Dec: For the repentance of those still in power who have sponsored and passed legislation that violates the Law of God, that they might unjustly and unrighteously lord it over the people and dominate those who have been entrusted to their care. Let us pray to the Lord.
All: Kyrie † eleison.
Dec: For the downfall of all governments and the removal from office of all governmental authorities who despise Righteousness and Integrity and that their office be given to the ONLY ONE WHO IS WORTHY, OUR LORD, GOD AND SAVIOR JESUS CHRIST! Let us pray to the Lord.
All: Kyrie † eleison.
ARCHBISHOP JOHN THE WONDERWORKER
THE HOLY TRANSFIGURATION :: A SHORT HOMILY OF ST JOHN THE WONDERWORKER
HISTORY OF THE RUSSIAN ORTHODOX CHURCH ABROAD
by St. John (Maximovich) of Shanghai and San Francisco
HISTORY OF THE RUSSIAN ORTHODOX CHURCH ABROAD by St. John (Maximovich) of Shanghai and San Francisco
WHAT CHRIST WAS PRAYING IN THE GARDEN? :: ARCHBISHOP JOHN THE WONDERWORKER
TOWARDS AN ORTHODOX FRANCE :: A SERMON OF ST JOHN THE WONDERWORKER
ON THE SPIRITUAL REGENERATION OF FRANCE
ORTHODOX FRANCE :: THE HOLY BISHOPS OF VIENNE
THE DECLINE OF THE PATRIARCHATE OF CONSTANTINOPLE
Life and Works of Monseigneur John, [French site] Bishop of Saint-Denis consecrated by the Holy Archbishop Saint John (Maximovitch) of San Francisco in 1964.
"Merciful Lord, Almighty Father, we implore You, through Your Son, our Lord Jesus Christ, in the Holy Spirit the Consoler; make our Orthodox Catholic Church of France to come out of Her isolation, so that She may be recognized by other Churches and that She may enter into perfect communion with the Churches of the Diaspora and the Eastern Patriarchates.
"Enlighten their understanding, breathe into them goodness and love for us, remove that which can bring harm to the union of hearts, and, if we have sinned, and we sin still, help us to not fall into the traps of the demons, and through Your infinite mercy pardon us; for there is not a man who does not sin; You alone are without sin, pardon and cover our failures.
"O Lord our God, One of the Trinity, see the affliction of our heart and, by the power of Your Name, accord us union with all, so that we may glorify You with joy, You, O Three-fold Unity, unto the ages of ages. Amen"
Our Church here in the United States was established in 1984 "under the Omophorion" of His Eminence Monseigneur GERMAIN, Bishop of Saint-Denis, hierarch of the Orthodox Church of France[L'ECOF].
We celebrate the Divine Liturgy of Saint Germanus of Paris 'French Edition'; 'English Edition': the restored "Gallican Liturgy" that was authorized by the Moscow Patriarchate in Western Rite Ukase No. 1250, dated June 23, 1936 which also announced the reception of the ecclesiastical organization of the Western Orthodox parishes. While the restored liturgy can not be declared to be identical to that which was in use in Gaul [ancient France 425 - 900A.D.] and celebrated by our western ancestors, nevertheless, it is as faithful a restoration as is possible when compared with the extant sources currently available.
'La Liturgie Gallicane' in French or 'Gallican liturgy' and its Mozarabic, Celtic and Milanese variations, the roots of which are to be found in the 'Liturgy of Ephesus' brought to Lyons by Saint Irenaeus, disciple of Saint Polycarp who was the disciple of Saint John the Evangelist, used to cover almost all of Christian Europe (England, France, German Rhineland, Belgium, Switzerland, Spain, Portugal, and northern Italy) belong to the family of Western Liturgies, which also includes the Roman liturgy of Central Italy. These liturgies were eventually forced from common usage in the West when unity and uniformity became synonymous, and the Frankish-Latin emperors imposed the Roman liturgy upon the Churches in the West as detailed in the writings of Rev. Fr. Ioannis S. Romanides, (1927-2001).
QUESTION: Why the Western Orthodox Church or more precisely the Orthodox Church of the West, when the Eastern Orthodox Church (Orthodox Church of the East) already exists? This question is legitimate and is one that we believe is satisfactorily answered here:
TOWARDS AN ECCLESIOLOGY FOR THE WEST - An Apologia by Monseigneur GERMAIN, Bishop of Saint-Denis!
THE QUESTION OF CANONICITY: Recently we have received a number of queries regarding this matter. We hope that the information presented below will be of interest and assistance in providing an interpretation of the canon(s) and the Orthodox traditional understanding with regard to this question.
A: CANONICITY versus Non-recognition!
The canonical Calvary of the Orthodox Church of France from the work of Hieromonk Conrad - Saturday, October 9, 2010
CONSEIL DES EVEQUES ORTHODOXES D¡¦EUROPE
Part One: Canonical Restoration
Part Two: Canonical Situation
ON THE QUESTION OF WESTERN ORTHODOXY: Letter from Patriarch Sergii of Moscow to Vladimir N. Lossky
APOLOGIA FOR WESTERN ORTHODOXY by Vladimir Lossky in English
THE ORTHODOX WESTERN RITE
THE WESTERN RITE AND THE EASTERN CHURCH - J.J. Overbeck and his outline for the reestablishment of the Orthodox Church in the West:
THE WESTERN RITE AND THE EASTERN CHURCH - J.J. Overbeck and his outline for the reestablishment of the Orthodox Church in the West:by the Rev'd David F. Abramtsov
SOME NOTES ON THE HISTORY AND LITURGICAL PRACTICE OF THE ORTHODOX CHURCH OF FRANCE: by Fr. Francis DesMarais
We are pleased to offer this link to a German-Language site on Western Orthodoxy.
We are pleased to offer this link to: Vicariato Jean de Saint-Denis, Buenos Aires
When visiting those sites which are not in English, we offer you this translation site to assist you:
We are Orthodox Christians whose ancestors are from the West - ancient Gallia-Gaul/France, Iberia-Spain, Hibernia-Ireland, Britannia-England,
Germania-Germany, etc., who have discovered the One True Faith of JESUS CHRIST as lived and taught in the (undivided) One, Holy, Catholic, and Apostolic Church. We have re-discovered the heritage of this Ancient Church of the West which fell asleep in the tenth century and we desire to share this with you.
And should the Holy Spirit set you on a pilgrimage to (re-)discover the fullness of the Faith, "...which was once for all delivered to the saints" [Jude 1:3], perhaps you will be open to His promptings and allow Him to guide your steps should He even lead you in this direction.
On Frequent Communion by Hieromonk (Staretz) Arsenius
N.B. The background color is keyed to our liturgical cycle: White/Silver/Gold - Nativity & Pascha; Green - Epiphanytide & Pentecost; Violet - Septuagesima, Sexagesima, Quinquagesima, Quadragesima (Great Lent), Passiontide; Dark Blue - Advent (Nativity Lent); Rose - Laetare and Gaudete Sundays; Red - Special Feastdays (Pentecost Sunday, Lazarus Saturday, Feasts of Martyrs, et.al.); Black - Great and Holy Friday.
So, while our Home Page and linked pages are under construction, we invite you to visit often and travel with us on an exciting journey, as we continue to "re-discover" our Western Orthodox Heritage!!
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