ukrainian, Syro Chaldean, Coptic, etc.)...  They stick to their own is one opinion.

Even those of “ethnicity” are wont to be similar as the Roman Jurisdiction of the Catholic Church by their arrogance and elitist stand by their lack of action and their words. 

Why do we say,  “arrogance and elitist” concerning most Orthodox jurisdictions of the Catholic Church? 

Because we have far too many replies from both clergy and faithful who feel, as one individual hierarch has stated, “I have found, over the years, that most Orthodox jurisdictions demonstrate the same self-centered attitude as most Protestant groups.  Very ‘nationalistic" or "ethnic’.  They take great Pride in their National History and Ethnicity.  Too much.” And “I believe I expressed earlier my personal belief that, according to the canons of the Church, there is only ONE ‘ethnic’ Orthodox Church validly here in the USA -- and that is the group originally started by the Russians.  And yet even HERE, the Russians ignore the canons themselves and maintain ‘separate’ congregations from their ‘official’ daughter jurisdiction.” And another said, “I gave Archbishop (name deleted) of the Antiochian Archdiocese a reply when he invited us to ‘merge’ with his jurisdiction by telling him/them ‘sorry, can’t ‘merge’ with an un-canonical jurisdiction’ (Smile) as their attitude was much similar to many others.

We believe so thoroughly that we are called to provide coverage and be a haven of rest for those who are victims no matter what religion they come from.

We cannot and must not become like many of our “ethnic” brothers of the various Orthodox Jurisdictions in their attitudinal stances … We must hold fast and true to all that the Holy Apostles handed down to us through time and history, both oral and written.  That is the FAITH in ACTION!  The “ethnic” stance is also expressive of FAITH in ACTION which is the same as withholding the hand of God’s servants from reaching out to the faithful who hunger and thirst for help and aide but are treated like the ‘stick and carrot’ of a mule to keep them going further without giving them the food.  It is much like a parent saying, “Do as I say but not as I do.”

As true Orthodox Catholic Christians, it is our bounden duty to provide all who come to us, sanctuary in so far as we can humanly do... Yet, in doing so, that does not mean we have to accept their other cultic religious beliefs (their bags and baggage), so much as attempt to provide them enough information so that they might change from their heretical beliefs (clean bags and clean baggage) to that which has always been in both SPIRIT and in TRUTH (earthy or earthly and in reality) what has come down to us through time and history as the Life and Teachings of Jesus Christ who was not necessarily "passive" as he chased the money changers out of the temple and talked directly to the Sadducees and Pharisees at times in allegorical statements and other times more directly and succinctly to where there could be no misunderstanding whatsoever. 

Some of our clergy have trouble with being just "Passive" Christians although it is much required in our day-to-day activities until we are met, face-to-face, with such that imbibes of the heretical and often times "Satanic" inaugurated beliefs that are so prevalent in many of the Protestant cults today. 

If those whom we help or assist who come from those cultic groups are unable or incapable of accepting truth... it does not necessarily mean we stop helping them, but go the extra mile as scripture points out, if need be to bring to a hoped for "good" conclusion, a resolvance of their difficulties which corresponds with the teachings. 

Those whom we help recognize that we will NOT accept their heretical teachings whatsoever.   The problem with this is that those whom we help who come from those heretical faiths, after they have obtained our help, often become "turn-coats" because they are unable and incapable of accepting TRUTH!  Thus, it is then that we must cut them off because they have become "turn-coats" with viciousness by their cheap, tawdry gossip, twisting truth and making up of stories to besmirch and bite the hand that fed them with spiritual and/or material help or assistance (a form of food) which is as though they bite the hand that feeds them, not being us but God Himself who has imbued us with the abilities to aide and provide assistance from time to time.... The allegory we hope is meaningful?

Yet, we are reminded that the question and the answers posed would have some of you to believe that even the immigration issue is a part of the whole of which we discuss.  It is!

