July 17, 2013

From the letter of Bishop Juvenaly of Tula and Odoevo to Holy Patriarch Tikhon the Confessor

November 6, 1920

"From my numerous talks with them [i.e. leaders of the Athonite Fathers living in exile in Moscow: Abbot David of St. Andrews Skete, monks Iriney, Peter and Manasses of St. Panteleimon’s Monastery] and having been  acquainted with them for over five months, I was fully convinced in their Orthodoxy, and I have not noticed anything heretical in their reasoning. With your blessing, I even sent monk Iriney to Your Holiness [i.e. to Patriarch Tikhon] for a personal interview, and as you told me, neither did Your Holiness find anything heretical in him."

The Athonite debate over the Name of God and its consequent fate Hegumen Andronik (Trubachev) Pravoslavnaya Beseda, #4 (2000) 39.