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5765Re: Letter to pope.

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  • ptomac_belgorod
    Apr 1, 2002
      I agree with this.
      To wish evil on another really isn't what we stand for. Lent is
      suppose to be a time of forgiveness and understanding.
      For anyone to go out and do otherwise isn't right.
      I guess it all comes down to the fact about how many times did Christ
      command us to turn the other cheek? Or the story of the prodigal son?
      I cannot see this as anything more than that and by no means a


      Gerry Thomas
      Drayton Valley, Alberta

      --- In orthodox-synod@y..., Hristofor <hristofor@m...> wrote:
      > Hmm. In his sermon on the Triumph of Orthodoxy, our ROCA parish
      priest told
      > us that we had to pray for our enemies. I assumed that to include
      > Orthodox and heterodox.
      > What sin did the Patriarch possibly commit by sending a harmless
      > Greeting to the Pope of Rome? After all that Rome has done to both
      > Russian Orthodox Church and the Church as a whole, it would seem
      that a
      > greeting sent by the Patriarch would be an act of humility. (Of
      course, if
      > he has some ulterior motives, it would then be hypocritical, though
      we are
      > not privy to the Patriarch's thoughts...)
      > Hristofor
      > At 06:34 PM 3/31/2002, you wrote:
      > >Here is a letter to pope of Rome from Mr. Ridiger.
      > > Subdeacon Kirill
      > >P.S. Sorry for clumsy translation, didn't have much
      > >time to play with. If anyone is interested to make a
      > >better translation and publish it on a list here is a
      > >link to the original site:
      > >http://www.ntvru.com/religy/30Mar2002/pasha.html
      > >
      > >The patriarch Moscow and all Russia Alexii II has
      > >directed to Pope John Paul II congratulations on a
      > >holiday of Easter. " Christ is Risen! " - with such
      > >words the primate Russian Orthodox Church has
      > >addressed to Pope John Paul II in the message which
      > >was transferred to "Interfax". " Over the reverential
      > >trembling and exulting praying before a secret of
      > >Revival is triumphed nowadays by Church of Christ the
      > >Sacred Easter ", - is spoken in the telegram of the
      > >Patriarch. " Death! Where your sting? A hell! Where
      > >your victory? " - the Allmighty God has reminded
      > >Alexii II words of prophet Osia, having expressed
      > >hope, that, according to apostle Paul, " resurrect us
      > >by Thou Power"." These joyful days, with love and
      > >easter kiss congratulating you, - writes, addressing
      > >to to Pope, the Patriarch, - from the bottom of the
      > >heart always I wish you to be pleased, incessantly to
      > >pray, for all to thank and invariable to stay in
      > >unfading light of Revival of Christ. Yes will keep and
      > >God will strengthen you, increasing greatly your
      > >forces, on much and good summers(years)! "
      > >
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