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16409Re: [orthodox-synod] Re: What the ROCOR-bashers want

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  • frvictor@comcast.net
    Apr 9, 2006
      This is the first time I ever heard of this. The only question as far as I read is the confirmation of the First Hieararch, as far I as know. I am sure this will be made clear by the report of our commission at the sobor.
      Priest Victor Boldewskul

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      From: "Fr. John R. Shaw" <vrevjrs@...>

      > Rd. Constantine wrote:
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      > > after the union the MP will have to approve ROCOR's bishops... I
      > > would assume that means that the MP will have to give its approval for
      > > all current ROCOR bishops and its approval for those subsequently
      > > elected to the ROCOR episcopacy.
      > >
      > > Which is it? A simple answer, please.
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      > JRS: If there is ecclesiastical reconciliation at the present time, clearly that
      > would involve
      > recognition of all ROCOR bishops by the MP, and of all MP bishops by ROCOR.
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      > However, in the future, it would appear that bishops-elect would first be
      > approved as
      > Orthodox in faith and canonically acceptable, by the Patriarchate.
      >
      > In Christ
      > Fr. John R. Shaw
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