Russian True Orthodox Church (Raphaelites)
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True Orthodox Church in Russia (TOCR) is one of the many non-canonical religious dissident organizations headed by Mr. Леонид Семёнович Мотовилов (Leonid Semionovich Motovilov - former Colonel of KGB).
According to some information about the 1996 Raphael (Procopius) entered in the jurisdiction of the "Ukrainian Autocephalous Orthodox Church under Patriarch Dimitri Yarema", where he was ordained "bishop of the Krasnoyarsk"
December 19, 1996 with Adrian (old), Baruch and Sergius (Sarkisov) took part in the coronation in Noginsk "Emperor Nicholas III" The history of the RUSSIAN TRUE ORTHODOX CHURCH begins in 1997, when there was disagreement between the head of RUSSIAN TRUE ORTHODOX CHURCH Iohan, which was part of the Ukrainian Autocephalous Orthodox Church-Patriarchate of Kiev (under the Omophor of Patriarch Demetrios Yarema), and the other bishops.
These differences resulted from the decisions of the Council of Bishops June 26, 1997. Bishop Joan of Modzalevsk was defrocked from the priesthood. The refusal of the Patriarch Demetrios (Yarema) to support the solutions the Council of RUSSIAN TRUE ORTHODOX CHURCH caused the breakdown of communion between the UAOC-KP and RTOC and the creation of an independent jurisdiction of the RUSSIAN TRUE ORTHODOX CHURCH. In the same year, the church accepted a group headed by Raphael (Prokopyev). He was bishop of "we don't know that church".
All previous ordinations of this group were invalid and Raphael was first ordained priest and later a bishop. In September 21, 1997 his re-ordination was attended by "Metropolitan Krutitskii" Ambrose (Katamadzeh), "Archbishop of Dmitrov" Stefan (Linitsky) and "bishop Gaynatsky and Imertinsky" Moses (Hodzhava) as bishop of Volokolamsk.
On February 25, 1998, Moscow hosted the Council of Bishops of the TRUE ORTHODOX CHURCHES, which was attended by Bishops previously separated from the Free Russian Orthodox Church (they were outside of any jurisdiction).
These "bishops" expressed their desire to enter communion with RUSSIAN TRUE ORTHODOX CHURCH, entering into its structure with their dioceses, clergy and congregation. Bishops of the RUSSIAN TRUE ORTHODOX CHURCH accepted them and included both structures in one Holy Synod of the RTOC.
Meanwhile, the Synod of the RUSSIAN TRUE ORTHODOX CHURCH was rocked by growing contradictions. In late 1998, the controversy resulted in a split, and Ambrose was taken out from the Synod, and in January 22, 1999 was defrocked from the priesthood.
After this an alternative synod of the Russian True Orthodox Church was created with Bishop Tikhon and Nazariy. At the same time, the main Synod of RTOC began to receive reports that Bishop Raphael had not fulfilled his promise to align his activities in accordance with the teachings of the church. The Holy Synod considered the possibility to condemn him for heresy. On March 13, 1999 he was removed from office and on November 27 1999 deprived "episcopal" dignity for violation of church canons and training extrasensory. The condemned Bishop Raphael, with Bishop Sergius Moyseenko, created the alternative Synod of the True Orthodox Church in Russia (TOCiR) without any blessing or Tomos from his mother Church. The Russian True Orthodox Church pubblished an anathema to those who received him into the Church Mr. Leonid Semionovich. He was defroked and anathematized for practicing magic, astrology and occultism.
Not recognizing his deposition, “metropolitan” Raphael Leonid Semenovich Motovilov proclaimed himself Metropolitan with the title of "His Beatitude Metropolitan of Moscow, the keeper of the door of the Holy Sepulchre".
In July 2003, organized a "Unity Council of Bishops of the Genuine Orthodox Church in Russia," which resulted in the unification of marginal non canonical formations in the "Free Russian Orthodox Church". The "Primate" of the new uncanonical religious organizations, was elected "Metropolitan of Moscow" Raphael (Procopius) with the title of "Patriarchal Locum Tenens".
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In 2005, he changed his title to "Archbishop of Moscow, Metropolitan of All-Russia".
The decision of the third session of the "Local Council of the True Orthodox Church" from June 24, 2005, was elected First Hierarch of the True Orthodox Church, with the title "His Holiness the Archbishop Metropolitan of Moscow All-Russian." This position claims successions from Nicholas II Motovilova, who was a witness to the life of St. Seraphim of Sarov. In the middle of 2009 the primate changed his name to be referred to as Motovilov. Together with the new title he changed the name to that of his sons - Sergei and Anton.
Now the True Orthodox Church in Russia is in "full communion" with Angelos of Avlona (Greece) and "Metropolitan" John Lobue of New York
On July 12 2011, the "Metropolitan" Raphael enter in full-communion with Metropolitan John (Lobue) of New York, Head of the Autonomous Orthodox Metropolia of North and South America and the British Isles - Holy Synod of Milan and with Metropolitan Angelos of Avlonos Greek Church - TOC Calendar of the Fathers, not telling the truth. - The truth is that Mr. Leonid selfcalled "Metropolitan" Raphael, has not "episcopate" according to the old calendar of the Orthodox Church. Mr. Leonid received the "episcopate" from Patriarcha Dimitrios (Yarema) that it has received it from bishops consecrated by the Patriarch Mstyslav and Anthony (Scherba) of Hierapolis of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA - (Patriarchate of Constantinople) (Demetrios was recived as a priest of the Moscow Patriarchate - Both Bishops were enshrined according with the T.O.C. ecclesiology, in the so-called "segianist" line of Metropolitan Dionysius of Poland and have always received by Ecumenical Patriarch Demetrios and Bartholomew of Constantinople, the Holy Myron . In addition to being void the episcopate of Mr. Leonid (according to the ecclesiology old Calendarist ), he has also been deposed and anathematized in 1999 - The Greek Church of the Old Calendar (Angelos) was hopelessly compromised with a group of self-styled bishops, beyond any logic of Orthodoxy. This line is officializated by Mr. Leonid in his wen site
24 January 2012 Anghelos of Avlonos, withdraw the Tomos of communion with Metropolitan Evloghios from the web site of Raphaelites to be in talks with the Moscow Patriarchate.
On 30 August 2012 Bishop Onofrio, former bishop of the Synod of Milan, comes into full communion with the Raphaelit Angelos of Avlonos, automatically excommunicated according to the sacred canons.
On 2 September 2012, the former Bishop of Bergamo Onofrio, formalizes the union with [Raphaelites]