6041Re: [orthodox-synod] Re: He Who Restraineth
- Jul 18 8:53 AMIs that why Patriarch appointed him to the Diocese of Nizhniy Novgorod?
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From: Joseph Digrande
Sent: Wednesday, July 17, 2002 8:59 PM
Subject: Re: [orthodox-synod] Re: He Who Restraineth
Acccording to the eyewitness of the ceremony, Arch.
Pitirim, Sergius entered the Church 3 times on his
knees begging for forgiveness. All three times the
crowd in the Church begged Pat. Tikhon to :"Holy
Vladyko, do not believe him>"
On the third time Pat. Tikhon said,
"The former Met. Sergius as having fallen away into
the anti=God heresy of living-Church renovationism,
and as having drawn many Orthodox priests, monks and
laity into destruction, is to remain for the rest of
his life weeping for what he has done and from now on
cannot touch church serving, but will remain in the
rank of a simple monk."
And he instructed him to remain in a certain monastery
without departing from it, in complete obedience to
the father abbot. And before Christ and His Angels and
the Holy Church the former Met. Sergius gave a
promises to fulfull everything he had promised
exactly. But alas, he immediately deceived the
Patriarch, broke his promise to him, boldly trampled
on the canons of the Catholic and Apostolic Church. He
deceived everyone he could deceive, he declared that
he had received complete forgiveness from "His
Holiness" and began to serve. IN view fo the canons of
the Holy Apostles, Holy Councils and Holy Fathers,
after this he is not only considered banned but also
completely deposed, even excommunicated...
And this deception was successful for in those days
that were so difficult for the Church, the voice of
His Holiness the Pat could scarcely be heard beyond
the Donskoy Monastery where he lived in
--- VJB <venceslav@...> wrote:
> Correct me if I am wrong. I was under impression
> that Sergius repented of Renovationism and submitted
> his staff to Patriarch Tikhon and the Patriarch
> personally returned him the staff acknowledging his
> episcopacy. Let's be accurate.
> St. Tikhon declared that in public when he
> repented of being a Renovationist. He disobeyed
> and continued to serve. Anything that ROCOR
> said in the intevening years justifiying Sergius
> his ilk is just plain wrong/ not foolish/ just
> joseph digrande
> [Non-text portions of this message have been
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