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


01 July 2011


Website Review

This is a news blog which tracks the progress of ecumenism in the Orthodox world and the pseudo-orthodox world.

The owner, Joseph Suaiden, is in the Milan Synod.  He describes his NFTU thus:

NFTU (Notes From the Underground) is a volunteer online news reporting service which, since 2004, has dealt with news and information about True (Traditional) Orthodox jurisdictions throughout the world as well as reporting on Ecumenism, the most prevalent and dangerous condemned heresy of the 20th century.

If this were all that it is about, then there would be no problem.  But the owner has a not-so-hidden-anymore agenda.  He believes that all the what-he-calls "True" Churches should unite, and/or that they are united "in spirit" already.  The problem is that he puts ROCA [and ROCA's sister churches] into that same melting pot of the "True" Churches in which he includes his Milan synod also.  This is a form of ecumenism in itself  - a jurisdictional ecumenism -   the desired result of which is to make ROCA appear to be equal with all the schismatic groups and fragments and even with the vigante off-the-map Milan synod.  Just as lumping Orthodoxy in with heterodoxy destroys Orthodoxy, so does lumping the Royal Path in with the super-correct destroy the Royal Path.

The truth is that ROCA has nothing to do with the Milan synod and is not any kind of fragment; but instead ROCA is the sole valid continuation of the ROCOR after the RocorMP union.  This is becoming more and more apparent to many as time goes on.  In the meantime, NFTU & Associates exhibits an exaggerated, unwelcomed, and invasive interest in ROCA and SIR.  Their methods of insinuating themselves are suspiciously similar to KGB tactics [aggressive, bully, dishonest].

We at Remnant Rocor blog advise against getting involved with NFTU because of some bad experiences we have had.  One of our team members, Minas, used to report for NFTU, and had some very unpleasant experiences dealing with the owner of NFTU.   Seven months after Minas resigned he found that he was still listed as a reporter on the NFTU website and asked to have his name removed.  A week later the request had to be repeated and there was a fight where there should have been no problem.  With most Christians there would have been no problem.

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Remnant Rocor blog articles labeled "Jurisdictional Ecumenism"

Remnant Rocor blog articles labeled "Narcissism"
 this post in particular gives an example of Joseph Suaiden's underhanded manipulations