Re: [orthodox-synod] Digest Number 2226
- A clear cut issue on the MP below.
The ROCOR Synod of 1971:
"All of the elections of Patriarchs in Moscow, beginning in 1943,
--- 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
> hesitate to tread down that horrible path."
> I only hesitate to insist that there is no grace in some kind
> "True" or "Genuine" synod. Unless the issue is clear cut, as
> when our
> bishops declared someone to be suspended and all mysteries
> by that indidvidual to be invalid as in the case of Anatoly
> (alias "Metropolitan Valentine"). In other cases, as with the
> case of
> Fili, it is not my position to declare where there is grace and
> there is not.
> A productive Lent to you also,
> Aleksandr Andreev
> Duke University
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