Confession of Faith

April 21, 2016

A Statement by His Beatitude, Metropolitan John, on the Question of Race, Politics, and the Church

  As Orthodox Christians, we respect the diversity of political opinions among our brethren on all matters other than the permissibility of endorsing the practice of […]
August 4, 2014

Statement On Name-Worshipping

By request of the Metropolitan, we are reiterating the following for clergy and faithful of our Metropolia: 1. The heresy of Name-Worshipping or Onomatodoxy (Russian: Имяславие, […]
July 25, 2014

Letter of Metropolitan JOHN to Metropolitan Raphael Concerning Name-Worshipping

Dearest Holiness, G., G., Metropolitan Rafael,       Slava Bogu.       Please know that I hold you dearly and daily in my prayers.       I think that […]
July 10, 2014

Letter of Met. John to Met. Raphael Concerning the Name-Worship Heresy

Russian Version Follows (Corrected Version: 7/21 NS) Dearest Svetosti,Mitropolit G. G. Rafael, Glory be to God in all things. Last month you sent a response to my […]
June 12, 2014

Concerning the Heresy of Name-Worship

To all those who wish to know, the Metropolia does not accept the Name-Worshipping heresy. This teaching was condemned in the 1913 decisions of the Church […]