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Re: A call from Montreal - Vladika Vitaly ( retired ) priziv

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  • vkozyreff
    Dear Alexandra, We have frequent news from Vl Vitaly, and we often see people who have recently seen him or have recently worked with him. According to the
    Message 1 of 6 , Jul 26, 2004
      Dear Alexandra,

      We have frequent news from Vl Vitaly, and we often see people who
      have recently seen him or have recently worked with him. According to
      the news, Vl Vitaly's health, spirit and mental strength are good.

      Regarding the "Appeal", as I said before, "le style, c'est l'homme".
      * The appeal is totally in Vl Vitaly's style, even in his
      imperfections. All those who know him will confirm this to you.

      You write: "Pray that he spend the rest of his retirement not in
      Canada surrounded by people with ulterior motives".

      You imply that his being surrounded by people with ulterior motives
      is an established fact. I would join you in that prayer if I believed
      it was the case. I certainly do pray God to have the ROCOR united
      again in his Truth, after all of us have pardoned one another.

      You write: "Pray that Vladika Laurus finds a diplomatic solution to
      make it happen".

      Dear Alexandra, diplomacy is not what we need. What we need is mutual
      love, love to God and his Truth, and faith in God and in the ROCOR.

      We need faith that ROCOR is canonical and legitimate, faith that the
      ROCOR does not need any merge with the MP to "acquire" any legitimacy
      (as Father V. Potapov said), and faith in God that He will inspire
      the MP to convert. We must have no faith in commissions that are
      appointed to organise a union between a ROCOR that considers itself
      illegitimate and an MP that will not convert.

      We are not condemning those who, in those days, submitted to evil
      powers under torture and threat. We just disagree with those who are
      now free and vocal, and claim nevertheless that complicity with evil
      powers in those days is what saved the Church in Russia.

      In God,

      Vladimir Kozyreff

      *("Well written works will be the only ones who will survive forever:
      the quantity of knowledge, the strangeness of facts, or the novelty
      of discoveries, are not secure guarantors of immortality: if the
      works which contain them are only about petty subjects, if they are
      tasteless, written without nobility and without genius, they will
      perish, because knowledge, facts and discoveries are easily taken
      away or transported to other places, and benefit from being dealt
      with by more clever hands. These things are external to the man, but
      the style is the man. "Speech delivered by Buffon at the French
      Academy on August 25th, 1753, p 23.)


