TO CLERGY, MONASTICS, EDITORS OF WEBSITES AND PAGES IN THE INTERNET, MEMBERS OF THE ROAC
The Synod of Bishops of the Russian Orthodox Autonomous Church is compelled to direct your attention to the fact that in the past the Synod of Bishops gave its blessing to the editors of the websites and pages on the Internet to witness to the Gospel Truth.
However, some members of our Church who actively participate on the Internet are preaching not the Truth, but a perverted understanding of Orthodox teachings, contradicting the teachings of the Holy Fathers of the Church and the Local Ecumenical Councils.
To our great regret, the sinful emotions of some the "missionaries" have prevailed over common sense and therefore, the activity of these "zealot theologians" became a great scandal not only to the members of our Church but also for other Christians; not only in Russia but also to those outside her borders who might have united themselves to True Orthodoxy, but now hold back questioning our Orthodox confession.
The Synod of bishops is required for the very last time to remind all members of the ROAC who work on the Internet to dismantle websites and pages created by members of the ROAC with information regarding the subjects: "Rock Music", "The Suicide Club", "The God's Name Cult", "The Name Worshippers" as well as "Romanitas", which harm Orthodoxy and are a source of great scandal.
The Synod of Bishops of the Russian Autonomous Church insistently appeals to the God loving flock to offer repentance to God for their errors. To renounce slander, lies, hatred, malice. To enter the path of Truth, evangelical forgiveness and Christian love. Not to apostatize from the path of Truth and to confess the Orthodox faith in the way required by the Holy Fathers and the Teachers of God's Church.
In cases of persistence in following the path abominable to God of spreading heresy, schism, disobedience and opposition, the Synod of Bishops of the Russian Orthodox Autonomous Church will be forced to SUSPEND clergy from serving and to EXCOMMUNICATE lay people from Holy Communion.
The President of the Synod of Bishops,
+ VALENTIN, Metropolitan of Suzdal and Vladimir,
Members of the Synod of Bishops:
Theodore, Archbishop of Borisovo and Sanino,
Seraphim, Archbishop of Sukhum and Abhasia