Re:[orthodox-synod]Orthodox tradition vs modernization
- JG: The looseness I was talking about refers to other details of habits the Russians have
which I will
not get into.
JRS: The trouble is that they tend to be rather stubborn about that "looseness". The
often feel forced to tolerate their parishioners' ways, rather than have them drop out of
I understand this dilemma. And that is my main point. The general Russian laity, mainly
American, are not educated in the blessed Orthodox traditions. They have become too
I would expect this in a catholic church where all the laity are ignorant to any spiritual
also see that the Orthodox generations to come are becoming like them.
Are the clergy of ROCOR concerned about the loss of Orthodox traditions? Do you ever
- Joanna G. Wrote:
> I understand this dilemma. ... The general Russian laity, mainlyJRS: Actually, it is less the "Americanized generations" than the people who grew up in
> American, are not educated in the blessed Orthodox traditions. They have become too
If those raised in America reflect the same problems, it's because they learned certain
attitudes from their families.
> Are the clergy of ROCOR concerned about the loss of Orthodox traditions? Do you everJRS: Of course we do.
> discuss it
> amongst yourselves?
However, our first concern is to keep people from falling away from the Church.
Fr. John R. Shaw