4164Re: Bishop Varnava Walls Himself In
- Mar 1, 2001--- In orthodox-synod@y..., intrprtr@p... wrote:
> Your Eminence,...OK
> Most-Eminent Vladyko Metropolitan!
> Venerable Archpastors!
> Beloved Fathers, Brothers and Sisters!
> Therefore, I wall off myself, my clergy, and my flock, from thosewho are
> called bishops, "prior to a conciliar examination" of this newcourse
...meaning, all those mentioned above are only "those who are called
bishops" (but, obviously, in the view of the wall-builder are not -
see the rest of the Canon that is being quoted for detail), being
"false bishops openly preaching heresy renounced by the Councils and
the Holy Fathers" in reality. Quite a remarkable development.
But why? Apparently, because a commission was set up to study the
question of unity of the Russian Church, and a letter to Serbian
Patriarch was writter, assuring him that ROCA is concerned with this
Quite something, really...
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