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


24 May 2015


website review

This is an anti-Ephraimite website run by world-orthodox new calendar Greeks, under the Ecumenical Patriarchate (Bartholomew) as is elder Ephraim.

Reader Daniel made some comments here:

There is a problem with the world-orthodox websites that try to expose Ephraim as a pseudo elder.

 They shoot themselves in the foot with their world-orthodox ideas. An obvious case is the issue of the toll houses. They should just leave it alone. GoTruthReform also makes this mistake. By denying the toll houses they lose credibility with possible supporters. Accusing Ephraim of using fear of the toll houses to manipulate victims is unnecessary, because Ephraim abuses Orthodoxy in plenty of other ways that don't involve a controversial issue. The instant the toll houses are mentioned, suddenly the subject changes from Ephraim's abuse to whether the toll houses are real or not. The illogic goes that if the toll houses are real, then Ephraim is justified.

Ephraim happens to be right about the toll houses. He is also right to baptize Roman Catholics who convert to Orthodoxy. But being right about these things does not change the fact that he is running a cult.  The controversial issues need to be set aside. They are stumbling blocks that make it nearly impossible for a world-orthodox group to prevail against Ephraimites.

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