Re: [rocorclergy-churchaffairs] Repentance for Regicide
- Earlier, I posted a quotation from an official Proclamation on the
occasion of the 75th Anniversary of the murder of the Tsar-Martyr
Nicholas and the Royal Family, which included the following words of
>"The sin of the murder of the Tsar, which took place in the face ofI failed to mention that this Proclamation was issued and signed by
>the indifference of the citizens of Russia, has not been repented of
>by our people. Being a crime against both the law of God and man,
>this sin lies as a most heavy burden on the soul of the people, on
>its moral self-understanding."
>"And so today, we, on behalf of the whole Church, on behalf of all of
>its children--both those who have reposed and those who are now
>living-- we offer before God and the people repentance for this sin.
>Forgive us, O Lord!"
Patriarch Alexei II of Moscow and All Russia and by the Holy Synod of
the Russian Orthodox Church.
And there are still those who stubbornly repeat that the Patriarch
and the hierarchy of Moscow Patriarchate have never repented before
God and the Russian people!
The Epistle, dated July 16, 1993, also contains the following words:
"Now, by renouncing the sins of the past, we must understand that
good goals must be achieved through worthy means."
Also note the words of this Epistle:
"Repentance of the sin that was done by our ancestors must become for
us yet one more sign of unity. Let the current sorrowful date unite
us in prayer with the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia, the
rebirth of spiritual communion with which, in faithfulness to the
spirit of Christ, we sincerely strive for."
And this was in 1993!
How many members of this list have heard of this Epistle prior to today?
Why was it not published and distributed more widely abroad?
Why is it not quoted when the question of repentance of the Patriarch
or the hierarchs of the Moscow Patriarchate before God and the
Russian people is raised?
With love in Christ,
Prot. Alexander Lebedeff
- GLORY TO JESUS CHRIST GLORY TO HIM FOREVER
I said no such thing. What I said is that we should
RECONCILE with the MP. I don't think that they are
going to storm over here and take over our churches
and throw out our clergy, and make us do all sorts of
un-Orthodox. Come on, you will NEVER accept
recociliation with the MP because of what happened in
the past. I will let the HOLY SPIRIT do HIS work and
if it happens GREAT, if not, maybe later.
You have never told us what the MP should do to become
"good enough" for us to talk to.
Love in Christ,
Sub-deacon Lawrence Most
--- Vladimir Kozyreff <vladimir.kozyreff@...>
> Dear Lawrence,=== message truncated ===
> You said that we should join te MP because we must
> pardon. Now you say that
> we should not join the "RC"s because they teach
> heresy, even if we pardon
> Do you understand that you are illogical? The fact
> that we must pardon is
> not a reason to join a wrong "Church" or the MP.
> The reason to join the MP would be that it is
> orthodox, not that we pardon.
> The MP teaches that appointees of the KGB/
> CheKa/NKVD (the devil) may be
> considered as the appointees of God. Sergianism is
> dogmatising Church
> capture by the devil. It is teaching that God
> accepts te devil's appointees
> to be the successors of the apostles.
> This is not orthodox and is in contradiction with
> all canons, whether we
> "forgive" or not..
> In Christ,
> Vladimir Kozyreff
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "larry most" <larrymost2002@...>
> To: <email@example.com>
> Sent: Saturday, February 11, 2006 12:14 AM
> Subject: Re: [orthodox-synod] Re:
> [rocorclergy-churchaffairs] Repentance for
> > GLORY TO JESUS CHRIST GLORY TO HIM FOREVER
> > Dear Vladimir,
> > We would not join the Pope of Rome or Arius
> > they have varient teachings. As far as I know the
> > teachings are the same as the rest of Orthodoxy.