We see how Cardinal Mahoney of the Roman Jurisdiction of the Catholic Church in the U.S. (Los Angeles, CA.) has abandoned Holy Writ by fighting for what he considers to be the rights of ILLEGAL immigrants. Even the candidate for President, Barack Obama violates Holy Writ while calling himself a “Christian”.  All who proclaim themselves as “Christian” are making the statement that they are obedient to holy scripture and to the laws of the land, the authorities over them.   

How can Illegal Immigrants consider themselves as “Christian” – even Catholic (of Rome or Roman) when they disobey the very thing Holy Writ demands?  Illegal Immigrants cannot be considered truly “Christian” or “Catholic” in spirit and truth when they violate the laws of the land unless they truthfully repent in action and word.

Cardinal Mahoney of the Roman Jurisdiction along with Barack Obama have actually violated all things of and in Jesus Christ (Life and Teachings) the same as cultic Protestants do in these times. By their actions and words they advocate not obeying the laws of the land by their stance and standing in considering illegal immigrants as having a right to things of this country as though they are citizens which means they advocate dismissal of the laws of God in and through the Life and Teachings of Jesus Christ. 

What is the real concern about illegal immigration?  Click here for a very short rendition (humorous but sadly, more likely true than not).....

Thus, with the evidence already having been provided in part as to the furtherance of the Roman Jurisdiction of the Catholic Church from that which it had once been apart of; the question is surely strengthened by what has been given. 

On several occasions We have been upbraided by some of our own for bringing a few of these issues for your review as regards what is happening world wide, nationally and locally in New Mexico, U.S.A. because they feel it has little to nothing to do with World Wide Orthodoxy.  Sometimes, other clergy of this jurisdiction believe we have not done enough to point out the problems and issues affecting the true Church, Orthodoxy, which is unfolding through not only the electoral process and actions of civil governments; actions being taken by world leaders, but also includes actions being taken by all who are of the Orthodox and Roman Jurisdictions of the Catholic Church, even of the many flavors of Protestantism.  A valid point of concern is well taken. 

Yet, we are often reminded of the fact that all things usually happen first at a local level and then, like a pebble in a pond, spreads outward.  This is exampled by the Illegal Immigrant issue.  And now the cultic Protestant issue, which has been acceptable to the Roman Jurisdiction of the Catholic Church as exampled by their actions to accept them after being beaten over the proverbial “head” since most of the sex scandals they are faced with were fomented more by Protestant cults that has spread even further. 

No where do we see the justice system or the press deal with these same issues as regards the Protestant churches because of the majority of people (human beings) in civil authority are Protestant and those few who are “Catholic” can say little to nothing without being sanctioned in word or deed by their employer(s).  This is truer in many judicial proceedings and in law enforcement. The “letter of the law” can be swayed to the personal agenda of the arbiter (Judge) of the law in the translation or meaning of the law… much like a psychologist will vary in their diagnosis from that of another psychologist.  So too has the laws of the land been arbitrated! 

When we venture to go further to investigate even the Orthodox Churches (such as some of the ethnic ones) we find that by insinuation... the Russian Orthodox Church on Geary Street would or does support the interferences of "Pokrov.org" whose "old lady" approach (and they are not old ladies) but political women and people who imbibe in interfering with Ecclesiastical courts before decisions are made to castigate hierarchs for not doing what they want... even interfering in many other areas has been alleged.  Yet, we are told and therefore it has been alleged that the Russian jurisdiction on Geary Street in San Francisco stands not behind that organization because of their interferences... and thus the women and people who operate such endeavors are not truly Orthodox or Catholic in spirit or truth because they are opined to violate the Seven Ecumenical Councils which the Russian Jurisdiction has failed or refused to punish. Thus "Pokrov.org" is alleged to be a disguised "Orthodox" cultic group in part or whole no matter how much good material they present for public scrutiny to aide in teaching. 

