When Christ was Crucified, the holy apostles scattered, Judas was so
depressed seeing Christ defeated and as an innocent man betrayed by
him and by all, that he even killed himself, all seems lost and
hopeless, all was dark gloomy and fearful----the ROCK WAS ROLLED ONTO
THE ENTRANCE OF THE TOMB, the women wept at the grave...
For them, all was lost.
And then came the unexpected and joyous RESURRECTION, what seemed
lost was turned into the greatest joy for them and for the whole
I think many think that Metropolitan Lavr and the Bishops of our
Church betrayed the Church Abroad; they think we are burying it...
But we are going the Bridal Feast and time will show that it was
Metropolitan Lavr and our Bishops (Noble Josephs and Saint
Nicodemuses) who were ready to bury the dead body of their beloved
Christ and were gifted with the RESURECTION OF CHRIST, the LIFE OF
THE CHURCH ABROAD!
After the Resurrection the disciples regathered... I am positive many
of the faint hearted will RETURN to the fold!
Archpriest Stefan Pavlenko
--- In email@example.com, morechoff@... wrote:
> I took a look at the recent activity and these are the events that
appear to have occured. I am sure there is much more that has occured
that is not readily available. If anyone knows of more, reply to the
> Its very sad that so many of the ROCOR monasteries have left.
Especially sad that Lesna Convent left. I have fond memories of
Lesna! I here rumours that the monasteries in Australia will be
leaving. With what is going on in Jerusalem with Hegumen Andronick
what is happening with the monasteries in the Holy Land? What will
happen to the ROCOR parishes in South America (arent they all against
> Monastery of St. Edward the Martyr, England left for Synod in
> Annunciation Convent in London, England left for Synod in Resistance
> Lesna Convent of the Most-Holy Mother of God
> Provemont, France left for RTOC
> Holy Virgin Protection Convent in Bluffton, Alberta, Canada left
for Synod in Resistance
> Holy Trinity Church in Oxnard, CA left for Synod in Resistance.
> Church of the Holy Dormition in Trenton, NJ left for RTOC
> Father Stefan Sabelnik in Trenton, NJ left for RTOC
> Father James Thornton in Los Angeles, CA left for Synod in
> Father Peter Fomin in Brisbane, Australia was removed/left for RTOC
> Father Igor Hreblinka in Washington D.C was removed(?)
> Father Nikita Grigoriev in Jordanville, was removed(?).
> Hegumen Andronick Kotlyaroff in Jerusalem was removed(?).
> Michael Orechoff, CA
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