10192Re: ROCA-ROCOR members in Moscow (Official)
- Feb 12, 2004Dear Vladimir,
I don't want to get too involved with this discussion, as my own
knowledge of 'facts' is limited, and, on the eve of the Great fast, i
I am wont to get into argument. But one thing I, and most Synod
(Cathedral) people who know the Holodny family, am aware of is that
Fr. Peter is REGULARLY in Moscow. At one point, his entire family
(wife and three lovely children) took residence there, and, though
they decided not to stay for the childrens' sake, he may well still
own a home there.
However, his Moscow presence was NOT at ROCOR's behest, but a
requirement of business connected with his financial services
industry job. (Unfortunately, despite ideas that ROCOR is "rich,"
many and perhaps most of our Priests do have to take earthly jobs to
support their families.)
Hence, I suspect that there is a simple answer to the following
question which you posed:
> What is the reason why Father Peter Kholodny, explicitly named asthe
> the "ROCOR's treasurer" went to Moscow at such an early stage of
> union's process? One would have expected that the Synod's treasurerI am CONFIDENT that Fr. Peter happened to be in Moscow at the time,
> would have had nothing to discuss with the MP, unless financial
> matters were on the agenda.
for OTHER reasons, and joined in, being that "his own" fellow ROCOR
clergy were in town (despite slanderous comments on this list to the
contrary, it is a RARITY for him to be among his own in Moscow, and I
am sure he was happy to see everyone, especially Vl. Hilarion, who
was at one time his ruling Bishop in NY...).
By the way, the press release you quote explicitly states that Father
Peter is treasurer of the Synod of Bishops, NOT of "ROCOR". There IS
a difference! And the press releadr was issued by the MP, and I think
they got it wrong. As far as I know (and I checked a year-old edition
of the ROCOR "spisok"), O. Petr is the treasurer of the NY DIOCESE
(and I believe of the Synod CATHEDRAL), but not of "the" Synod
I fear you are too ready to find fault and are anxiously over-
suspicious, in this case.
Wishing you peace and a blessed Fast,
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