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6239Re: [orthodox-synod] Re: Vladyka Alypy

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  • Fr. Alexander Lebedeff
    Aug 21, 2002
      Kyra's commenst are right on the mark.

      It seems foolish to blame Fr. Pablo Iwaszczewicz alone for the problems and
      tensions at the Chicago Cathedral.

      Actually, over the past not too many years, two other young, talented
      priests, also graduates of Holy Trinity Seminary in Jordanville, have had
      their lives made miserable by the same group causing problems for Fr.
      Pablo--and had to leave the parish because of the attacks against them and
      their families.

      Fr. Vladimir Boikov lasted four years.

      And Fr. Andrei Sommers lasted five--and was hounded out just after he had
      successfully organized and ran the All-Diasporan Youth Conference--a
      significant accomplishment.

      Fr. Pablo Iwaszewicz has lasted only two years before he has faced the same

      I pity the next young, educated, pious, and idealistic priest who will
      receive the Chicago cathedral assignment.

      And please note that the problems encountered by Frs. Vladimir and Andrei
      came long before the retirement of Metropolitan Vitaly, so what happened to
      him cannot at all be considered as being the underlying cause of the
      current conflict.

      With love in Christ,

      Prot. Alexander Lebedeff
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