Thursday, June 22, 2017

Session of Synod of Bulgarian Church

Session of the Synod of Bishops of the Bulgarian Orthodox Old Calendar Church (with which our ROCA under our Vladyka Metropolitan Agafangel is in full fraternal co-communion with)-

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Dan Everiss

Thu, Jun 22, 2017 at 4:49 PM
*SECOND Re-Sending: This time, with this added group photo, of The Synod of The Bulgarian Orthodox Old Calendar  Church.

"I was glad when they said unto me, let us go into the house of the Lord!
Our feet shall stand within thy gates, O Jerusalem!"  ALLELUIA!

Vladyka Metropolitan Photius/Foti, of Triaditsky, head of the Bulgarian Orthodox Old Calendar Church, on his way to serve the Divine Liturgy in his Sofia, Bulgaria, Cathedral of the  Dormition of the Most Holy Mother of God

Metropolitan Foti is in the center, and at his left  is Bishop Anfim, and at his right, Archbishop George

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 My best Brief explanation of this news:
Because of the fact that the Bulgarian Orthodox Old Calendar Church-though it is spread all over Bulgaria and is growing,  has had only one canonical bishop, its head and founder, Vladyka Metropolitan Foti, [or Photius], 'of Triaditsky', to help him temporarily round out his Synod, [and which will thus allow him to canonically consecrate other bishops for his ever expanding church]..our ROCA under our Vladyka Metropolitan Agafangel, has decided to give him ON TEMPORARY LOAN, and at his request and desire,  some of our ROCA bishops, our fraternal aid to our beloved brothers in Christ, the Bulgarian Old Calendarists.
This announcement is merely stating that our ROCA Bishop Anfim (Anthimus) of Bessarabia, will now replace  our ROCA Bishop Kyrill in the Bulgarian Synod, for some practical reasons, nothing more. For one obvious fact, Bishop Anfim is physically closer to Bulgaria than is our more aged Bishop Kyrill of Voronezh and South Russia,  he is fluent in the local languages there and customs, and perhaps because younger Bishop Anfim has more time and energy to help with such Bulgarian- Bessarabian  matters.....which are his own cultural background. 
And by the way: This historic region of so-called, 'Bessarabia', [as it, or parts of it!],  has had various other names in past times, depending on which country then invaded and ruled it, but Imperial Russia and Romania and also Bulgaria claimed it at various times, plus when it was under the heavy oppression of the Muslim Ottoman yoke] & it has a long tortured twisted history, with various nations fighting to conquer and to rule it in past centuries. Thus, it is a very complicated human composite of various remnant ethnicities, some
'Rusin'-Carpatho or Little Russians, some other types of Russians, some Ukrainians, some Romanians, some Bulgarians, and some Greeks, and plus a number of other assorted named ethnics, and ancestral local indigenous tribes, including many Roma-Gypsies. However, many of these people have been and still are  historically and traditionally ancestral Orthodox Christians.
It seems common for a lot of them to speak or understand at least three or more local languages and dialects, just to communicate with others, their neighbors,  in their vast region- a region which stretches over current national boundaries, into present Romania and Bulgaria and Ukraine. In church services, it seems common, in our ROCA parishes there, anyway, to use both Church Slavonic and Romanian. It is largely a rural farming but an economically poor region.
Pious and wise and highly educated Vladyka Metropolitan Foti is fluent in Bulgarian, Russian, English and no doubt in Romanian and Greek, plus some other languages. He knows patristics very well, and canon law. He was centrally instrumental in helping to make peace between the various Greek Old Calendarists and also with our ROCA. He is the God-blessed peacemaker, who is so highly praised in the Bible.
"Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called the sons of God!"
May God grant to our pious and loving and long-suffering and much wrongfully-maligned, ROCA Vladyka Metropolitan Agafangel and to Bulgarian Vladyka  Metropolitan Foti, MANY YEARS!  MNOGAYA LETA! as also we pray for our brothers and sisters in Christ of the GOC Greek, and Romanian and also our Georgian brothers and sisters, not to forget to mention our Arab fellow Orthodox, and all.
Save, O Christ God!
Rd. Daniel,  in the dark fir forests of southwestern Oregon, among  God's innocent creatures, which have no evil in their hearts -as do we spiritually impoverished and proud devious fallen humans, made in God's holy image, but who are defaced by sins and the lusts of our flesh.
They, His simple animals,  are God's examples to us, of how we SHOULD be....what He intended, before Adam's Fall.
"The lusts of the flesh have estranged me from Thee, O Lord!"

