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13731RE: [orthodox-synod] Re: Documents Concerning the HOCNA Separation?

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  • Fr. John R. Shaw
    Mar 2, 2005
      Fr. Alexis Duncan wrote:

      > At best only a local "measure" of a local church? That seems
      > to be somewhat twisted logic.

      JRS: Are you saying that then-Archbishop Vitaly, when he wrote in 1984 that it was only a
      local measure, was offering "twisted logic"?

      > An anathema isn't a "measure";

      JRS: Perhaps it was a mistake to represent this as an anathema. The bishops, after all, did not
      really hurl any anathemas; they simply heard Vl. Afanassy say in his speech that "we ought to
      include the ecumenists and modernists among those anathematized in the Sunday of
      Orthodoxy service".

      In Christ
      Fr. John R. Shaw
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