> > Love in Christ,
> > Sub-deacon Lawrence Most
> > --- Vladimir Kozyreff
> > wrote:
> >> Dera Lawrence,
> >> We must forgive Arius. We must forgive the Pope
> >> Rome. This does not mean
> >> that we have to join them. We must forgive the
> >> assassin, but not join him in
> >> his crime. According to your reasoning, we might
> >> accept all of the mistakes
> >> and heresies against the Church because we pardon
> >> their authors.
> >> Distinction between the sin (which must be hated)
> >> and the sinner (who must
> >> be loved and helped to renounce his sin) is
> >> elemntary catechisis.
> >> Orthodoxy has always displayed a perfect
> >> rigor versus the "RCs"
> >> Frank barbarians confusion. Unfortunately, many
> >> orthodox converts lack that
> >> culture of spiritual discernement and are confuse
> >> about faithfulness to the
> >> truth (the essenc eof orthodxy) and
> >> (let us be consructive
> >> and forget about the truth out of love).
> >> In Christ,
> >> Vladimir Kozyreff
> >> ----- Original Message -----
> >> From: "larry most" <larrymost2002@...>
> >> To: <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> >> Sent: Thursday, February 09, 2006 3:42 AM
> >> Subject: Re: [orthodox-synod] Re:
> >> [rocorclergy-churchaffairs] Repentance for
> >> Regicide
> >> > GLORY TO JESUS CHRIST GLORY TO HIM FOREVER
> >> > Dear Dr. Bob,
> >> > Thank you for saying what I would have liked to
> >> > say,but didn't know how. My whole point is that
> >> > need to forgive and move on. Thanks again for a
> >> great
> >> > reply.
> >> > Love in Christ,
> >> > Sub-deacon Lawrence Most
> >> >
> >> > --- "Dr. Bob Holderer" <rholderer@...>
> >> wrote:
> >> >
> >> >> Vladimir,
> >> >>
> >> >> After reading your endless tirades for a year
> >> now, I
> >> >> think that a few
> >> >> comments are in order.
> >> >>
> >> >> 1. You are not the only one who lost
> >> >> under the Communists.
> >> >> Many of us can share stories as horrible as
> >> ones
> >> >> you relate.
> >> >> However, the difference between you and many
> >> us
> >> >> is that we have
> >> >> learned to go on with our lives and not to
> >> on
> >> >> the past. The
> >> >> Church was not responsible for these deaths;
> >> >> Communists were.
> >> >> Those people who killed my relatives are most
> >> likely
> >> >> dead now, and I
> >> >> leave the judgment of those people to God. He
> >> knows
> >> >> their motives
> >> >> much much better than I could have ever could
> >> ever
> >> >> guess, and I am
> >> >> going to put faith in God's judgment. Christ
> >> told
> >> >> us not to render
> >> >> evil for evil, and He told us not to go out
> >> >> revenge.
> >> >>
> >> >> 2. Those in Church leadership today were not
> >> around
> >> >> during those most
> >> >> violent of days. They are not to be held
> >> >> accountable for things they
> >> >> had no part of. If we are to follow your
> >> we
> >> >> all should be
> >> >> repenting of things that our distant relatives
> >> have
> >> >> done. I can't
> >> >> undo the past, but I can refuse to continue
> >> >> carnage. Character
> >> >> assassination is not the solution to old
> >> It
> >> >> does not solve
> >> >> anything except to keep the wounds open.
> >> >>
> >> >> 3. It has been painfully obvious that you
> >> the
> >> >> Church of Russia
> >> >> and everything that she stands for.
> >> you
> >> >> would not
> >> >> continuously rehearse all of the sins of the
> >> past.
> >> >> Lay this at the
> >> >> feet of Jesus, and move on!
> >> >>
> >> >> 4. The only solutions that you can come up to
> >> are
> >> >> intrinsically
> >> >> destructive in nature. You don't like
> >> >> Get rid of it.
> >> >> Life ain't that easy. Imagine that all of the
> >> >> bishops of the Russian
> >> >> Church did step down. Why stop with the
> >> >> Get rid of the
> >> >> priests as well. Why stop there? Let's get
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