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Designed For Extinction?

Read this powerful article by the Editors of GoTruthReform.org that addresses how are we being affected by: (1) a disconnected hierarchy that was elevated through the new Charter (which in turn has further insulated and isolated them), (2) the rise of Fundamentalism and sick-Monasticism (which has caused some churches to empty and seeks to fill the void in leadership), and (3) a systemic lack of the institution of the GOA to govern behavior leading to a lack of accountability, all appear to be the perfect storm for a coming disaster. What we are witnessing is an historic end of an era. To borrow from Tom Brokow’s phrase, we are witnessing the end of the era of the “Greatest Generation of our Church” which began with the monumental sacrifices made by our ancestors who struggled and sacrificed to build many of our churches during the early part of the 20th century. This Greatest Generation of our Church era accelerated with His Eminence Archbishop Iakovos of Blessed Memory during his tenure as Archbishop from 1959 thru 1996. The era has surely ended with the Patriarch’s unilateral change of our institution’s charter in 2002….

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Jaharis Spoke About Monasteries – A Year Ago.

Written for The National Herald, author A.P Cromidas recently gave us permission to publish his recent commentary entitled: “Jaharis spoke about the Monasteries – a year ago.” His thought provoking questions are reasonable.  For example, he asks why most of the Metropolitans did not attend the Spring 2013 Archdiocesan Council Meeting? What is the status of our Church and its leadership?  When the Archdiocesan Vice-Chairman, Mr. Michael Jaharis, brought this issue to the forefront, it appears that our Metropolitans do not seem concerned.  Click to read. Feel free to share.

MYSTAGOGY reports on “The Plethora of ‘Elders’ and the ‘Piety’ of the Naive”

“It is difficult for these self-proclaimed ‘elders’ to recognize their delusion and be humble.”
– an excerpt from this article

The highly acclaimed Orthodox Christian website MYSTAGOGY printed an article on August 12, 2013 from Protopresbyter Fr. Dionysios Tatsis entitled “The Plethora of Elders and the Piety of the Naive”.  It reflects on how the unsuspecting, the naive and the innocent, are being misled by being trapped in a dangerous cult of personality. He writes “..this is a sickened piety which must be combated against….” Click here to read.

It must be highlighted that the author (now known as Bishop Gregory Tatsis) is the leading Hierarch of the Carpatho-Russian Church under the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America.