14419Re: [orthodox-synod] Re: Associated Press Reports on Documents
- Jul 1, 2005Vladimir Kozyreff wrote:
> As a consequence,JRS: The Moscow Patriarchate was not "organized according to the declaration" of
> · it invalidates the supposed canonicity of the supposed Church
> that was organised according to that declaration,
Metropolitan Sergius was the administrator of the Moscow Patriarchate, which already
He issued the declaration, under obvious pressure from the Bolsheviks, but no "new church"
was organized on the basis of that document.
> · invalidates the supposed legitimacy of all the supposedJRS: However, if you say that any statement or decision by the current Moscow Patriarchate
> hierarchs that were ever appointed in the framework of that false
"invalidates" anything at all, you are granting a certain recognition to the Patriarchate, as
having some sort of a lawful voice.
If the Patriarchate itself had no authority whatever, it could hardly invalidate anything: not
even the statements of Metropolitan Sergius.
Fr. John R. Shaw
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