Patriarch Kyrill Really Hates ROCOR


THE BATTLE FOR THE RUSSIAN ORTHODOX CHURCH
by Vladimir Moss

page 357

Those who love ROCOR as she used to be must hope and pray that God will count them worthy of a sobering-up. In the meantime, they cannot say that they have not been warned – and not only by us anti-uniates. They can do no better than listen to the words of the second hierarch of the Moscow Patriarchate, and probable future patriarch, Metropolitan Cyril (Gundyaev) in his August, 2006 letter to Putin. After calling Metropolitan Laurus a “heresiarch”, and his clergy “false pastors”, he writes:

“No contacts whatsoever are permitted with the schismatic collaborationist Russian Orthodox Church Abroad, which has not repented publicly before us for the great sin of blessing the stooge Fascists by her heresiarch and collaborator, Anastasy.

“We confirm the decision of the Holy Synod of the Russian Orthodox Church-Moscow Patriarchate which excommunicated from our Church the false Metropolitan Anastasy and the schismatics of the ROCA during the years of the holy war [WWII] of the Soviet people under the leadership of our great Orthodox leader, Joseph Stalin, against the fascist enslavers. This verdict against the criminal was pronounced by the State Court.

No assembly whatsoever, much less one of the political character, or pannikhidas for the followers of Vlasov or the Cossacks, who entered into the service of Hitler, can be allowed. We bless all our faithful children to publicly expel the followers of the Karlovchanians from the parishes of the ROC/MP and of the ROCA. Our clergy and laity are permitted to overthrow the monuments of the fascists stooges von Panwitz, Sultan-Girey, Kras nov, Shkuro, and Vlasov on the territory of the Patriarchate's metochion of All Saints at Sokol and of the parishes of the ROCA...

“May the Lord aid you in the God-pleasing labor of eradicating the impious Karlovchanians with their Vlasov-Fascist world-view, headed by their false Metropolitan Laurus...”



August 1, 2006 Fax from Gundyaev to Putin

Russian Orthodox Church
Holy Synod
Department for External Church Relations
Danilovsky Monastery
22 Danilovsky Val, Moscow 11591
Phone: (095) 954-04-54
Fax: (095) 230-26-19

No. 16/72         01-08-2006

To The President of the Russian Federation, Putin, V.V.

Most Highly Esteemed Vladimir Vladimirovich!

In violation of the prohibition of the Holy Patriarch, and of the memorial society "Primirenie", monuments to the White leaders and to the Cossack Atamans, bearing the names of the accomplices of the Fascists have been erected without authorization on the territory of the Patriarchate's metochion of All Saints at Sokol [in Moscow] by the followers of the heresiarch of the Diaspora, Lavr, and his false pastors.

No contacts whatsoever are permitted with the schismatic collaborationist Russian Orthodox Church Abroad, which has not repented publicly before us for the great sin of blessing the stooge of the Fascists by her heresiarch and collaborator of Hitler, Anastasy. 

We confirm the decision of the Holy Synod of the Russian Orthodox Church-Moscow Patriarchate which excommunicated from our Church the false Metropolitan Anastasy and the schismatics of the ROCA during the years of the holy war [WWII] of the Soviet people under the leadership of our great Orthodox leader, Joseph Stalin, against the fascist enslavers. This verdict against the criminal was pronounced by the State Court.   [emphasis in original]

No assembly whatsoever, much less one of the political character, or pannikhidas for the followers of Vlasov or the Cossacks, who entered into the service of Hitler, can be allowed. We bless all our faithful children to publicly expel the followers of the Karlovchanians from the parishes of the ROC/MP and of the ROCA. Our clergy and laity are permitted to overthrow the monuments of the fascists stooges von Panwitz, Sultan-Girey, Krasnov, Shkuro, and Vlasov on the territory of the Patriarchate's metochion of All Saints at Sokol and of the parishes of the ROCA. It is blessed to smash other such structures bearing the manes of the heterodox [one word illegible] and godless [one word illegible] of their false Prophet Mohammed, who, headed by Sultan-Girey, fought against our God-given Soviet state.

May the Lord aid you in the God-pleasing labor of eradicating the impious Karlovchanians with their Vlasov-Fascist world-view, headed by their false Metropolitan Lavr.

+Kyrill
Chairman of the Department for External Church Relations of the Moscow Patriarchate
Metropolitan of Smolensk and Kaliningrad


Priest Michail Dudko 
Telephone: 95 2 20 27 
[This is the same phone number from which the document was faxed; see above.] 
[Note that Fr. Michael Dudko, son of the famous Fr. Dimitry Dudko, is Secretary for Church-Society Relations of the MP's Dept. for External Church Relations.] 
http://www.roacusa.org/htdocs/20060801%20fax%20of%20Gundyaev%20to%20Putin%20(finished).pdf

http://www.roacusa.org/htdocs/KyrillLetter.html
http://www.roacusa.org/htdocs/LETTER%20FROM%20METROPOLITAN%20KYRILL%20(GUNDYAEV).pdf
http://www.orthodoxchristianbooks.com/downloads/59_THE_BATTLE_FOR_THE_RUSSIAN_ORTHODOX_CHURCH.pdf






2 comments:

Anonymous said...

“No contacts whatsoever are permitted with the schismatic collaborationist Russian Orthodox Church Abroad, which has not repented publicly before us for the great sin of blessing the stooge Fascists by her heresiarch and collaborator, Anastasy."

No contacts whatsoever are permitted? Uh.... that didn't hold up.

Joanna Higginbotham said...

AND HERE'S WHY: (click)

" . . . It is this hierarchy that not so long ago, spoke of the ROCOR church with contempt, calling us “karlovtsy,” “sektanty” and avoided any contact with our church. Then when Putin, a KGB colonel, came to power and solidified the KGB’s or FSB’s control over the country and its national and regional governments, suddenly everything changed. Suddenly, Putin met with our bishops in New York City, who looked in his eyes and found a Russian soul. Might it be more correct to say that Putin’s attention may have an ulterior motive? That the prospect of suddenly having hundreds of churches throughout the world at his disposal to act as listening posts and centers of espionage greatly interests Putin and the KGB masters.

As if assigned a task, the MP hierarchy then suddenly approached us with open arms, welcoming home their brethren. Our bishops were feted during official visits to Russia, but there was little substance to discern among their attentions. . .

-excerpt from a 2006 essay by Dimitri Gontscharow