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5895Re: An Interview with Archbishop Mark

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  • stefanvpavlenko
    Jun 12, 2002
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      I stand corrected!

      Actually, I'm sitting at my computer...

      One more time!

      XPICTOC BOCKRECE!
      CHRIST IS RISEN!
      o Stefan P.


      --- In orthodox-synod@y..., "boulia_1" <eledkovsky@h...> wrote:
      > The most highly esteemed and beloved O. Stefan was probably pulling an
      > all-nighter baking prosfora when he posted this.
      >
      > I have deepest respect for the erudite, intelligent, and deeply
      > faithful Vladyka Mark (now 'my' Bishop as I live in Germany)... but
      > if I may respectfully point out to my dearest O. Stefan that what
      > he says are off base comments are really just questions that arise
      > from the interview and biographical sketch of Abp. Mark that's been
      > zipping around cyberspace the last few days.
      >
      > In that piece, it IS mentioned that he was born in Chemnitz (part of
      > the DDR East Germany) but educated in Heidelberg (West Germany) -- the
      > missing link was how he got from east to west, which, by the time
      > Michael Arndt was old enough to be a university student, wasn't easy,
      > what, with the infamous wall and other border tightenings that went on
      > in the early 60s. ...
      >
      > It also says that he had both tried to enter Mt. Athos and had applied
      > to Holy Trinity/St. Sergius Lavra seminary, but after a long wait, was
      > rejected.
      >
      > I think the questions are honest; I don't think they necessarily must
      > be seen as an attack on Vladyka Mark, though it may belie a primitive
      > (fundamentalist) attitude (forgive my judging words!) about how
      > attention to jurisdictional lines constitutes constitutes loyalty to
      > the True Church.
      >
      > I personally think ROCOR is blessed to have such a well-educated
      > leader, having seen much of the world beyond the familiar interior
      > walls of his own house.
      >
      > Respectfully,
      > Elizabeth
      >
      > --- In orthodox-synod@y..., "stefanvpavlenko" <StefanVPavlenko@n...>
      > wrote:
      > > All your comments about Archbishop Mark are off base, for one thing
      > he
      > > did not study in Holy Trinity Saint Sergious in Moscow!, and all the
      > > rest is off also!
      > > Archpriest Stefan Pavlenko
      > >
      > >
      > > --- In orthodox-synod@y..., "vkozyreff" <vladimir.kozyreff@s...>
      > wrote:
      > > > This refers to:
      > > >
      > > > An Interview with Archbishop Mark by Mark Smirov.
      > > >
      > > > Regarding this interview, here are a few things which are not
      > clear
      > > > to me:
      > > >
      > > > Why, as Vl Mark converted to orthodoxy in our Church, did he apply
      > to
      > > > become a monk in Mt Athos? Why did he apply to follow courses of
      > > > theology in The Trinity St Sergius monastery, instead of studying
      > in
      > > > the Jordanville Trinity Monastery? Why did he not refer to his
      > bishop
      > > > for this matter? If he did, why would his bishop have send him
      > there?
      > > >
      > > > Was Vl Mark not a mmber of the NTS movement? Why does he not
      > allude
      > > > to this in the interview?
      > > >
      > > > Being a citizen of Eastern Germany in 1969, how come he became a
      > > > student in Heidelberg? In those days, East German students in
      > general
      > > > could not so easily get the blessing of the Stasi to study
      > theology
      > > > in Heidelberg.
      > > >
      > > > I am puzzled. Can anybody help me?
      > > >
      > > > In Christ,
      > > >
      > > > Vladimir Kozyreff
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