I like my OCA. It is not strict and it is
compassionate to every religion. It does not
anathemise anyone. Everyone has free will and let
everyone love God and praise God the way they wish.
So HOCNA left. Why beat the dead horse, Fr. John and
I have not seen so much hate from the priests and
people of ROCA(L) to any jurisdiction as to HOCNA
From this list I learn that HOCNA wrote anathema
against Ecumenism in 1983 and the bishops accidently
signed it. But the same bishops reinstated the same
Anathema in 1998 when HOCNA was not with them, why did
they do this, Fr. John?
HOCNA would have been against union with MP, and I
notice the ROCOR(L) priests on this list wanted union
with MP. Archb. Anthony of Geneva in his letters to
Metr. Vitaly in 1986 pointed out that HOCNA needed to
be disposed off.
So, HOCNA left and your bishops were happy. So let
bygones be bygones. Why the slander. Our Saviour is
slandered to this day and He was judged and FOUND
--- "Fr. John R. Shaw" <vrevjrs@...
> Michael Nikitin wrote:
> > Attention Russian Readers.
> > Interesting site out of Russia:
> > �� ����� ������������ ������� ���������� (+1993)
> > (������� "�������� �������� ���������� ������")
> > There are two personal letters of Archbishop
> Anthony of Geneva to
> > Metropolitant Vitaly. The letters express a
> strong feeling against
> > "troublesome Greeks" in ROCOR - a feeling probably
> supported by many
> > ROCOR's hierarchs at the time.
> JRS: There was certainly a general feeling of
> disapproval of the
> way "the troublesome Greeks" [i.e. HTM and
> associated communities] were
> carrying on in our Church.
> I would also say that it was *far* from confined to
> the hierarchy.
> Prior to the repose of Metropolitan Philaret, the
> view was spreading
> more and more, that "the Greeks" were simply taking
> over the Church
> Abroad. Many people were becoming quite concerned
> about the situation.
> However, it would be completely false to claim on
> that basis,
> that "therefore" the former archimandrite
> Panteleimon was confronted
> with some 20 persons, witnessing to improper
> behavior on his part
> towards them.
> No one forced any of the "Greeks and their friends"
> to leave ROCOR. On
> the contrary, there was an initial plan that *only*
> the "Elder" would
> retire, to a monastery somewhere in Greece, and that
> everything else
> would continue as it had been, under a new abbot of
> It was the group that now consitutes HOCNA, that
> decided to leave, and
> through its own inner discipline persuaded the
> jurisdiction to depart with them.
> In Christ
> Fr. John R. Shaw
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