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Re: [orthodox-synod] Digest Number 2226

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  • michael nikitin
    A clear cut issue on the MP below. The ROCOR Synod of 1971: http://www.stvladimirs.ca/library/concerning-patriarch-pimen.html All of the elections of
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      A clear cut issue on the MP below.

      The ROCOR Synod of 1971:
      http://www.stvladimirs.ca/library/concerning-patriarch-pimen.html

      "All of the elections of Patriarchs in Moscow, beginning in 1943,
      are invalid"...

      Michael N



      --- Aleksandr Andreev <aleksandr.andreev@...> wrote:

      > Vova writes:
      > "But even though you fully know that the answer for these
      > jurisdictions is that they are the very "protestant" "True" and
      > "Genuine" schismatic sects and not the real Greek church, you
      > too
      > hesitate to tread down that horrible path."
      >
      > I only hesitate to insist that there is no grace in some kind
      > of
      > "True" or "Genuine" synod. Unless the issue is clear cut, as
      > when our
      > bishops declared someone to be suspended and all mysteries
      > performed
      > by that indidvidual to be invalid as in the case of Anatoly
      > Rusantsev
      > (alias "Metropolitan Valentine"). In other cases, as with the
      > case of
      > Fili, it is not my position to declare where there is grace and
      > where
      > there is not.
      >
      > A productive Lent to you also,
      >
      > A
      >
      > -----
      > Aleksandr Andreev
      > Duke University
      > aleksandr.andreev@...
      > http://www.duke.edu/~aa63/
      >




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