Maria wrote:Priest Siluan wrote:Yes, it is not the same RTOC, the RTOC under Archbishop Tikhon has not any so called "Western Rite" parish in USA (or in any place in the world).
In order to help inquirers like MariaA discern the truth, I did a Google search of RTOC - Western Rite Orthodox Christians. This is the website that I obtained: http://www.theorthodox.org/bishop.htm
This website has the heading: RTOC-AdNA, and their leading hierarch is Metropolitan ALEXY, Archbishop of Minneapolis and Chicago. Who is he?
Reading this website gives the impression that they are against ecumenism and Sergianism.
Obviously, this Western Rite RTOC (RTOC-AdNA Western Rite) is not under Archbishop Tikhon, and neither is it the same RTOC as presented in the OP (Opening Post) of this thread.
Dear in Christ, Maria!
Thank you! This group is other from many gruops claiming to be "True-Orthodox" or "Catacomb", but it is other from many group coming from the "Sekachevtsy", a very doubtful group, created by Gennady Sekach in the early 70's, a MP Priest, who while he was serving as a Priest in the MP, he claimed to be a "Catacomb Bishop", without any real proof about having been concecrated as a bishop by somenone. Some people believe that he was a KGB agent, who was trying to infiltrate himself inside the Catacomb Communties. He teached teach that in the MP, is the Grace "hidden" or something like this, so he advised the Catacomb people to attend and receive the MP "Misteries". It is interesting that the Met. Agafangel group acepted two Bishops from the Sekach gruop (and only by kherotesia), and since that the Gennady Sekach ecclesiology would be not so far from the Cyprinism.
But returnig to this gruop of this Bishop Alexy and others "Sekachevtsy" (the Raphael Prokopiev-Motovilov Group is one of them), they knowing that the apostolic sucesion of Sekach is no demonstrable, some of them asked to be consecrated by the uncanonical Ukainian Autocephalist. So these gruops have not any relation with the real True Orthodox Curch in Russia or ROCOR, and the most from their "Bishops" and clerymen are former MP clergymen.