STOC: Who are they? What is their history?

Information, news stories, and questions about traditionalist Orthodox Churches. This is the place to post encyclicals and any official public communications from a True Orthodox jurisdiction. Do NOT post polemics here! Please PM admin for access to private polemics forum.

Moderators: Maria, phpBB2 - Administrators

User avatar
Maria
Archon
Posts: 7737
Joined: Sat 12 June 2004 12:39 am
Faith: True Orthodox Christian
Jurisdiction: GOC
Location: USA

Re: STOC: Who are they? What is their history?

Postby Maria » Wed 30 November 2016 3:23 am

Quite a few posts have been moved into Intra TOC Polemic either because they discussed polemical issues or they were off-topic.

Here is the link to the Intra-TOC thread: viewtopic.php?f=30&t=11526

If you are interested in following these polemical and off topic comments, please send me a PM.

The public forum is not the place to digress into polemics, and the purpose of this thread is to discuss what the STOC is.
Lord Jesus Christ, have mercy on me a sinner.

User avatar
Maria
Archon
Posts: 7737
Joined: Sat 12 June 2004 12:39 am
Faith: True Orthodox Christian
Jurisdiction: GOC
Location: USA

Re: STOC: Who are they? What is their history?

Postby Maria » Wed 30 November 2016 4:32 pm

Latest official update from RTOC: The Lesna Monastery does not have permission to leave RTOC and join the STOC.

http://www.ripc.info/en/documents/doc/t ... rn-europe/

Date of publication on web-site: 19.11.2016

Please be informed that the Synod of Bishops of the Russian True Orthodox Church has decided not to grant the Lesna Monastery its request to leave the RTOC and join the Serbian True Orthodox Church. Similarly, the Synod has denied the Mission, with its parishes and communities, its request for a canonical leave to join the Serbian True Orthodox Church. Finally, the Synod has decided to dissolve the Mission operated by the Lesna Monastery, and relieve its office holders of their positions. In its stead, the Synod has decided to restore the structure of the Western European dioceses as it was under ROCOR, and even before that under the omophor of the Holy Patriarch Tikhon. Archimandrite Philaretos (Klimatikis) has been appointed Dean of the Western European Deanery of the Russian True Orthodox Church. He is assigned to administer this territory until such time that a bishop may be assigned. Throughout this territory, only the name of the President of the Holy Synod, Archbishop Tikhon, may be commemorated during the divine services.

With love in Christ,

Protopresbyter Victor Melehov, Secretary
Synod of Bishops
Russian True Orthodox Church
Lord Jesus Christ, have mercy on me a sinner.

User avatar
Justice
Sr Member
Posts: 743
Joined: Fri 5 May 2017 8:39 pm
Faith: Genuine Orthodox
Jurisdiction: Inquiring
Location: United States

Re: STOC: Who are they? What is their history?

Postby Justice » Tue 30 May 2017 12:29 am

Despotovac wrote:A Great Day at Lesna Monastery

Three important events mark the development of True Orthodoxy in Serbia. The first took place about fifteen years ago, when three Serbian monks from the Holy Mountain confessed the Faith by choosing the path of True Orthodoxy. The second occurred eight years ago when the entire sisterhood of Stjenik Monastery decided for the love of the Truth to leave the Belgrade Patriarchate and join True Orthodoxy. The third happened at the Lesna Monastery, when the True Orthodox Christians of Serbia, after many efforts, were finally given their own elected bishop.

Read more:

http://serbiantrueorthodox.blogspot.com ... stery.html
Which branch of the STOC are you under?


Return to “Traditional Orthodox Churches”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 8 guests