... Yeah, ain t that the truth. And, it looks like the appropriate authorities are already well aware of the uh, um, interesting artwork, but don t find itMessage 1 of 6 , Jan 15, 2002View Source--- In orthodox-synod@y..., stnephon@a... wrote:
> well i think youll have to have very very deep breath thenYeah, ain't that the truth. And, it looks like the 'appropriate
authorities' are already well aware of the uh, um, 'interesting
artwork,' but don't find it a problem. There's been quite a go around
on Orthodox Forum about this. I was castigated as having a heart of
stone by a monk whom I assume is in the OCA for criticising the, uh,
um, 'interesting artwork,' but did find out that Metropolitan
Theodosius is directly over New Skete; he has been there since the, uh,
um, 'interesting artwork' was done, that he loves the place, and that
the new Skete people love him. And, that if I had a heart of flesh,
instead of a heart of stone, I'd love them, too, and, should be like
Metropolitan Theodosius, who apparently has no problem at all with the
uh, um, 'interestng artwork.' You know, crazy me, I thought I wouldn't
learn anything on these lists! I posted on the Indiana list asking
Bishop Tikhon to comment on the uh, um, 'interesting artwork;' that
should be, uh, um, 'interesting' in itself if he deigns to answer! Oh
well-they'll never break, never break, never break, never break this
heart of stone, no no, this heart of stone.
Am I missing something? Surely this is all pretty simple. Either they ARE Orthodox (pre-split or modern) saints, or they are NOT, no matter how much we mayMessage 1 of 6 , Jan 16, 2002View SourceAm I missing something? Surely this is all pretty simple. Either they ARE
Orthodox (pre-split or modern) saints, or they are NOT, no matter how much we
may admire Mother Teresa or Dorothy Day. If they are NOT, then these are
clearly just pictures, and not icons, and should not be given the same status
in their placement as Orthodox icons. (I have, by the way, recently seen this
in person.) I think too, it is confusing to some Orthodox and others, who
would naturally assume by this that they should offer the same reverence to
these non-Orthodox "icons" as they do to Orthodox saints. But, that is the
nature of Uniatism- a confusing mix. New Skete, I fear, is only a breath away
from their Uniate roots. However, they do produce superior hams, dog training
books, and cheesecakes!
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