Re: RELIGIOUS LEADERS OF RUSSIA AND AZERBAIJAN
- DEAR VLADIMIR K,
THANK YOU FOR REPOSTING THE ARTILCLE. I WAS CONCERNED THAT THE
CENSORSHIP HAD DEPRIVED ME OF SOME USEFUL INFORMATION, WHICH IT HAD.
AS I HAVE NO PLACE TO CRITICIZE THE PATRIARCH'S ACTIONS, I DO, AS A
CHRISTIAN PONDER HOW A CHRISTIAN STATE WOULD AWARD A NON-CHRISTIAN.
TRADITIONALLY, THE RUSSIAN LEADER COULD AWARD SOME SORT OF CIVIL
AWARD OR HONOR WHICH HAD A SHADOW OF "BEING RUSSIAN".
FROM A CHRISTIAN POINT OF VIEW, I WONDER IF THE AWARD OF ST. SERAPHIM
MIGHT CAUSE A MAN TO SEEK THE MEANING OF ST. SERAPHIMS LIFE, WHICH
WOULD BE THE ACQISITION OF THE HOLY SPIRIT...SOMETHING WHICH THE A
MOSLEM MIGHT BE SEEKING. PERHAPS THAT WAS THE PATRIARCH'S INTENT?
AS A CHISTIAN, TO RECEIVE AN AWARD WITH ANY SAINTS CONNECTION, IS
TRULY THE HEIGHT OF BEING HONORED. I HOPE IT IS RECEIVED AS SUCH,
BUT WILL IT BE? SOMETHING TO PONDER.
I SUPPOSE IN ALL RELATIONS WITH NON-ORTHODOX, WE MUST TAKE THE VIEW
THAT "SAVE FOR THE GRACE OF GOD, THERE GOES I".
--- In email@example.com, "vkozyreff"
> Dear Father Moderator, bless.award
> Please excuse me for derogating to the rules.
> My comment is thus the following:
> I think it is totally out of place for an orthodox patriarch to
> the order of St Sergius of Radonezh to a Moslem leader.Patriarch
> It is, in my view, one more example of the innovations that are
> typical for the MP, and to which the ROCOR is now being
> associated. One may imagine the correponding gesture that Met. Lavr
> might have in the US with regards to his relationship with Moslems.
> In God,
> Vladimir Kozyreff
> RELIGIOUS LEADERS OF RUSSIA AND AZERBAIJAN SIGNED JOINT DECLARATION
> BAKU. 15 SEPTEMBER. AZER-PRESS. The All-Russian and Moscow
> Alexiy II and the chair of the Department for Muslims of Caucasusstructure
> Sheih-ul-Islam Allahshyukyur Pashazade signed the joint declaration
> today. It in noted therein that the forced change of social
> is sin.it
> "We consider as the sin undertaking efforts on making peoples to
> accept one or another social structure contrary to their will", -
> is said in the declaration.Islam,
> It is noted further in the document that "terrorism cannot be
> justified" and growth of political extremism, taking refuge in
> Christianity and other religions cause anxiety. It is notedexample
> thereinafter in declaration that inter-religion dialogue of
> representatives of different religions is the effective response to
> challenges of the current period.
> The Patriarch noted in this speech that uninterrupted attempts of
> involving religious confessions in political struggle and using it
> for taking refuge in doubtful social and economic manipulations.
> "So we consider uniting efforts of religious leaders of traditional
> confession of the Commonwealth of Independent States very
> important", - he said.
> According to the words of A. Pashazade, Azerbaijan sets good
> as regards tolerance and the Azerbaijan people can become theexample
> of toleration.settlement
> "We are appreciating Alexiy II, because he has always come out in
> favor of the territorial integrity of Azerbaijan and fair
> of the Karabakh problem", - he said.community,
> The Russian Patriarch awarded A. Pashazade by the order of the
> Russian Orthodox Church - the Reverend Sergiy Radonezhsky order of
> the 1st degree.
> Today Alexiy II had meetings with officials of the Russian
> which numbers 170 thousand men and conducted public worship in the
> St. Pious Women Cathedral of the Baku and Caspian Eparchy under
> auspices of the Russian Orthodox Church and chiefs of the religious
> confessions of Azerbaijan.
> --- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "vkozyreff"
> <vladimir.kozyreff@s...> wrote:
> > Dear List,
> > The news below needs no comment.
> > In God,
> > Vladimir Kozyreff
> > Moderator interjects: au contraire
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> > [verbatim posting of news from "BAKU. 15 SEPTEMBER. AZER-PRESS."