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


15 July 2011

Their Hearts Shall Live Forever

Website Review
updated 3/1/13

The website owner does not identify himself or his jurisdiction.

This is a world orthodox blog, at the higher end of the spectrum of world orthodoxy.  Also I'd describe it as "neo-Platina".   And it is pretty obvious [to me] the site owner is pro-union, even though there is nothing political on the blog.

So, there is good mixed in with bad.  One example of the bad is the unsober acceptance and promotion of the pseudo-elder Sophrony.   Another example is the blind trust of RocorMP Metropolitan Hilarion who many believe is a KGB agent [I'm one who believes thus].

There is nothing of value in here that can't be found in a safer place.  Traces of Fr. Seraphim's presence remain in Platina, but his spirit is gone from there.  Fr. Seraphim's true spirit is preserved in the early issues of The Orthodox Word magazine that he labored so hard to give to us.   Platina wishes to cover-up Fr. Seraphim's true spirit, which is why the magazines are not easily available to us today.   

I notice that the hopeful link on this blog to The Orthodox Word magazines is still dead – ever since my first review which was 3/31/11, nearly 2 years ago...