Re: Please, no. (was re: Fr. Nikita Orloff - Now a Bishop?")
- There are only clergymen, correct!, but matushka is using that term to
mean members of clergy families: fathers, mothers, sons and daughters,
hence clergypeople. Am I not right?
Archpriest Stefan Pavlenko
--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, frgregory@k... wrote:
> Quoting "(matushka) Ann Lardas" <matanna@a...>:
> > Dear Constantine,
> > You and I both are on another list, upon which a godfather asked that
> > his godchild's parents' divorce not become the fodder of internet
> > discussion. ... after which each person posted
> > his own spin upon what he had been told by other clergypeople.
> How right you are, Matushka... but PLEASE -- "clergypeople"?!!!
Having been to
> a couple of meetings presided over by a "chair" (not a person), and
> than a few restaurants where I was taken care of by a "wait", please
spare me a
> "clergypeople", much less "a clergy". Bastardization of language
> promote "equality of the sexes" or of anything else. You, of all
> should know!
>There are only clergymen, correct!, but matushka is using that termto mean members of clergy families: fathers, mothers, sons and
daughters,hence clergypeople. Am I not right?
I apologize. While Fr. Stephan is correct that all those where
invoked, I meant a wide range of clergy, readers to bishops, but I
should have left off the "people" part. I recently visited one of my
favorite Orthodox toddlers, who referred to her mother joyously
as "my Mommy person!" and started adding the word on in jest to other
nouns -- here comes the mailman person, dont' get sent to the
principal person, etc. If nothing else, it points out the danger of
Thank you for pointing this out.
- On Fri, 3 Sep 2004, (matushka) Ann Lardas wrote (small excerpt):
> We struggle to be Orthodox. We should strive, also, to be Christian.I thought that in the understanding of traditional Orthodox
Christians, "being Orthodox" and "being Christian" are two different
ways of saying the same thing, i.e., that no non-Orthodox are truly
Christian. At least, such was the understanding I acquired lo these
many years ago.
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