5989Re: Rename the List?
- Jun 26, 2002Fr Bless: the ROCE schism is so new that many, like myself, hope and
pray it will be resolved. The ROCOR lost so many good people in that
schism, and in the previous ones with ROAC and HOCNA. Yes, the
Synod's integrity remains, but what a painful loss to all poor
Christians who tire of such pain!
When I was going up to Massachusetts (and ended up in HOCNA by
default-- I will not get into that story) Fr Spyridon Schneider was
suggested to me to contact to continue my catechumenate. Where would
I be now? On the other hand, Fr Vladimir Shishkoff told me (after he
joined ROAC and I had as well) to go to the Miami ROCOR parish for
services, and that astute advice began a process, that gave me the
courage to ask to come back to ROCOR a few months later!
But I am no ROCE sympathizer.
> Dear List,Synod of
> I cannot understand how this point of view is one of loyalty to the
> Bishops of the ROCOR. The clergymen in Europe were suspended bythe Synod
> of Bishops for disobedience and the refusal to commemorate theirDiocesan
> Hierarch. Even if I did not like my Bishop, and disagreed with himon
> matters of principle, I am not at liberty to not commemorate him.As a
> priest, I cannot even serve without the permission of my Hierarch.Every
> effort was made by our Synod of Bishops to reach out to theseClergy and
> they refused to be obedient.for ROCiE
> Is this really a List for those loyal to the ROCOR, or is a List
> partisans and sympathizers?
> Just wondering....
> Priest David Straut
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