The above warning was given to me when I first met Orthodoxy in 1986. Today [2009] it is even more perilous, even more difficult to find the Royal Path. For one thing there is a far greater abundance of misinformation. And many materials are missing, and other materials are being rapidly rewritten. For another thing there are fewer than ever guides remaining on the Royal Path, especially who speak English. Hopefully this website will be a place where Newcomers to the Faith can keep at least one foot on solid ground, while they are "exploring."

blog owner: Joanna Higginbotham


jurisdiction: ROCA under Vladyka Agafangel

who did not submit to the RocorMP union in 2007


27 May 2005


Website Review

This blog is neither world Orthodox nor super-correct.  The blog owner says he is a priest of ROCIA.  That jurisdiction is considered uncanonical by all.  It is kinda "off the map."   And, as you can see by this blog, it's members can be very "off the wall."

We don't have to look very far into this blog to see Satan's handiwork.  On the first page, the homepage, at the top left there is a peace symbol mixed with a cross. And on the top right there is a quote from the twisted philosophy of the heretic Nicholas Berdyaev.

Evil could not exist if Good did not exist first.  For there to be a lie, first there has to be a truth that can be twisted into a lie.  Sometimes Satan is sneaky about it.  Other times, not so sneaky.  But Satan's way is to mix good and evil, knowing that humans, who are basically good, can be enticed into evil more easily if it is mixed with good.   The resulting confusion is an indication of Satan's presence.

Here the peace symbol is mixed with the symbol of the Cross.   The peace symbol is an inverted broken cross which was put in a circle and has multi-level meanings as do many symbols.  One meaning is that there will be peace on earth after Christianity is abolished. 

The next mixture of evil with good is in the quote:

«There is absolute truth in anarchism 
and it is to be seen in its attitude
 to the sovereignty of the state 
and to every form of state absolutism.... 
The religious truth of anarchism consists in this,
 that power over man is bound up with sin and evil,
 that a state of perfection is a state 
where there is no power of man over man, 
that is to say, anarchy. 
The Kingdom of God is freedom 
and the absence of such power... 
the Kingdom of God is anarchy.»

It is true that we obtain true freedom when sin has no power over us.  But it is twisted to say that we have freedom when man has no power over us.  This is a lawlessness that is only equated with freedom in Satan's mind.  Clearly God's Church is hierarchial and so is God's creation hierarchial.  In the Church we have bishops, priests, deacons.  In the world God anointed His earthly kings and set them as rulers of nations.  Christ told Herod that his authority over men was given by God.  In heaven the angels also have a rank - there are nine orders of angels.  And we are told in the Bible to obey the laws of the land.

Orthodox Christians will find this blog repulsive.  If someone finds that they have a certain "attraction" to it, the remedy is to abstain, deny the impulse, deny the curiosity, and turn to focusing on the Holy Fathers writings and Lives of Saints, and pray for help to be delivered from evil.