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


12 September 2011

Dr. Kalomiros

on March 12, 2011 Remnant Rocor blog received this anonymous comment:

"In your Royal Path blog you say that Dr. Kalomiros is not safe, then you quote from him on your side bar?  How can I believe you?" 

Action taken:
√  The quote of Dr. Kalomiros has been removed today [September 12, 2011] from the sidebar.  Here is what the quote was:

"In the last days all will claim to be Orthodox Christians, and that Orthodoxy is as they understand it to be. But in spite of all this, those who have a pure heart and a mind enlightened by divine grace will recognize the Orthodox Church despite the apparent divisions and utter lack of external splendor. They will gather around the true priests, and they will become the pillars of the Church."  --Alexander Kalomiros

The words of the quote are true.  However. The anonymous commentator is right that I should not quote Kalomiros and at the same time list him as an unsafe author.

Dr. Kalomiros, first of all, is not a prophet.  In this quote he is merely making an intelligent observation and speculation based on sound Orthodox teachings and prophecies.  Nobody will argue with this quote.  But many will disagree about who is a true priest and who are the pillars.

Dr. Kalomiros is an unsafe author because, even though he might say something good, (such as his book Against False Union), we can't trust his words in many cases.  Nobody is right all the time.  Nobody is wrong all the time.  Dr. Kalomiros, despite his intelligence, is not to be trusted as a teacher because he does not recognize a very deep and basic teaching from the foundation of our Holy Faith.  To be specific:  Dr. Kalomiros is an Orthodox evolutionist, and he died outside the Church.

To read more about this, and to see the letter that Fr. Seraphim Rose wrote to Dr. Kalomiros about evolution:

His disobedient ideas about the soul after death and evolution were outside the Church, and he ended up also outside the Church, dying with his ideas.
This biography is found on a world Orthodox website:

Also see this about his heretical idea: River of Fire:


Kalomiros, Alexander

Alexander KalomirosΑλέξανδρος Καλόμοιρος (1931 - 1990) - Greek modern theologian, representative of " moral monism ", supporter of evolutionary teachings.
He studied medicine in Geneva. All my life I was a medical practitioner.
He belonged to the Church of the Ecumenical Patriarchate, but later transferred to one of the old-style jurisdictions (Archbishop Auxentius) due to the ecumenical activity of Patriarch Athenagoras. In 1964 he published the book “Against False Unity”.
Published in various Greek publications, in particular, in the Orthodox weekly Orthodoxos Typos. A.K. led meetings in his house, which studied Ladder, Kindness, and especially the creations of St. Simeon the New Theologian.
A.K. He gave public lectures in Thessaloniki from 1974-1975. His appearances against the icon of the New Testament Trinity led to a break with the archbishop. Auxentius. He founded his acnephalic community (without a priest and bishop), where he acted as a “teacher”. This community was soon accepted into the ROCOR. The parish published its Epignos newspaper, popular in Greece. A.K.published under his editorship the almanac "Roots" (Oi Rizes).
In the USA in 1980, A.K. gave lectures, subsequently published under the title "River of Fire", where he outlined his doctrine of salvation close to that of Metropolitan. Anthony (Khrapovitsky). At the insistence of the archbishop. Vitaly (Ustinova) (ROCOR) the book was translated into Russian and French and published. In 1981, he gave lectures on evolution, which provoked protests from Fr. Seraphim (Rose), as they favored evolutionary theory.
In 1986, the ROCA indicated to the community of A.K. that it should join the archdiocese of old-style jurisdiction. Chrysostom. The community, led by AK, refused to do this, preferring to do without a bishop at all.
About him:
The main works:
Against False Union (1964)
The Touchstone (Syngrima) 1976,
The River of Fire (1980), in 2003 published in Russian by Sardonyx
The Six Dawns (1993)
Ecclesiology. Again about ecclesiology, in 2014, the Narrow Path published by the Commonwealth in Russian