The GOC-K & ROCA
Some months later we had learned that he had, at some point, joined The Autonomous True Orthodox Metropolia Of North And South America And The British Isles-Who-Follow-The-Made-Up- Western-Rite-Because-We-Are-Not-Eastern-However-We-Definitely-Do-Have-Apostolic-Succession-Because-We-Say-So, or something like that. Myself, I just like to call it, The Regurgitated Milan Synod for short.
Help me find Nathan's blog posts that reveal his delusion. I want to give Fr. Gregory a report to show the bishop. I was looking
through the "Orthodox Prophets" blog, then the "Journey To Orthodoxy" blog starting with the most recent post and working back. When I got to Rose-ites* Nathan left a convenient list of related posts at the bottom.
* Roseites, A derogatory label Lewis uses to define anyone who reads and believes the very Orthodox teachings of Fr. Seraphim Rose. He even wrote a long, inaccurate posting about the subject
On 1/21/13, MR. XRISTIDIS <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
Sorry that I haven't had much time to go through all his stuff yet but there's more than enough stuff on both his blogs to show what he is all about. What does he expect by writing to Met. Agathangel, to be appointed church prophet? The man is a nut.
On Mon, Jan 21, 2013 at 2:21 PM, Joanna Higginbotham <
I saw where Nathan answered some of my anti-charismatic posts [whichI hadn't seen before] and he puts words in my mouth and accused me of things untrue. In his "Rose-ites and the Charismatic Gifts" JTO post he says I said he has "incomplete salvation." Actually I say that he has an "incomplete conversion".
MR. XRISTIDIS <email@example.com> wrote:
I think Nathan is a controlling person and he and Fr. Gregory bumped heads, he has stated in his OP blog that "A prophet does not seek nor require the permission or approval of a priest, bishop or king for it is often to such that he is called to speak" I wonder what exactly Nathan put in the letter to Met. Agathangel? He probably pulled a suaidenistic move and reported us too. Again, he is some kind of a nut.
On Mon, Jan 21, 2013 at 3:33 PM, Joanna Higginbotham <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
Whatever Nathan wrote, it will be dismissed when Metropolitan Agathangel understands that Nathan thinks he is a Prophet. Even if what he says has a grain of truth. Fr. (name deleted by me) was alerted last fall, and also Fr. (name deleted by me). I sent Fr. Gregory another copy of the email I got from the GOC"s Fr. (name deleted by me) which indicates the bishop was involved there too
My 3 main points are:
1) Nathan thinks he is a prophet
2) Nathan was a prophet before he entered the Orthodox Church
3) Nathan won't listen to anyone, even a bishop.
Then, 4th, if I can, I wish to show that Nathan wants to bring charismatic gifts into Orthodoxy [ROCA]. But I haven't yet found that "Calling All Prophets" post I saw once...I'm thinking, too, to point out that Nathan says his background is Baptist. But that is misleading. His salient history is the Charismatic.*
*Or I would say the Pentecostal mindset.
I was told this by someone (who wishes to remain nameless) who was there, that the very last time Nathan had attended Fr. Gregory's church...
" He had come to the Nativity vigil, but hadn't come to the liturgy. He handed Fr. Gregory * his proposed letter to the bishop. I suppose as some kind of subtle threat. It was Nativity afternoon with not a word concerning the feast! I overheard the priest tell him he could do nothing with it until his calendar work was over. Nathan informed him that they wouldn't be back until this matter was resolved, to his satisfaction I presumed. Of course this would have been out of the question."
*Fr. Gregory has stated that he is praying for Nathan and his family and asks for prayer on their behalf. He also said that the door is always open for Nathan to return to the Church if he were to repent of his prophet delusion.