      >
      > Hristofor
      > ---------------------------------
      > wrote:
      > I just received the following message from some stranger in France;
      I
      > have no idea who wrote the Prizyv, though it does have Vl. Vitaly's
      > name. I found the last paragraph somewhat cryptic -- though perhaps
      I am
      > misinterpreting it:
      >
      > "The Lord has given me the energy to lead His Church along the
      right
      > course/path. and I beseech the Lord's mercy that he may allow me
      lengthy
      > days to see our Church One and Undivided."
      >
      > My first read is that the only True and Orthodox Church left is the
      one
      > headed by Vl Vitaly, which is odd, since no one Orthodox Church
      is /the
      > /Church, it is all of the Orthodox Patriarchates and Churches
      combined
      > and then no single Patriarch leads the whole Church. This sounds a
      > little papist to me. The second part of the sentence is also
      strange.
      > What is meant here? A united ROCOR Church of Metropolitans Vitaly
      and
      > Lavr? Or that combination plus the MP? I doubt it is the latter,
      since
      > the anti-dialoguers claim we were never with the MP, so how could
      we be
      > one again with them?
      >
      > Hristofor
      >
      >
      > >
      > > ------------------------------------------------------------------
      ------
      > > *Ïðèçûâ Âûñîêîïðåîñâÿùåííåéøåãî Ìèòðîïîëèòà Âèòàëèÿ Ïåðâîèåðàðõà
      > > Ðóññêîé Ïðàâîñëàâíîé Çàðóáåæíîé Öåðêâè*
      > > Â 1920 ãîäó èç Êðûìà ïðîèçîøåë òàê íàçûâàåìûé «Âñåðîññèéñêèé
      > > Âåëèêèé Èñõîä». Ñëàâíàÿ Ðóññêàÿ Àðìèÿ ïîä íà÷àëüñòâîì ãåí.
      Âðàíãåëÿ
      > > íàâñåãäà ïîêèíóëà Ðîññèþ è ñ íåé 3 ìèëëèîíà áåæåíöåâ. Ãåí.
      Âðàíãåëü
      > > ïðåäïîëàãàÿ çàðàíåå ýòè ñîáûòèÿ, ïðèãîòîâèë 160 ñ ëèøíèì êîðàáëåé
      è
      > > ïîñëå Ìîëåáíà, íà êîòîðîì âñå òå, êòî óæå áûëè íà êîðàáëÿõ, è òå,
      êòî
      > > îñòàâàëèñü íà áåðåãó, ñäåëàëè äðóã äðóãó çåìíîé ïîêëîí, ìû
      ïóñòèëèñü â
      > > ñêèòàíèå. ß òîãäà áûë ìàëü÷èêîì, íî â ãëóáèíå ñâîåé äóøè
      ÷óâñòâîâàë è
      > > ñîçíàâàë, ÷òî ñìîòðþ íà Ðîäèíó â ïîñëåäíèé ðàç, ïîêà îíà íå
      èñ÷åçëà èç
      > > ãîðèçîíòà. Ãäå-òî âî âñåé ýòîé ÷åëîâå÷åñêîé ìàññå íàõîäèëñÿ
      áóäóùèé
      > > Ïåðâîèåðàðõ Ðóññêîé Çàðóáåæíîé Ïðàâîñëàâíîé Öåðêâè Ìèòðîïîëèò
