Re: [orthodox-synod] Re: Who are the Pharisees???
- Vova Lutchenkov wrote:
> Father John Bless,JRS: Bog da blagoslovit raba svoego Vladimira!
> Thank you for your response (#16316). Now a few quick points.JRS: Well, since I'm not the moderator, I can't address that.
> the moderator could at least provide a statement saying that
> reposting from this list without permission is frowned upon.
> Hopefully some people may actually heed or better yet respect such
> guidance especially when it comes from a priest. But not a single
> member of the clergy so far has offered such wisdom.
> Vova: "Persons unknown"? Yet you state that the list was "only forJRS: There were strong suspicions as to who had done it, and if those suspicions were
> ROCOR clergy." For the info to get beyond the clergy it must have
> been passed on by one of them. Shame on them/him! Wow! So what you
> are telling us is that we have clergy that does not even respect
> confidentiality within their own circle?
correct, then the culprit(s) left ROCOR and joined ROCiE (the Mansonville schism) soon
Unfortunately, we cannot always trust even some of our fellow-clergy.
> Vova:... It is amazing toJRS: Vot imenno!
> what extent people will go to sully not only another person but our
> church to achieve their goals.
> Father John: The Gospel account of the scribes and Pharisees tryingJRS: Because I feel that the defenders of ROCOR have not usually been guilty of
> to trap Christ in His words, often reminds me of similar behavior
> seen on some of these lists: by the "zealots" who attack ROCOR or
> ROCOR's policies.
> Vova: Why restrict this accusation just to one side?
misrepresenting ROCOR-detractors' comments.
On the other hand, many times I have written one thing, but had the "opponents" accuse me
of saying something entirely different.
Fr. John R. Shaw