13733RE: [orthodox-synod] Re: Documents Concerning the HOCNA Separation?
- Mar 2, 2005No Fr. John. The synod of bishops published an anathema to
be appended to the service for those who have gone astray,
sung on the Sunday of Orthodoxy. You know that well and I am
sure you have a copy of it. It wasn't just a "hearing" of a
report or suggestion of Vladika Afannassy. Why would you
suggest such an obvious misrepresentation? I have noticed
that often when arguments find no substantive response, we
frequently hear bits and pieces of nonsensical "infobytes"
that may or may not be true, bearing no relation to the
Fr. John, let me ask. Are you saying that the anathema was
wrong and should be rescinded? Are you saying that what is
states represents a falsehood? If not, then why are you
attempting to make strides in discrediting it? Just curious.
Fr. Alexis Duncan
Joy of All Who Sorrow Russian Orthodox Church
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
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