14428Re: Associated Press Reports on Documents
- Jul 1, 2005Dear Father John, bless.
You write: "Are you saying that any of the Russian monasteries do
have swimming pools?"
Please see below.
Ecumenical News International (ENI)
Mushrooms and French soup are a feast fit for a patriarch
Warsaw (ENI). The head of Russia's Orthodox church has revealed that
he likes picking mushrooms and eating French onion soup, but he
dislikes mobile cell phones, and avoids carrying one himself.
"I'm a mushroom collector - it's my real hobby," said Patriarch
Alexei II in an interview with Russia's Gazieta daily newspaper,
saying he had also developed a yearning for onion soup while staying
in Paris four decades ago.
In the interview published on 3 May, the 76-year-old patriarch said
he preferred his country seat outside Moscow, with its library,
running track and swimming pool, to his official city-centre
residence. He added that he had been advised by doctors to take "at
least 8000 steps daily".
--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "Fr. John R. Shaw"
> Vladimir Kozyreff wrote:disputed.
> > The apostolic succession of the present "MP" is at least
> > The true MP was destroyed by Stalin and ceased to exist. Later, aelse?)
> > false one was created by Stalin, which claimed (logically, how
> > to be the continuation of the true MP. The true MP was our motherthe Moscow
> > Church, not the present, false MP.
> JRS: Who consecrated Metropolitan Sergius and the other bishops of
> Patriarchate?mind: not the declarations
> When we speak of "apostolic succession", this is what we have in
> or statements made by bishops, but by the fact that they wereconsecrated by other bishops,
> and that those bishops in turn were consecrated by others, in asuccession going back to the
> > You write"If the Patriarchate itself had no authority whatever,
> > could hardly invalidate anything: not even the statements oflife
> > Metropolitan Sergius".
> > The "Patriarch" is not requested to exert any authority, but to
> > acknowledge his not being a patriarch, to disappear from public
> > and to abandon his false pretences.to.
> JRS: He has not done that, nor has our Church Abroad ever asked him
>any "validation" or "invalidation" from the
> However, if, as in your previous posting, you derive
> official statements of the Moscow Patriarchate -- then you do giveit some recognition.
> > He would be well inspired to
> > retire in a monastery without a swimming pool.
> JRS: Are you saying that any of the Russian monasteries do have
> In Christ
> Fr. John R. Shaw
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