15252Re: off topic? Strange question re: bears.
- Oct 4, 2005Dear Matushka,
Bears are not that terrible to orthodox.
One was a friend to St Seraphim of Sarov.
Another one rescued Metropolitan Peter while in exile. He was thrown
out of railway a carriage to freeze to death, while Met Sergius was
Holy martyr St Dorymedon was spared by the bear to which he had been
given by his torturers to be eaten up.
--- In email@example.com, "(matushka) Ann Lardas"
> Recently I gave someone the "Little House" books in which Papashoots
> bear and they use bear grease on traps and the furs for jackets. I
> read a hilarious article by Jean Kerr once about the time that her
> mother told the children in her family they could each invite a
> friend for dinner and served what later turned out to be bear meat.
> And I was wondering, and thought surely someone on this list would
> What did they do, in pre-revolutionary Russia, with the bears and
> wolves that they shot?
> Did human consume the meat? Did pets?
> Is there a canon against eating things that could potentially eat
> These are strange questions, but I thought people on this list were
> more likely to know than anyone else.
> In Christ,
> Matushka Ann Lardas
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