The Evil One, as prophecy has poignantly shown, is amongst us in spirit and soon to become physical in form (if not already taken many forms) as he exists in those cultic groups and churches which have very much been altered and damaged from that of the true church established by Jesus Christ Himself!  No one is unaffected for everyone is very much affected!

The whole of world wide Orthodox Catholic Christianity is in itself militant to the extent possible through prayer, fasting, mediation, and the indwelling of the Holy Spirit.  And, there are times, as history and Holy writ has shown, when the Church must be more aggressive in its stance and action to protect, to preach, to teach, to rebuke and reprove those who are attempting to cause disruption and destruction by their many multifaceted approaches which are, in this local area, with the aide and assistance of the very “authorities” who, through civil government (human beings) are supposed to be following the separation of Church from State, but - - - because they are all human and thus so-called “religious’ and even “anti-Christian” for some, they do in fact violate the law of the land in and through their agencies by allowing for their personal agendas to work in and through them.  It is believed that this is one of the reasons why the Muslims in Europe have been so successful in their attempts to destroy Christianity while also gaining ability for places like England to alter their ways… (Example: taking down the holocaust memorial and education centers because it ‘offends’ Muslims [Islamic] who do not believe the holocaust happened… this is because of their hatred (jihad) against Jews)… which is an example of why cultic Protestantism in this area has become so destructive against most things “Catholic” be it Orthodox or Roman, except with “Roman” – they cave in to cultic pressures in order to continue to exist in part…

The following letter was sent out with the idea of not only aiding in hoped for lessening of the threat of destruction but of bringing the problem before those hierarchs and we purposefully use this Jurisdiction of World Wide Orthodoxy as an example ….

 

ST MAXIMOS THE CONFESSOR

HOLY MARTYR NEOPHYTOS

January 21, 2008 – New Calendar

 

To all Orthodox Hierarchs

of the One, Holy, Orthodox,

Catholic and Apostolic Church.

It is sad to remind you and those with you in spirit and in truth that Orthodoxy is suffering a most terrible time in which Orthodox Jurisdictions are, in some instances, quietly fighting each other over issues that I shall not and will not comment on.  However, be that as it may, it is found that there are Hieromonks and others, laymen, are fighting against members of other Orthodox Jurisdictions as well, right under the noses of their Bishops and in some instances with their approval.  This is most disgusting and only provides each time it happens, another nail to the hands and feet of Christ, or better yet, a thorn from the Crown of Thorns to be pushed onto the head of Christ.  Their claims range from “convicted sex offender” or “child molester” to using the “ethnic” card wherein one jurisdiction is not under a Patriarch.  And, as most of you know, a Toma (Decree) can be and has been issued in times past allowing for some Churches and their bishops to operate under autocephalous and autonomous standing, creating their own jurisdiction while still being one with world wide Orthodoxy. 

Yet the debasement of Orthodoxy continues by such continued actions to besmirch others not of their jurisdiction or under a Patriarch. 

There are, as a result of the various sex scandals in both the Orthodox Eastern Churches and those under them in the Western part of the world, as well as the Roman jurisdiction’s sex scandals... much that could be argued and mitigated.

Inasmuch as this unworthy repentant one has gone through the gauntlet of civil procedures regarding my own accusations, allegations and finally having taken a plea bargain to protect the Seals of the Confessional and those who were a part of our outreach program living in residence, including some of the victims threatened; and having to register as a convicted sex offender; it in no wise lessens my standing and status within the ranks of the Orthodox Church.  Why?

Inasmuch as many of you have read or viewed the numerous documents posted at www.apostle1.com under "View Our Lines..." etc. it is found that many of you allow either or both yourselves and those under you to continue in besmirching the very faith of Orthodoxy as exemplified and evidenced by actions on the internet and through e-mails or regular mail.  This is damaging to the Orthodox Faith.

