The Church of the Holy Ascension
Russian Orthodox Old-Rite Church
Старообрадческая Православная Церковь
Vaccine Exemption Letter

Please feel free to download and use this Vaccine Exemption Letter in support of your religious beliefs and the basis for your exemption.


Vaccine FAQ
Vaccine FAQ

What position does our Church hold on mandatory vaccines?

The Russian Orthodox Old Believer Church asserts that COVID-19 vaccines are inadmissible due to the use of aborted human fetal cells during research and development of the mRNA vaccines. The Church denounces abortion as a cardinal sin and cannot justify it even if someone may possibly benefit from the destruction of a conceived human life. This practice implicates the pharmaceutical companies involved in this process, not just for the manufacturing of vaccines produced with aborted fetal cells, but for all vaccines produced by these companies. It is an abomination to our religious beliefs; therefore, we shall never under any circumstances be compelled to receive such a vaccine.

Members of the Russian Orthodox Old Believer faith qualify for this exemption based on the First Amendment of the United States Constitution and 42 U.S. Code § 2000a - Prohibition against discrimination or segregation in places of public accommodation, which states “All persons shall be entitled to the full and equal enjoyment of the goods, services, facilities, privileges, advantages, and accommodations of any place of public accommodation, as defined in this section, without discrimination or segregation on the ground of race, color, religion, or national origin.” Failure to uphold 42 U.S. Code § 2000a may be met with legal action.


What do I have to prove in order to get my religious exemption?

All persons have a right to a religious exemption under USA law if they hold a “sincere religious belief.” You do not need to prove any affiliation with any church or religion. You do not have to provide proof of attendance at any religious services, nor can they ask others to vouch for you.

However, it must be a belief that is sincerely held by the individual. While in normal times religious beliefs are not challenged, in the current climate it is possible that disputes may arise. Both an employer and an employee can use evidence that supports or contradicts their position. You may need to clearly explain why the vaccine violates your sincerely-held religious belief and what accommodations you are seeking.


Who do I submit my request form to?

In addition to using the exemption letter provided above, you may need to ask your employer, business, medical establishment, or school if they have a required form and where that form should be submitted to.


Can my employer/school/government deny my religious exemption?

Not if you seek it based on our sincerely-held religious or ethical/moral beliefs. Do NOT emphasize the science or medicine or politics or state that the pandemic is being used for oppression or that this is part of the New World Order, etc. These may be true but they are not grounds for a religious exemption.


What happens if my employer says no to my religious exemption request?

If your employer says no to your religious exemption request, you may have legal recourse to file with either an administrative body or a court, depending upon the laws of your state. For this reason, you may want to hire an attorney to help with the negotiation process.


Do I need an attorney to help me get my religious exemption?

A letter from an attorney is not necessary. Exemptions are REQUIRED to be approved with reasonable accommodations unless there is a substantial hardship to your employer or school. And the burden of proof is on them to give proof of the hardship.


What if I have taken flu shots in the past?

Even if you have taken vaccines and/or flu shots in the past, you have the right to change your view on taking vaccines. This is especially the case for vaccines that use aborted fetal cells, are manufactured by unethical pharmaceutical companies, mandated by corrupt politicians, injected by doctors who are legally forced to follow “guidelines”, marketed by an untrustworthy media, made up of new and suspect technologies, or have not gone through long-term studies.


Should I get a fake vaccine pass?

Do not get fake vaccine cards or lie about your vaccination status. Speak the truth about rejecting unethical mandates that violate your sincerely-held religious beliefs. If necessary, make them penalize you and discriminate against you. Make them show their true colors.


Should I quit my job?

Do not quit your job! Do not be fooled if your boss says you must resign. Make your boss fire you and do not sign anything or agree to anything that says otherwise.


They told me it’s a federal law.

There is no federal law for vaccines. Neither the CDC, FDA or the President can make a law. Only Congress makes laws. Executive orders are only for the executive branch of government and even then, religious exemptions are required to be accommodated. No health orders, policies, directives, proclamations, strategies, resolutions, rules or regulations are valid or lawful if they violate your rights. Your employer has the obligation and requirement to offer a reasonable accommodation for your religious exemption request.


