6108Re: Vladyka Alypy
- Aug 6, 2002As a brand new ROCOR forum member, I don't know who Father Paul is or
the ruling Bishop is or what the circumstances of the conflict
between them that you are describing entail. But I do know this, all
Bishops, Priests, Monastics, and Parishioners "fall into sin". So
why is it that you've decided to attend a Greek Church?
"For when a man is piously disposed towards the Priest, he is much
more towards God. And even if the Priest be wicked, God seeing that
thou respectest him, though unworthy of honor, through reverence to
Him, will Himself reward thee. For if `he that receiveth a prophet
in the name of a prophet shall receive a prophet's reward' (Matt. X.
41); then he who honoreth and submitteth and giveth way to the Priest
shall certainly be rewarded." St. John Chrysostom, Homily II (2
Timothy i. 8-10), p 481, from The Nicene and Post Nicene Fathers,
Volume XIII, William B. Eerdmans Publishing Company, Grand Rapids
Michigan. Reprinted July 1979. Available from the Holy Trinity
Monastery Book Store, Jordanville, N.Y.
--- In orthodox-synod@y..., kyracash@a... wrote:
> I agree with you totally. This should never have been brought to
> eyes so that everyone can sin. I originally posted the letter
> translated into English because he wanted everyone to know.
Instead, why he
> couldn't sit down with Father Paul. After all, isn't he the
> everyone is now falling into sin, taking sides, saying nasty things
> other. I am no longer regularly attending the church because of
> hatred. Bishop has turned aagainst Bishop, Priest against priest,
> against parishoner. Now maybe you can undrstand why I would not
want to be
> led by a Bishop and priest that cause me to fall into sin and
choose sides on
> their behalf. I choose the side of Christ and will pray for them
all at a
> Greek church. When I heard the Bishop calling a rally against
> and Father Paul was out of town and could not defend himself and
then a week
> prior Father Paul said Vladika was saying wrong things about him it
> me that who I sought once for spiritual advice were now blind to
> desires and egos.
> [Non-text portions of this message have been removed]
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