I have, since returning from my imprisonment and fulfilling parole requirements, had to go through two more gauntlets of ecclesiastical proportion both within and outside this jurisdiction from which I was reinstated because the findings of FACT predominantly stood out as regards the "why" of my taking a plea bargained conviction that was presented to this unworthy one at the time.  I believe and feel that if you too were in the same or similar situation, you would have done the same or similar as my unworthy self if your own finances were dwindled and no other means existed.  Either way, it would have been a stacked deck against you if you had continued to civilly fight the charges due to the times and personalities involved in a TRIAL by JUDGE, not a jury.  In fact, the Judge in this particular instance was once a member of the Roman Jurisdiction of the Catholic Church.  He converted to a cultic protestant church and became entangled during the State of California and Sonoma County elections with the political antics of those members of the cultic group known as Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (Mormons).  As for the two separate ecclesiastical trials after being released from prison; there were more than ten (10) honorable Orthodox Bishops involved who were not necessarily members of this Jurisdiction at those times in which they had been held.  This proved to me the reality of the statement: “The Church is a spiritual hospital” and that when one is imprisoned for a long time who returns to the outside world in this life, there is much healing required in so far as one can heal. 

Repentance, true repentance, is an everyday process that cannot be set aside. 

I need not remind you as you are well aware of the many human frailties of civil politics coupled with an individual’s religious (cultic or not) bearing upon his or her work in civil and criminal litigation.  It has much to bear on one’s decision as a prosecutor, a judge and even a defense attorney, especially when that same Judge is also active (even if not) in a family law firm which represented the Roman Catholic Church’s interests at the parish level.  No rocket scientist is needed to know where this is going as regards the relations between the Judge, his civil law firm and representation of the Roman parish. 

I would ask and do encourage that you read a special article posted at another web site (http://www.lunacountyfreedom.com) entitled STRANGER DANGERS THAN A STRANGER.  The article, written by someone who resided on premise during those times is rather open and honest, factual and a bit unorthodox in approach for the person writing it is a convert to Orthodoxy (“ethnic”) even though not a member of this Jurisdiction (The American Orthodox Church and the North American Orthodox Church).

As the author points out somewhere along the way or it may be another article in which is pointed out or insinuated that the continual actions of some in Orthodoxy and outside is only driving people away from Orthodox Catholic Christianity itself of which you venerable brothers are a part of, as I, a most Repentant unworthy one is a member.. And the actions of various Orthodox jurisdictions in these matters, and others, are driving people into the very arms of the enemies: cults, etc. 

After having found that an Alaskan bishop of one of the Russian Orthodox jurisdictions ordained a man into the priesthood even though he had a past of which he was a registered convicted sex offender; finding the reasons to be most honorable… I must ask you then to consider the following. 

If one of your own clergy, serving under you, was forced into a similar situation as my unworthy self, having done nothing physically to cause for the charges, and he were to take a conviction by plea bargain in order to protect the SEALS OF THE CONFESSIONAL and to protect one or more of the so-called victims, his or their mother, in addition to protecting all others within your special housing or parish project from being faced with the same criminal or similar charges being laid against them, having no available finances, etc.  -  How would you act or react? 

You really don’t need to provide an answer to the question as I already know what you your answer would be, if you are as honorable as an Apostle (Bishop) in a long line of Apostles (Bishops) have been from the times of Jesus Christ to the present. 

In truth, I really do not care what you or any one else want to believe or disbelieve about me, personally.  For indeed I can only say that those things I should have been charged with, I am already charged by God, and not by man; but as to those things I was charged with, I was not factually guilty.  There are many of you who can identify with what I am saying for the same applies to every clergyman of every degree on a daily basis. 

All of us, without fail, commit some grievances against civil law whether we know it or not!  And we all do commit grievance against God daily by our very thoughts, sometimes our words and even our actions because we are still in this life and cannot un-tangle ourselves from the various passions of daily life both spiritual and material without true struggle and God’s help through repentance. 