Can the government mandate vaccines? What if they are approved by the FDA?

No, they can’t. It doesn’t matter if the vaccines are approved or not. You still have authority over your own body. The government is putting pressure on the businesses (and bribing them with millions of dollars) to do their dirty work for them. Can the government require women to have hysterectomies and men to have vasectomies because of the “overpopulation crisis”? That will be next if people don’t stop complying. You have to fight against this medical tyranny.


What does the Bible say?

The tremendous push to mandate the vaccine in all areas of life should be of great concern to all the faithful. Vaccines are now being required for entry into business and the use of essential services. This is becoming a method of controlling the population, much less so than it is for the management of any virus. It is pointing to a future where the great forces governing the world control humanity in service of the anti-Christ. The most powerful tools in the hands of the devil will be vaccines, smartphones, and microchips. It is best to treat these as if they are the mark of the beast and stand up against their use in the control and dominance over humanity. Whether or not these vaccines are the mark of the beast we do yet know for sure, but we do know that there are many similarities between the current state of the world and prophecies described in the Bible and the Book of Revelation.


Revelation 13:17

And that no man might buy or sell, save he that had the mark, or the name of the beast, or the number of his name.


Revelation 16:2

The first angel went and poured out his bowl on the land, and ugly, festering sores broke out on the people who had the mark of the beast and worshiped its image.


Revelation 13:13-14

It performs great signs, even making fire come down from heaven to earth in front of people, and by the signs that it is allowed to work in the presence of the beast it deceives those who dwell on earth, telling them to make an image for the beast that was wounded by the sword and yet lived.


Revelation 13:15

And it was allowed to give breath to the image of the beast, so that the image of the beast might even speak and might cause those who would not worship the image of the beast to be slain.


Revelation 13:18

This calls for wisdom: let the one who has understanding calculate the number of the beast, for it is the number of a man, and his number is 666.


1 Timothy 4:1

Now the Spirit expressly says that in later times some will depart from the faith by devoting themselves to deceitful spirits and teachings of demons.


Matthew 24:4-5

And Jesus answered them, “See that no one leads you astray. For many will come in my name, saying, ‘I am the Christ,’ and they will lead many astray.


2 Thessalonians 2:8

And then the lawless one will be revealed, whom the Lord Jesus will kill with the breath of his mouth and bring to nothing by the appearance of his coming.


2 Thessalonians 2:3-4

Let no one deceive you in any way. For that day will not come, unless the rebellion comes first, and the man of lawlessness is revealed, the son of destruction, who opposes and exalts himself against every so-called god or object of worship, so that he takes his seat in the temple of God, proclaiming himself to be God.


Matthew 24:24

For false christs and false prophets will arise and perform great signs and wonders, so as to lead astray, if possible, even the elect.


Daniel 7:25

He shall speak words against the Most High, and shall wear out the saints of the Most High, and shall think to change the times and the law; and they shall be given into his hand for a time, times, and half a time.


1 John 2:18-19

Children, it is the last hour, and as you have heard that antichrist is coming, so now many antichrists have come. Therefore we know that it is the last hour. They went out from us, but they were not of us; for if they had been of us, they would have continued with us. But they went out, that it might become plain that they all are not of us.


1 John 4:1-3

Beloved, do not believe every spirit, but test the spirits to see whether they are from God, for many false prophets have gone out into the world. By this you know the Spirit of God: every spirit that confesses that Jesus Christ has come in the flesh is from God, and every spirit that does not confess Jesus is not from God. This is the spirit of the antichrist, which you heard was coming and now is in the world already.


What are others reasons why I may want to avoid the vaccine?

  • Vaccination has no guarantee of protection against getting or spreading COVID-19, nor is it known how long immunity will last or what the long-term side effects are. Fully vaccinated people are continuing to catch COVID-19 and landing in the hospital.

