His Eminence 
The Most Reverend Aftimios Ofiesh.
Orthodox Archbishop of Brooklyn.
Memory Eternal!

"There are two churches, one that is man-made with man-made laws. It is corrupt, false and misleading. It denies the will of the Living God, that reveals itself to the heart of man. It makes slaves and bond-servants of those who choose to obey it. There is another church, the only one for me, for it is the Church of Jesus Christ, imbued with His Spirit, attentive to the Word and Will of God. That is the Church I recognize."

...Abp. Aftimios, in a letter to the Editor of the Syrian World,
June 12, 1933.

The Most Reverend Aftimios (Abdullah) Ofiesh,
Syrian Orthodox Archbishop of Brooklyn, New York 
for the Russian Orthodox Dioceses in North America,
elected on February 2nd (NS), 1927 as the first Primate of 
The Holy Eastern Orthodox Catholic and Apostolic Church 
in North America [sm] which he and seven others 
incorporated in Boston, MA. on Feb. 1st (NS), 1928

"Aftimios Ofiesh. Archbishop of Brooklyn
Oct. 22, 1880 - July 24, 1966
Loved Mercy. Did Justly. Walked Humbly with God."

From the headstone of Abp. Aftimios. See Micah 6:8.

The Church that was established by the Russian Orthodox Synod in North America (Moscow Patriarchate) and headed by Abp. Aftimios continues today. This Church is not in communion with the other Orthodox Churches nor do we seek communion with them after they have harmed this church and stolen our property.  Metropolitan Victor is the present Primate and legitimate successor of Abp. Aftimios.


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