      Àíòîíèé
      > > (Õðàïîâèöêèé). Â òîì æå ãîäó, Ïàòðèàðõ Òèõîí, ñîçíàâàÿ
      êðèòè÷åñêîå
      > > ïîëîæåíèå Ðîññèè, Ïðàâîñëàâíîé Öåðêâè è ñâîå ëè÷íîå èñòðåáëåíèå â
      > > ëþáîé ìîìåíò, èçäàë 362-îé Óêàç î ñîçäàíèè íîâîãî Ñèíîäà âíå
      Ðîññèè.
      > > Ýòî è áûëî íà÷àëî Ðóññêîé Ïðàâîñëàâíîé Çàðóáåæíîé Öåðêâè. Â
      Ðîññèè
      > > îñòàâàëàñü åù¸ îäíà ÷àñòü Ðóññêîé Ïðàâîñëàâíîé Öåðêâè –
      Êàòàêîìáíàÿ
      > > Öåðêîâü. Îíà ñòàëà íåíàâèñòíûì âðàãîì êîììóíèñ­òè÷åñêîé
      ïàðòèè.
      > > Ïðàâèòåëüñòâî âñåìè ñèëàìè ñòàðàëîñü è ïî ñåé äåíü ñòàðàåòñÿ
      > > óíè÷òîæèòü Åå, íî ýòî èì ïî ìèëîñòè Áîæèåé íå óäàåòñÿ. Äðóãîé
      âîïðîñ,
      > > êîòîðûé ïðåäñòàë ïåðåä Ñòàëèíûì è åãî êîìïàíèåé, ýòî, ÷òî äåëàòü
      ñî
      > > âñåìè ïðàâîñëàâíûìè, êîòîðûå îñòàëèñü íà Ðîäèíå? Êîììóíèñòû
      ñîçíàâàëè,
      > > ÷òî êàê îíè íå ñòàðàëèñü óíè÷òîæèòü Âåðó â íàðîäå, èì ýòî íå
      óäàâàëîñü
      > > è, íàîáîðîò, ìàññû âåðóþùèõ óâåëè÷èâàëèñü. Ïàðòèÿ è íàøëà, ïî èõ
      > > ìíåíèþ, âûõîä èç ïîëîæåíèÿ. Îíà ñîçäàëà, òàê íàçûâàåìóþ,
      Ìîñêîâñêóþ
      > > Ïàòðèàðõèþ, ÷ëåíû êîòîðîé áûëè ñ ñàìîãî íà÷àëà è ïî ñåé äåíü
      > > ïàðòèéöàìè è ÊÃÁåøíèêàìè. Âñå 80 ñ ëèøíèì ëåò íàøåãî
      ñóùåñòâîâàíèÿ, ìû
      > > ïîíèìàëè ñ êåì èìååì äåëî è èõ ïàðòèÿ òîæå ñîçíàâàëà, ÷òî íàñ íå
      > > ñäâèíóòü ñ íàøåãî âåðíîãî ïóòè.
      > >
      > > Âðåìÿ øëî è óíîñèëî ñ ñîáîé òåõ íàøèõ àðõèåðååâ, êîòîðûå áûëè
      > > äî ãðîáà âåðíûìè èäåàëàì ÐÏÖÇ. Ïðèøëî âðåìÿ êîãäà ÿ ñîçíàë, ÷òî ÿ
      > > îñòàëñÿ ñîâñåì îäíèì. Ó ìåíÿ áûë âûáîð èëè íàïèñàòü ïîñëåäíèå
      ñòðîêè
      > > Çàðóáåæíîé Öåðêâè èëè îïÿòü ïóñòèòüñÿ â ïóòü è îïÿòü óâåçòè
      èñòèííóþ
      > > Ïðàâîñëàâíóþ Öåðêîâü ñ ñîáîé íà ñâîáîäó. Íàøà Öåðêîâü ñòàëà
      ìàëåíüêîé,
      > > íî ñîõðàíèëà ñâîþ ÷èñòîòó, êàê êðèñòàëë. Ñåé÷àñ óìåíüøåííàÿ
      Çàðóáåæíàÿ
      > > Öåðêîâü ïåðåæèâàåò òÿæåëóþ è ñòðàøíóþ ñòðàíèöó ñâîåé èñòîðèè.
      > > Îêîí÷àòåëüíîå ïàäåíèå Ñèíîäà Ìèòð. Ëàâðà ðåçóëüòàò óæå äàâíî
      íà÷àâøåãî
      > > ïàäåíèÿ ÷åëîâå÷åñòâà, ò.å. ïîñëåäíèõ àïîêàëèïòè÷åñêèõ âðåìåí.
      Âðàòà
      > > àäà îòêðûëèñü è ïîëêè áåñîâ íàêèíóëèñü íà è òàê óæå îñëàáëåííîå
      > > äóõîâíî ÷åëîâå÷åñòâî.
      > >
      > > Ìíå õî÷åòñÿ îáðàòèòüñÿ êî âñåì âåðíûì ÷àäàì Çàðóáåæíîé Öåðêâè
      > > è åùå ðàç íàïîìíèòü èì î íàøåì ñëàâíîì, äèâíîì è ñðàâíèòåëüíî
      íåäàâíåì