Whether or not you wish to continue to allow those under you, lay and clergy alike, to continue in this campaign of hate and bashing… that remains to be your decision.  But if you wish to end it… then end it at your end among all who are your flock no matter if they be lay or clergy. 

If any one of you say that you know nothing of what is spoken of in this letter, I would strongly rebuke them and say they suffer from the disease of religio-political scholasticism.

The ancient canons are very succinct, especially with regards to actions against other clergy not of one’s own jurisdiction and interfering in the actions of other jurisdictions.  It is because of them and what is seen as happening among the various Orthodox jurisdictions that it behooves this repentant unworthy on in the vineyard to ask that you remind your flock; all of them, both clergy and lay alike who engage, directly or indirectly; to foment or incite action against others, referring to myself and this jurisdiction as the example; they are violating the ancient canons. 

If you are a bishop who has the spirit about yourself to recognize the inference and meaning; if you allow for the continued attacks, then you fit the penalties required, at least within your mind and spirit.  However, I am equally reminded that some of you do not even recognize our standing as a legitimate jurisdiction.  But that position is more an excuse because the facts do not fit the idea or excuse and therefore the answer you may make is a form of action ending with all that has been stated above and below.  Believing whatever you will about our standing and status whether as a legitimate jurisdiction or not is nothing more than a disease of political scholasticism in part and other spiritual diseases could be very well be applied. 

As for this unworthy repentant one in the vineyard, having referred this to my advisors, finding that I am relying on our Orthodox understanding that you are spiritual, compassionate and recognize that the Church is truly a spiritual hospital; knowing the importance in aiding toward the cessation of hostilities, ethnic and otherwise amongst all other Orthodox Jurisdictions; I have therefore come to you in earnest to seek your assistance in stopping or lessening these matters from continuing without our seeking acceptance into or with your Jurisdiction whatsoever so much as praying that by this letter and your future actions that no more Orthodox lay members or clergy are lost to the heresies of other cults because of what they see and hear being done by Orthodox clergy and lay members of other jurisdictions.  This is like the action of pebbles in a pond to some degree.

I, for one, would rather have 100 convicted felons of every stripe, including sex offenders; all being sincerely repentant in their words and deeds, than I would to have one who believes themselves to be self-righteous by their words and actions.  It is for this reason that I am, among some, known as the “Bishop of Last Resort”.   There is no other Orthodox Bishop, to my knowledge, who will take the very issues we are discussing in hand because some are more willing to keep their own head in the proverbial sand than to believe any one of their own clergy could be faced or has been faced with the same or similar circumstances or situation.  And, if one does not step forward and rethink what is being done, then the very pillars of the faith are being shaken toward destruction by those inside the Church with the applauding cultic factions on the outside ready with open arms to receive the fallout members.  Thus the descent into the very gates of hell is begun and the End times are truly upon us even more so by your actions or lack of them.

Let not the disease of political scholasticism and other spiritual impedimentary diseases affect your thoughts on this that I lay at your feet for consideration and hoped for positive action to cease hostile actions from within your flocks no matter whom they may be.  At this time I single out no specific Jurisdiction, although such can be done.  It is for spiritual reasons of faith in the Life and Teachings of Our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ that no one be singled out. 

According to a few bishops of the Eastern Orthodox Church, this is actually the only cure to the problem posed not for just ourselves but all who are truly Orthodox in spirit and in truth. 

So it is asked that after reading this letter, venerable brother, that you read the article on-line as referenced herein above.

In as much as we are only a pebble in world wide Orthodoxy, whether you wish to admit it or not, one cannot help but know what happens when a pebble is thrown into a pond or a stone or rock into a larger body of water… it spreads out with ripples. 

I can only ask that within yourselves, your spirit, you will join with me in spirit and truthfully say, “Lord, Jesus Christ, have mercy on me a sinner!”

                                                                             Amen!

+Joseph Thaddeus, OSB, SSJt., Ph.D.

