STOC: Who are they? What is their history?

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

Postby Maria » Sat 29 March 2014 6:09 pm

Does the STOC, which has separated from the STOC-GOC (K) under Bishop Akakije, have an official website?

The blog website does not appear to be the official website of Bishop Akakije.
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Re: STOC: Who are they? What is their history?

Postby Alexander Kuzmin » Tue 1 April 2014 10:07 am

Here is the official website of the Serbian TOC under Bishop Akakios:
http://www.srpskaipc.blogspot.ru/

Its title is: "The Herald of Hierarchial Council of Serbian TOC"

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

Postby Maria » Tue 1 April 2014 5:39 pm

Thank you very much, Sasha, for this valuable information.
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Re: STOC: Who are they? What is their history?

Postby Jean-Serge » Fri 27 November 2015 5:37 pm

The STOC asked to enter in communion with GOC-K in a letter that is available on their website. I missed it yesterday.

http://serbiantrueorthodox.blogspot.fr/ ... .html#more
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Re: STOC: Who are they? What is their history?

Postby Maria » Fri 27 November 2015 8:02 pm

Thank you, Jean-Serge, for posting that link to the English translation on the STOC site.

It is apparent that the two STOC Bishops hope to remain in canonical communion with the GOC-K.


Petition for the Establishment of Canonical Communion between the STOC and the Greek GOC

"....For this offence we humbly beg your forgiveness with the most sincere sorrow and repentance.
Also with sorrow and repentance do we beg forgiveness, with a deep prostration, for all the rough
and hurtful words that we have spoken or published about you. We hope that you will have merciful,
magnanimous, brotherly understanding and condescension towards us....."

Reference: http://serbiantrueorthodox.blogspot.co. ... nical.html

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Report from the trip to Russia of Bishop Akakije to Metropolitan Photios Secretary of the GOC Synod

"..... I think that you should speak with them and explain the stances of the GOC about these matters,
and not let the RTOC form its stance according to the writings of Vladimir Moss and the
stances which Fr. Victor Melehov is pushing...
."

Reference: http://serbiantrueorthodox.blogspot.co. ... ishop.html

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

Postby Matthew » Thu 3 December 2015 7:08 am

Thank you for the information. It is all very disappointing that there no longer seems to be any firmness of confession or clarity of thinking or constancy of conscience in matters of the faith and ecclesiological dogma with the STOC. I hope that they come to a more reliable spiritual state and confession of faith.

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

Postby Maria » Tue 29 November 2016 9:47 pm

Due to some erroneous interpretations of the document from the Serbian Hierarchs to the Holy Synod of the Greek GOC in October of last year (1/16 October 2015) http://serbiantrueorthodox.blogspot.rs/ ... nical.html , we consider it needful to clarify the Petition itself along with our position in regards to this entire matter. Namely, among certain circles both here in Serbia and abroad some assert that we Serbian hierarchs came to the Greek GOC in repentance for causing a schism and supposedly asked that the Greek GOC receive us back into their jurisdiction. The very title of our petition, however, should answer the two questions which are posed in the title of this text. From the title of the petition it is clear that one Local Church is initiating entry into communion with another Local Church. Furthermore, in the text of the Petition itself the word schism is never used.


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To clarify: Bishop Akakije is with the STOC, which is still officially in communion with and part of the RTOC.
Bishop Akakije had previously asked the GOC-K if the STOC could be a Sister Church in communion with Kallinikos much like Met. Agafangel of ROCA, but the GOC-K did not accept his terms. Lesna has now switched to the STOC.
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