4983Re: [orthodox-synod] RE: Met. Vitaly and the debate of who wrote what
- Jul 3, 2001As I wrote before, a friend of mine visited Vl Vitaly a few days before he
sent his last "forged" epistle. My friend observed that Vl Vitaly was in
perfect health of mind.
Vladyka spoke about the recent events in our Church, announced his epistle
in his conversation, spoke in excellent and distinguished French, with
humour, at the age 91.
From the information that I got in this way, I can confirm Father
Alexander's opinion about the excellent state of mind of Vl Vitaly.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Fr. Alexander Lebedeff" <lebedeff@...>
Sent: Tuesday, July 03, 2001 9:17 PM
Subject: Re: [orthodox-synod] RE: Met. Vitaly and the debate of who wrote
> >I did talk personally with his spiritual son, who
> >called Metropolitan Vitaly to ask if it was his letter
> >and Vladiko confirmed to him that it is. Also, I asked
> >about state of health of Metropolitan Vitaly and he
> >told me that he is completely in his mind but
> >considering his age getting tiered quite often.
> >I do believe that person more then other clergy rumors
> >mongers on a e-mail forums.
> > Best wishes, Subdeacon Kirill
> I believe all rumors about Metropolitan Vitaly's supposedly fragile mental
> state of mind are easy to dispell, since it has now been demonstrated
> at age 91, he has been able to master the complexities of the New
> Orthography and spelling of the Russian language, after having written
> exclusively in the Old Orthography all his life.
> With love in Christ,
> Prot. Alexander Lebedeff
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