Session of the Synod of Bishops of the Bulgarian Orthodox Old Calendar Church Автор: Митрополит Агафангел вкл. Author: Metropolitan Agafangel inc. 22 Июнь 2017 22 June 2017 . . Опубликовано в Болгарская Старостильная Церковь (Просмотров: 35) Posted in Bulgarian Old Calendar Church (Views: 35)

7/20 июня и 8/21 июня 2017 г. под председательством Его Высокопреосвященства Триадицкого митрополита Фотия прошла сесия Архиерейского Синода Болгарской Православной Старостильной Церкви.

June 7/20 and June 8/21, 2017, under the chairmanship of His Eminence  Metropolitan Photius 'of Triaditsky', the session of the Synod of Bishops of the Bulgarian Orthodox Old Calendar Church was held.

В заседаниях приняли участие:

The following took part in the meetings:
Его Высокопреосвященство Триадицкий митрополит Фотий.

His Eminence Triaditsky Metropolitan Photius.
Его Преосвященство Кишиневский и Молдавский архиепископ Георгий.

His Eminence of Chisinau and Moldovan,  Archbishop George. [our ROCA bishop ON LOAN  to the Bulgarian Synod)-
Его Преосвященство Басарабский епископ Анфим.

His Eminence Bishop Anfim, of  Bessarabia, ....(also our ROCA bishop ON LOAN to the Bulgarian Synod)-
Его Преосвященство Ишимский и Сибирский епископ Никон (посредством телеконферентной связи).

His Eminence Nikon, Bishop  of Ishim and Siberia , (also our ROCA bishop ON LOAN to the Bulgarian Synod),  attended via teleconference.
Секретарь: Secretary:
иеродиакон Серафим (Орманов)
Hierodeacon Seraphim (Ormanov)
На основании журнала № 9 Архиерейского Синода РПЦЗ, проходившего с 19 апреля/2 мая по 21 апреля/4 мая 2017 года, Его Высокопреосвященство Триадицкий митрополит Фотий, Предстоятель Болгарской Православной Старостильной Церкви, Указом №1 от 2017 г. назначил Его Преосвященство Басарабского епископа Анфима замещать Его Преосвященство Воронежского и Южнорусского епископа Кирила.

On the basis of the Journals/official decisions  No. 9, of the Synod of Bishops of the ROCA, held in Odessa, Ukraine, from April 19 / May 2 to April 21 / May 4, 2017, His Eminence  Metropolitan Photius of Triaditsky,  Primate of the Bulgarian Orthodox Old Calendar Church, with his Decree No. 1 of 2017, appointed His Eminence Bishop Anfim of Bessarabia, to replace  His Eminence Bishop Kyril, as a member of his Bulgarian Holy Synod, who is also our ROCA bishop  of Voronezh and South-Russia, who has been  and still is, also our ROCA  bishop.

Его Преосвященство Басарабский епископ Анфим по матерней линии потомок бесарабских болгар и тепло привязан к Болгарской Церкви.

His Eminence Bishop Anfim, also our current ROCA bishop of Bessarabia, is a descendant of the Bessarabian Bulgarians and is warmly attached to the Bulgarian Church (i.e. the Bulgarian Old Calendar Orthodox Church). 

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