Metropolitan Archbishop, Archabbot, Primate

American Orthodox Church

North American Orthodox Church

URL: http://www.apostle1.com

E-Mail: thaddeus@apostle1.com

Regular mail: P. O. Box 1652, Columbus, NM 88029

 

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The Vine & Crossroads Newsletter is a new endeavor which will be sent out through e-mail for those who we hope will be receptive to our endeavors to bring you information & news concerning not only our Orthodox Catholic Christian Faith, but concerning all that may have to do with your Religious, Civil and Legal Rights to worship and daily practice your faith.  However, at www.apostle1.com we have, as some of you know the DAILY NEWS Section too and we are seeking your help too!

Some who may be affected by what is happening in the USA, North, and South America as well as around the world are more than just faithful parishioners of this Jurisdiction (as we are scattered), but clergy from all walks of life and churches too! This is for them as well, even if they are not part of our Jurisdiction or even our faith!

We feel that when informed, you can make better decisions toward maintaining your rights of religious bearing as well as, hopefully, your civil rights too.  Yet, depending on the country in which you reside, even if it be a State or Province of that country; you may find you will eventually be limited from worshiping and speaking about your faith!

So, this struggle that we present as our first newsletter is one out of pain of heart for the faith once and for all delivered by Jesus Christ, the Holy Apostles and Patristic Fathers.

Inasmuch as the American Orthodox Church and the North American Orthodox Church is one Jurisdiction of World Wide Orthodoxy; we believe that since our dioceses and parishes are scattered; you need to know what is going on. 

Our Vladyka +Thaddeus (Metropolitan Archbishop) has granted us permission to provide this endeavor for you to review and comment on with hopes that you will join with us in providing current information and news...

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YOU are the most valuable and important aspect of this newsletter.  We may need to redesign the newsletter as we explore how we can present our viewers, faithful parishioners, and clergy with the information and news so necessary to stay up-to-date.

Included in our newsletters will include information taken from our Western Orthodox Theological Institute (WOTI) and other areas to aide and reaffirm your spiritual and material understandings. 

Life itself is a religious experience whether or not you go to church on Sunday or stay at home... even if you do not believe in the root, ground and base of all things CHRISTIAN (follower of Jesus Christ) which is established in Orthodox Catholic Christianity itself ... you may find article and information important or interesting to your areas of life and living.

Religious News, Environmental News (about the earth and saving our planet's resources), Electronic,  digital or computer news pertaining to those who want to know what to do to keep their computer bug free and spam free. 

Those are just some of the areas we will cover... But that doesn't end there... There's more to come!  So, subscribe!  And offer an electronic copy to your friends by forwarding them a copy too... 

Metropolitan Archbishop +Joseph Thaddeus, Editor in Chief of www.apostle1.com

Monk Michael (Sweet), Managing Editor - Vine & Crossroads of Faith

 

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 God, Man & the World - Part C - Awake III - THE UNITED NATIONS, THE INTERNATIONAL MONEY FUND AND THE WORLD BANK:

God, Man & the World - Part D - Awake IV - Tavistock Institute, the Best Kept Secret in America

God, Man & the World - Part E - Awake V - U. N. Influence in Our Schools

God, Man & the World - Part F - Awake VI - The United Nation’s Plans for the Future of the World

God, Man & the World- Part G - Awake VII - What is the  - "Club of Rome?"

God, Man & the World - Part H - Awake VIII - A Closer Look at the One World Order and Bible Prophecy – Part I

God, Man & the World - Part I - Awake IX - A Closer look at the One World Order and Bible Prophecy – Part II - The Culture War in America

  God, Man & the World - Part J - Awake X - A Closer Look at the One World Order and Bible Prophecy – Part III - The Devaluation of Life

 

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Why News for an Orthodox Catholic Christian Church Website?

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"....

"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

 

So, as said, Daily News is very important to the true Orthodox Catholic Christian.

 

 

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