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11510RE: [orthodox-synod] Re: letters to the Synod of Bishops

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  • Sergei Kalfov
    Jun 28, 2004
      Good point, we heard rumor of this letter''s existance here on the west
      coast.

      I'm somewhat curious as to who really did actually and formally agreed to
      sign this letter in the first place?

      Sergei

      _____

      From: boulia_1 [mailto:eledkovsky@...]
      Sent: Monday, 28 June, 2004 19:36
      To: orthodox-synod@yahoogroups.com
      Subject: [orthodox-synod] Re: letters to the Synod of Bishops


      Is it accurate to say that the letter was SIGNED by all those
      clergymen? The version I received stated that they had all attended
      this meeting, but did they all actually SIGN this document?

      --Elizabeth

      --- In orthodox-synod@yahoogroups.com, "George Schidlovsky, Sr"
      <geosffa@i...> wrote:
      > To all ROCOR parishioners:
      >
      > The clergy letter originates from the undersigned (in the clergy
      letter) and
      > is attached here to testify current events in the ROCOR.
      >
      > The laity letter originates from Koltypin,PN, Magerovsky,EG,
      Bagration,IS,
      > and Schidlovsky G..
      >
      > Both letters will be delivered to the Synod of Bishops in San
      Francisco on 5
      > July when the forthcoming meeting of the Synod is scheduled with as
      many
      > signatures as will be received by then.
      >
      > Îáðàùåíèå ìèðÿí ê Àðõèåðåéñêîìó Ñèíîäó ÐÏÖÇ
      >
      >
      >
      > 27-ãî èþëÿ 2004 ã.
      >
      >
      >
      > Ìû, íèæåïîäïèñàâøèåñÿ, îáðàùàåìñÿ ê Âàì ñ íàñòîÿòåëüíîé ïðîñüáîé íå
      > ïðèíèìàòü ðåøåíèé ïî äåëó î ñáëèæåíèè ñ òåïåðåøíåé Ìîñêîâñêîé
      Ïàòðèàðõèåé äî
      > ñîçûâà Âñåçàðóáåæíîãî Ñîáîðà äóõîâåíñòâà è ìèðÿí, ò.ê. ýòîò
      ñóäüáîíîñíûé
      > âîïðîñ ÿâëÿåòñÿ ñàìûì âàæíûì ñî âðåìåíè 1917 ã. è äîëæåí áûòü îáñóæä
      ¸í
      > ïðåäñòàâèòåëÿìè âñåõ ÷àñòåé íàøåé Öåðêâè ñîáîðíî, â öåëÿõ äîñòèæåíèÿ
      > äóõîâíîãî åäèíñòâà. Ýòî åäèíñòâî âîò óæå â òå÷åíèå ìíîãèõ äåñÿòêîâ
      ëåò, ñ
      > Áîæüåé ïîìîùüþ, âåëî è íàïðàâëÿëî íàøó Öåðêîâü ñêâîçü òüìó âñÿêèõ
      èñïûòàíèé
      > è ñîáëàçíîâ íå-Ïðàâîñëàâíîãî è íå- Õðèñòèàíñêîãî õàðàêòåðà.
      >
      >
      >
      > Ñîõðàíÿÿ ñâîþ íåçàâèñèìîñòü â òå÷åíèå 87 ëåò, Ðóññêàÿ
      > Ïðàâîñëàâíàÿ Öåðêîâü Çàãðàíèöåé, â ñâîåé ïîëíîòå, ñî ñâîèìè
      åïèñêîïàìè,
      > äóõîâåíñòâîì è ìèðÿíàìè, ñîõðàíèëà ÷èñòîòó Ïðàâîñëàâíî-
      Õðèñòèàíñêîãî
      > ìèðîâîççðåíèÿ, êîòîðîå, ê ãëóáîêîìó ñîæàëåíèþ, ìíîãèìè öåðêâàìè
      áûëî óòåðÿíî
      > èëè îïîðî÷åíî.
      >
      >
      >
      > Ýòîò âàæíåéøèé, ïîòðÿñàþùèé íàøè ðåëèãèîçíûå äóøè âîïðîñ äîëæåí áûòü
      > ñâîáîäíî è ñîáîðíî ñî âñåõ ñòîðîí îáñóæä¸í íà íàøåì âñåîáùåì,
      Ïîìåñòíîì
      > Öåðêîâíîì Ñîáîðå—àðõèåðåÿìè, äóõîâåíñòâîì è ìèðÿíàìè—òðåìÿ
      ñîñòàâíûìè
      > ÷àñòÿìè âñåõ èñòèíî Ïðàâîñëàâíûõ Öåðêâåé íà áëàãî Ðóññêîé
      Ïðàâîñëàâíîé
      > Öåðêâå. Îòñóòñòâèå êàêîé-ëèáî èç íèõ óíè÷òîæèò òó ïîëíîöåííîñòü
      ðåøåíèé
      > êîòîðàÿ òàê íåîáõîäèìà Ðóññêîé Ïðàâîñëàâíîé Öåðêâå è, âîçìîæíî,
      ðàñøèðèò è
      > óãëóáèò óæå ñóùåñòâóþùèå â ÐÏÖÇ ñåðüåçíûå ðàçíîãëàñèÿ èëè ðàñêîëû.
      >
      >
      >
      > *****
      >
      > An Appeal by the Laity to the Synod of Bishops of the ROCOR
      >
      > 27 July 2004
      >
      >
      >
      > We, the undersigned, respectfully address our Synod of Bishops with
      the
      > insistent request to refrain from adopting any resolutions on the
      subject of
      > unification in any form of our Church with the existing Moscow
      Patriarchate
      > before the convocation of a ROCOR Sobor that would include the
      participation
      > of bishops, priests and laity.
      >
      >
      >
      > This issue is overwhelmingly the most important issue our Church
      has had to
      > face since 1917 and it must be examined "soborno" by
      representatives of all
      > component parts of our Church, with the aim of reaching spiritual
      unity.
      > With God's help, such unity has guided our Church during the course
      of many
      > decades throughout many non-Christian and non-Orthodox ordeals and
      > temptations.
      >
      > Having maintained its independence over 87 years, the Russian
      Orthodox
      > Church outside Russia in its entirety, with its bishops, priests
      and laity
      > has always sought to preserve the purity of Christian Orthodox
      beliefs and
      > practices which most regrettably have too often been lost or
      reduced by many
      > Churches.
      >
      > This profoundly important issue which closely affects our religious
      life
      > must be freely and thoroughly discussed at a forthcoming All-ROCOR
      Local
      > Council (Sobor) by bishops, priests and laity: the three component
      parts of
      > all Orthodox Churches, for the good of the Russian Orthodox
      Church. The
      > absence of one of these component parts of the Church will
      obliterate the
      > full value of the adopted resolutions, a quality that is necessary
      in the
      > Russian Orthodox Church. It may also widen the already existing
      and serious
      > differences of opinion within the ROCOR and lead to a split within
      our
      > Church or even a schism.
      >
      >
      >
      > *****
      >
      > If anyone would like to add his/her name to the laity letter,
      please say so
      > to:
      > geosffa@i... (George Schidlovsky).
      > Thank you.
      > George Schidlovsky
      >
      >
      >
      >
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