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Sun, Dec 10, 2017 at 3:13 PM
To: Joanna Higginbotham

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From: MR. XRISTIDIS <mrxristidis@gmail.com>
Date: Sun, Dec 10, 2017 at 4:13 PM
To: metmoses@me.com


Your Grace Metropolitan Moses,
 Having seen the report from this website as well as having viewed the You-Tube posted video of this "event" I can say that I, being a member of the GOC, was very dismayed by seeing you not only visiting but also blessing these unrepentant schismatics while they sang "Many Years" to you.

  I ask why, why would you spit in the face of  a "sister church" the ROCA under Metropolitan Agafangel by entertaining and offering legitimacy and prop up these rebel malcontents and their vile schism. Is this any way to treat a sister church in communion with the GOC !

 Please be so kind as to explain yourself. Below is a English machine translation from the Russian article as well as a link to the YT video.

In Christ, Minas Christie


Vladyka Moses from the Greek CPI again came to greet the heretics

Author: Metropolitan Agafangel inc. 26 November 2017. Published in the CPI of Greece (Number of views: 449)
Tag: rpcz, Greece, Metropolitan Agafangel, statements

Statement of the First Hierarch of the ROCA Metropolitan Agafangel

As the heretics of the parasynagogue of archbishops Andronik and Sophronia, who were banned in the priesthood, reported on their website, last Sunday, November 19, the hierarch of the Greek CPI, Metropolitan of All Canada, Moses visited and "supported" the heresy and schism in Toronto, Canada:

"The real surprise was the appearance in the refectory of Bishop Moses of the Greek True Orthodox Church, to which the audience performed" Ispolla these despots "-" For many years, Vladyka! "Yuri Lukin expressed his gratitude to Vladyka for his support, not without excitement."

Our Russian Church Abroad does everything it can to overcome the split in the Russian Church and, above all, to eradicate a new kind of ecumenical heresy that has arisen in the Russian and other old-style churches. In this very delicate matter, we listen attentively to the opinion of our brothers in Christ of the Old Calendarists - the Churches of Greece, Romania and Bulgaria, and we are trying to accomplish jointly and circumspectly the newly-born ecumenical heresy in order to confuse the flock entrusted to us by God as little as possible. The fact that the heretics supported by Metropolitan Moses, whom we respected, was for us (as, incidentally, for the heretics themselves, they said), a "surprise" and a complete surprise, and caused great embarrassment and perplexity among our flock. In addition, this event directly affects the inner and sacred life of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia.

I hope that Vladyka Moses will somehow explain this "support" to the heretics. Otherwise, our Synod will be forced to make a special definition for our flock, regarding the everyday communication of some hierarchies of the Greek CPI with heretic ecumenists, since this fact very much embarrasses all our clergy who have remained faithful to the patristic anti-ecumenical Orthodoxy.

+ Metropolitan Agafangel 


On Sun, Dec 10, 2017 at 5:23 PM, Metropolitan Moses <metmoses@me.com> wrote:
My Dear Mr. Christie,

You know nothing and I do not answer to you.

May you have a blessed feast for the Nativity of Christ.