6252Re: [orthodox-synod] Re: Vladyka Alypy
- Aug 22, 2002szmyte@... wrote:
>Please forgive me for taking issue with some statements in yourThere is much in all of this that calls out to our consciences.
>letter, but they called to my conscience for some response.
>This is not merely an issue of like or dislike based on subjectiveThis is the crux of the matter. Our Vladyka has been abused - there is no
>impressions. The central question revolves around the morality (and
>legality and canonical adherence) of a clergyman's behavior. In
>your years at the cathedral, the switch from parishioners ousting a
>priest to a priest ousting an Archbishop must be very distressing to
other understanding possible. Thanks to those faithful ones who stepped in
and gave their faithful support to our Archbishop. The disinformation
spread about him and his condition was like a poison in the water of the
spiritual life of this diocese and of our Russian Orthodox Church. Those
who kept in touch with Vladyka personally or through others doing so were -
Slava Bogu! - able to head off the attempted marginalization and even
effective destruction of his archpastoral ministry to us who have so
greatly benefited by it.
If there can be something good said about this whole machination of the
Evil One, it is that Vladyka Alypy demonstrated once again his blessed
character by his merciful handling of the situation and those who
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