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


23 June 2014

Regarding the Western Rite

As a newcomer to the faith, Fr. Seraphim Rose certainly was aware of St. John's western rite parishes in France.  Very wisely, he ignored it.  Which is what converts to the Faith today should do also.  We can make it into the Heavenly Church without ever stumbling on the western rite just by ignoring it.

The western rite experiments in France were a failure.  Today (2014) this failure is spreading into America via Satan's delight at spreading Orthodox failures.  Today the western rite no longer has any association with the Royal Path Sister Churches, but it is an integral part of the vigante Milan synod – a noisy artificial hybrid of world-orthodoxy + super-correct. 

I can't caution newcomers enough to avoid the influences from outside our Sister Churches.

I can't caution newcomers enough to avoid the influences from outside our Sister Churches.   Your goal is to catch a glimpse of the Heavenly Church so that you know exactly what to aim for in entering the Church (and this is actually the goal of all our earthly Orthodox life).  

The only valid reason for examining the western rite is to see for yourself that it should just be ignored.  Just like Fr. Seraphim ignored it. 

There is no label for western rite articles on the Remnant Rocor blog.  But you can do a Google search of the website:

Google search these terms:
st. john "western rite" site:remnantrocor.blogspot.com

Google search these terms:
"western rite" site:remnantrocor.blogspot.com

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