14415Re: Associated Press Reports on Documents
- Jul 1, 2005Dear Father Alexander, bless.
If they believe what they say, the MP hierarchs should immediately
The supposedly admirable text says:
"do not express the true voice of the Church of Christ (and) are
deemed no longer valid".
instead of saying:
· "has never expressed the voice of the true Church of Christ,
· and has never been valid
As a consequence,
· it invalidates the supposed canonicity of the supposed Church
that was organised according to that declaration,
· invalidates the supposed legitimacy of all the supposed
hierarchs that were ever appointed in the framework of that false
· invalidates the supposed canonicity of the presently
supposed "Patriarcate of Moscow"
--- In email@example.com, "Fr. Alexander Lebedeff"
> From the AP Newswire:reunion with
> Russian Orthodoxy disavows Soviet-era document in step toward
> foreign churchera
> MOSCOW (AP) - The Russian Orthodox Church has disavowed a Soviet-
> declaration of loyalty to the Communist government, a step thatcould help
> bring reunion with an emigre church that has been separate since1920.
> The New York-based Russian Orthodox Church Outside Russia severed
> with the Moscow-based church after Patriarch Sergiy issued theloyalty
> declaration in 1927.from
> The Moscow Patriarchate has said Sergiy did this to save the church
> ruin, but a new document on its Web site says the declaration wasamong
> documents that "do not express the true voice of the Church ofChrist (and)
> are deemed no longer valid."the Moscow
> The Web site presented several documents drafted by delegates of
> Patriarchate and the foreign church and approved by theirrespective synods.
>after a 2003
> The two churches set up working groups on reunification issues
> visit to Russia by three archbishops of the foreign church and a2004 visit
> by its head, Metropolitan Laurus.Moscow
> The documents went further than ever before toward apology by the
> Patriarchate for Soviet-era compromises with the state.facilitated
> "Some clergymen and laypersons, trampling upon divine truth,
> the persecutors in their actions directed toward the destruction ofthe
> church," said a posted document. "Such actions cannot under anycondemnation."
> circumstances be permitted and justified: they deserve all
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