Statement of Purpose
The Kindred Apostolic Orthodox Ministries was established in 2011 to help preserve the Word of God and Sacred Tradition passed down to the Church by Jesus Christ and the Apostles. We are not a denomination or so-called “non-denominational” because we recognize there is only one true Apostolic Church. That Church is pre-denominational and Orthodox. The very word “denomination” denotes schism and factionalism. We are a fellowship of Christian traditionalists dedicated to help bring people back to the original faith: the true Orthodox Christian Faith once delivered to the saints. We are canonical Orthodox Christian traditionalists, and do not speak for or represent any particular jurisdiction or diocese, and we realize that the poison of modernism and ecumenism has even infected the more mainstream Orthodox churches and jurisdictions, as it already has the Roman Catholic and Protestant mainstream.
We hold the Nicene Creed of the First Ecumenical Council of AD 325 and clarified at the Second Ecumenical Council of AD 381 as the Standard of Christian Belief:
I believe in one God, Father Almighty, Creator of heaven and earth, and of all things visible and invisible. And in one Lord Jesus Christ, the only-begotten Son of God, begotten of the Father before all ages; Light of Light, true God of true God, begotten, not created, of one essence with the Father through Whom all things were made. Who for us men and for our salvation came down from heaven and was incarnate of the Holy Spirit and the Virgin Mary and became man. He was crucified for us under Pontius Pilate, and suffered and was buried; And He rose on the third day, according to the Scriptures. He ascended into heaven and is seated at the right hand of the Father; And He will come again with glory to judge the living and dead. His kingdom shall have no end. And in the Holy Spirit, the Lord, the Creator of life, Who proceeds from the Father, Who together with the Father and the Son is worshipped and glorified, Who spoke through the prophets. In one, holy, catholic, and apostolic Church. I confess one baptism for the forgiveness of sins. I look for the resurrection of the dead, and the life of the age to come. Amen.
We recognize the Holy Scriptures as the infallible word of God, which is not to be changed or altered. (John 10:35) (2 Timothy 3:16)
We recognize that the Holy Traditions, Sacraments, and doctrines of the Church were established by the apostles and are not to be replaced or ignored. (2 Thessalonians 2:13-15) (1 Timothy 4:16)
We recognize the Church as, not only a house of worship, but as the Temple of the Spirit where those of us on earth (the Church Militant) and those of us in Heaven (the Church Triumphant) gather to form the Ecclesia. (Ephesians 2:19-22) (Ephesians 5:22-33) (Romans 7:4)
We recognize that the traditions and doctrines of the Church, which were established by the apostles, were upheld and defended by the Church Fathers and through the Ecumenical Councils. We believe no one can make doctrine contrary to the Ecumenical Councils, which were inspired by the Holy Spirit.
We celebrate the various cultures that comprise Christendom and seek to preserve them. We recognize the unique and special role that God had granted to the European peoples in the advancement and covenanting of His Church and the Faith all throughout history (Genesis 9:27). Thusly, in accordance to godly concepts of hierarchy, we are Folkish and Clannish with our cultures and celebrate true diversity by realizing that God had made us all different, and that unbridled miscegenation and secular humanistic multiculturalism and globalism – which we like to call “neo-Babelism” – actually aid in the destruction of God’s original Creation in which He proclaimed, “It is good”. (Acts 17:26) (Gen. 1) (Tobit 4:12 LXX)
We recognize that the various nations (“ethnos”) of Christendom are under attack from their own secular governments. We seek to help our Christian brethren separate themselves from these heretical states and rely solely on God and the Church /Ecclesia. (John 15:18-19) (Revelation 18:3-4) (1 John 2:15-16) (2 Corinthians 6)