9107Re: [orthodox-synod] Re: chrismated priests?
- Sep 18, 2003If he was baptized by Archimandrite Vitaly(Maximenko),what Church did he
belong to prior to being baptized?
stefanvpavlenko <StefanVPavlenko@...> wrote:
Many relatives of Metropolitan Lavr were indeed Uniate, due to the
historical conditions that dominated that part of the world.
Metropolitan Lavr was baptized by Archimandrite (later Archbishop)
Vitaly (Maximenko) a Russian Orthodox monk from the Holy Monastery of
Pochaev who founded the St. Iov (Job) of Pochaev Brotherhood in
Vladomirovo (Ladomirovo), in Carpathorussia. Metropolitan Lavr was
never a Uniate!
Archpriest Stefan Pavlenko
--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "sophia_proskoumen"
> > ordained. Was he not "Orthodox enough" to be ordained? MetropolitanYahoo! Groups SponsorADVERTISEMENT
> > Laurus has told me that if someone has been received by chrismation
> > and has been receiving Holy Communion, it is not proper to go back
> > and baptize them since they have already been living an Orthodox life.
> Metropolitan Laurus was never baptised in the Orthodox Church ... he
> was born a Uniate and baptised (by triple immersion) in a church that
> commerated the pope of Rome and was received into the Orthodox Church
> without baptism.
> Many times in the Church's history this was common practise. In the
> RUssian Church before the revolution Latin and Anglican priests were
> received without not only being re-baptised, but without being
> re-ordained. The ritual was that they stood on the cliros until after
> the Grwat Enterance, when they were led through the royal doors and
> The Church in her economy has had a great variety of practises. Those
> critisising what they don't like would do well to study Church history
> or seek a blessing from a spiritual father before taking it on
> themselves to interpret the Holy Canons or to judge the Church or her
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