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Union of Orthodox Citizens twits the Greek clergy of the Holy Land

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  • Bill Samsonoff
    http://www.interfax-religion.com/?act=news&div=4637 05 May 2008, 15:13 The Union of Orthodox Citizens twits the Greek clergy of the Holy Land with the failure
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      05 May 2008, 15:13
      The Union of Orthodox Citizens twits the Greek clergy of the Holy
      Land with the failure to perform their missionary obligations

      Moscow, May 5, Interfax - The Union of Orthodox Citizens thinks
      unfounded accusations of Russians in "nationalism" and "aggressive
      policy" in the Holy Land expressed by Jerusalem Patriarch Theofilus
      III during his meeting with Russian media before Easter.

      "The problem of failure to perform by the Greek clergy of their
      missionary obligations to the Orthodox Arabs and Eastern Christian
      unions correctly stated by the founder of the Russian spiritual
      mission Porfiri Uspensky is still important," said the Head of the
      Moscow department of the Union Kirill Frolov to Interfax-Religion.

      According to Frolov, the answer to the statement by Theofilus III
      that Bishop Porfiri allegedly brought "the poison of racism" to
      Palestine may be "Physician, heal thyself".

      Frolov believes that the words of Jerusalem Patriarch about allegedly
      aggressive policy of Russia in the Middle East allow to make "a sad
      conclusion" that Patriarch "prefers degraded, dependent, and inactive
      but unclouded materially position of the Jerusalem Church under
      unorthodox rule to much more complex and risky but vitally important
      to all people of the Middle East Orthodox mission with an active
      support of the Russian Orthodox state."

      "It is evident that joint activity of all Orthodox churches will make
      such testimony more efficient, but new "porfiri uspenskys" with their
      mission, catechesis, and active position seem only to interfere with
      "a quiet life" of our Greek brothers under unorthodox rule," says Frolov.

      Frolov notes that such psychology "is also distinctive for may
      Orthodox believers in Russia who are trying to discredit the Orthodox
      missionary outreach from allegedly "Orthodox" standpoint."
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