19091Re: ROCOR and Moscow Orthodox Mother Church joining together,
- Feb 2, 2007--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "johnswensen12" <johnswensen12@...>
> I have a friend in the Russian Church Abroad who told me that theJRS: What you quote your friend as saying, is simply misinformation.
> Moscow Patriarchate was "in Communion with the Roman Catholic Church"
> ... How should i respond to my friend who
> thinks that our Church is making a tragic mistake in joining with the
> MP for this and other reasons?
It may be that some priests admit non-Orthodox to communion (but with large
congregations, non-Orthodox who know how to behave may simply not be spotted).
That some Russian clergy, including even old-time ROCOR clergy, could tell their
parishioners it was permissible to communicate in Roman Catholic or other churches, is a
There are far too many ROCOR laity who also believe that "God is the same for everybody",
and therefore smile upon their children marrying non-Orthodox and raising their posterity
outside the Church.
But, when people say that, one can also remind them that "Satan is also the same for
> --- In email@example.com, "weaver322001" <weaver32@>JRS: If you look in the dictionary, you will find that there is no such word as
> > churches including the church of Rome, anotherwards ...
It's a misspelling for "in other words".
Fr. John R. Shaw
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