      > > ïðîøëîì è îïèñàòü, êàê ÿ ïðåäñòàâëÿþ èõ áóäóùåå. ß ñîâñåì
      ñïîêîéíî
      > > ìîãó óòâåðæäàòü, c ÷èñòîé ñîâåñòüþ, ÷òî ìû îñòàëèñü âåðíûìè
      èäåîëîãèè
      > > è ïðèíöèïàì Ð.Ï.Ö. è Ÿ ñâîáîäíîé, Ïàòðèàðõîì Òèõîíîì ñîçäàííîé
      ÷àñòè
      > > Ðóññêîé Ïðàâîñëàâíîé Çàðóáåæíîé Öåðêâè. Ïóñòü íàñ îñóæäàþò, íî ìû
      > > çíàåì, ÷òî ìû ñî ñâîåãî ïóòè íå ñîøëè è íå ïðîäàëèñü âðàãàì.
      > > Îãëÿíèòåñü êðóãîì ñåáÿ è ïîñìîòðèòå Ïðàâäå â ãëàçà. Ìîãóò ëè âàøè
      > > òåïåðåøíèå àðõèïàñòûðè è ïàñòûðè ýòî òîæå ñäåëàòü? ß äóìàþ, ÷òî
      íåò.
      > > Êàê â ñâîå âðåìÿ Àìåðèêàíñêàÿ Þðèñäèêöèÿ ïðåëüñòèëàñü ÌÏ è ïîøëà
      â
      > > ðàáñòâî Ìîñêâå, òàê ñåé÷àñ ýòî äåëàåò Ñèíîä Ìèòð. Ëàâðà. Âðåìÿ
      åùå
      > > åñòü ïîêàÿòüñÿ è âåðíóòüñÿ íà ïðàâûé ïóòü. Åñëè âàøè äóõîâíûå
      âîæäè
      > > ýòî íå ñîçíàþò, âàø äîëã, ïîêà íå ïîçäíî, ïîêàçàòü èì âñþ
      íåëåïîñòü èõ
      > > ìûøëåíèé. Íå äàéòå íåñêîëüêèì ãíèëûì ÿáëîêàì èñïîðòèòü âñþ
      êîðçèíó.
      > > ×òî êàñàåòñÿ âàñ ëè÷íî, òî çíàéòå, ÷òî äâåðè íàøèõ õðàìîâ øèðîêî
      > > îòêðûòû äëÿ âàñ. Ìíå òóò âñïîìíèëñÿ îäèí ìîìåíò. Ýòî áûëî â
      Áåðëèíå.
      > > Âî âðåìÿ ñëóæáû â õðàì âîøëè äâîå ñòàðèêîâ. Îíè âñå îçèðàëèñü
      êðóãîì,
      > > êàê áóäòî èùà êîãî-òî. Â ýòîò ìîìåíò ïðîâîçãëàñèëè èìÿ
      Ìèòðîïîëèòà
      > > Àíàñòàñèÿ. Ñòàðè÷êè çàóëûáàëèñü è ïåðåêðåñòèëèñü, ïîíèìàÿ, ÷òî
      ïîïàëè
      > > èìåííî â ñâîþ öåðêîâü. È äëÿ âàñ íàñòóïèò òàêîé ìîìåíò, êîãäà â
      âàøèõ
      > > õðàìàõ íà÷íóò ïîìèíàòü Àëåêñåÿ, íåóæåëè âàøå ñåðäöå íå ñîæìåòñÿ
      îò
      > > áîëè è åùå õóæå äëÿ âàñ, åñëè âû ñìîæåòå â ýòîò ìîìåíò
      ïåðåêðåñòèòüñÿ.
      > > Ãëàâà ÌÏ êàê-òî ðàç ñêàçàë: «Ïîêà æèâ Âèòàëèé îáúåäèíåíèÿ áûòü íå
      > > ìîæåò!». Òîëüêî â ýòîì îäíîì îí áûë ïðàâ. Ïîêà ÿ æèâ, íàøà
      Çàðóáåæíàÿ
      > > Öåðêîâü íå áóäåò ïîãëîùåíà Ìîñêâîé!
      > >
      > > Ãîñïîäü äàë ìíå ñèëû âåñòè Åãî Öåðêîâü ïî ïðàâîìó ïóòè è ÿ
      > > óïîâàþ íà ìèëîñòü Áîæèþ, ÷òî Îí ïðîäëèò ìîþ çåìíóþ æèçíü
      íàñòîëüêî,
      > > ÷òîáû ÿ óâèäåë íàøó Öåðêîâü Åäèíîé è Íåäåëèìîé îïÿòü.
      > >
      > > Åùå ðàç ïðèçûâàþ âñåõ âàñ ê ïîêàÿíèþ è âçàèìíîé ëþáâè.
      > >
      > > /Ìèòðîïîëèò Âèòàëèé
      > > //29/12 //èþëÿ 2004 ã.
      > > Ñââ. ïåðâîâåðõîâíûõ Àïîñò. Ïåòðà è Ïàâëà/
      > >
      > > Çàãëàâíàÿ ñòðàíèöà
      > >
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