  • Pharmaceutical companies have blanket immunity from liability. You are taking a risk of injecting a product that, if it injures you, no matter how negligent a company may be, no matter how sloppy their production may be, no matter how toxic the ingredients they choose, no matter how grievous your injury, you cannot sue that company. These companies, therefore, do not actually have great incentive to make a safe product; and it is tied to a legal system that forces you to take their product. We should not trust products created by an industry that profits off of perpetual sickness and disease, has chronically and willfully lied to the public, falsified data, bribed our medical professionals, knowingly caused harm to people of all ages. Do you think their promotion of vaccine and prescription products is purely altruistic? Look at the opioid crisis, which could have been prevented if not for the greed of the company behind opioids. Look at the doctors who have no choice but to promote these industries as well, otherwise they would be demonized and sued even if they do something they believe is good for the patient.

  • The medical establishment, along with the mainstream media, is falsifying statistics about COVID-19 and under-reporting adverse reactions and deaths caused by the vaccine. Never before in the history of death certificates has our own government changed how deaths are reported. They are now reporting everyone who dies with COVID-19 in their body, as having died of COVID-19, rather than the co-morbidities that actually took their life (heart attack, car accident, etc.). And those that die from the vaccine are reported as having died from "natural causes".

  • Natural immunity is not recognized as a form a protection against the virus, the vaccine is mandated regardless of whether you have antibodies or not. If you've already had COVID-19, you are likely to have natural, life-long immunity, not something likely to wear off in a few months if you get the vaccine. Given that natural immunity has never ultimately failed humanity, why do they not trust it?

  • Every major news media outlet shares at least one board member with a major pharmaceutical company through which they spend billions every year on marketing and advertising their products. The news media, music industry, and movies are influenced and manipulated by the corporate elite.

  • The three biggest financial companies are BlackRock, Vanguard, and State Street through which the global elite use to control 88% percent of the corporations that are currently listed on the S&P 500. If you wonder why Google, Apple, Twitter, Amazon, Microsoft are all in sync when it comes to social policies and political positions, it is because they're controlled by the same global elite. The money printed by the Federal Reserver gets funneled through these entities and passed on to programs that benefit and empower them. They install board members in all major corporations to manipulate decisions affecting all society. Those running the world and their shadow banks have ultimate power over corporations. This is how they take power without being elected into power.

  • There is tremendous corruption in government. Congress receives more money from pharmaceutical companies than any other industry, and there are more pharmaceutical lobbyists in congress than there are members of congress. The FDA gets half of its budget from vaccine companies. The CDC is primarily in the vaccine business. It spends billions in buying, selling, and distribution of vaccines.

  • Society is headed to a police state in which we are sacrificing political liberties like freedom of religion and freedom of speech in exchange for safety and health. A society in which the state guarantees that people will not be troubled by people who believe "destructive things" and things that "make us feel unsafe". COVID-19 has made tyrannical control of humanity not only acceptable, but demanded by those that are duped into believing that government control and tracking is the only way to be safe.

  • You'd think that people would fight against the mask mandates, vaccine mandates, and contract tracing. You’d think that they'd be appalled by this oppression. But, as you can see, that's not the case. They've been made to feel unsafe by the constant barrage of fear mongering through mainstream news and social media. The latest generations are especially vulnerable to this kind of manipulation and propaganda. They've succumbed to this idea that government is here to keep them safe. This is going to continue accelerating as society welcomes more tracking and control so they don't expose themselves to the "dangerous virus" and "the bad people" who oppose such control. Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn famously said that one of the biggest mistakes people make is assuming totalitarianism can't happen in their country. Many American Christians are making that mistake today, sleepwalking through the erosion of our freedoms.

Our job now is to fight against this evil with all our strength. Be prepared for the social pressures to continue to increase, it will become harder and harder to fight against this as everyone else falls in line with the oppressors. We must be willing to embrace the pain and suffering with grace and help from God, to accept the shame and recognize when we've been conned and controlled in the past, and we have to revel in our ability to refuse to conform. It must become a part of who we are as Christians in this fight for our souls.


Thank you and God Bless.