Re: [orthodox-synod] MP Bishop Accuses MP of Heresy
- In a message dated 3/2/2007 12:48:00 A.M. Eastern Standard Time,
Headline: The Bishop of Chukot Accused the ROC of a Retreat
from the Purity of the Faith
This [accusation] caused a scandal in the Moscow Patriarchate.
Bishop Diomid of Anadyr and Chukot published an open letter "To
All True children of the Holy Orthodox Church", after accusing
the leadership of the Russian Orthodox Church (ROC)
of "retreats from the purity of Orthodox dogma".
The hierarch and four clergymen of his diocese in their
circular issued a call for the Patriarchate "to turn from the
way of retreat from the purity of evangelical, dogmatic,
canonical dogma and to bring fruits worthy of repentance." As
noted by the newspaper "New Proceedings,noted by the newspape
actually called the hierarchical authorities heretics.
Who is this gent, and where is "Chukot?" I've been in Anadyr, but Chukot is
the name of a people, largely animist even through Soviet times, and an
adjective, not a place, and the population in Chukotka still has lots of pagan
stuff going on - for example the Service to the Reindeer Fawn, etc. That is,
what population there is at all. These places make Magadan look like an
overpopulated tropical paradise. Never really considered the Northeast to be a
hotbed of Orthodox purity before, rather kind of a Wild West freebooter and
poacher area. But tell me, what does "purity of dogmatic dogma" mean (see
above). If this is the nature of the scandals faced by his Holiness, he'll be
here for a long time.
Have a great Lent,
In Christ, Vova H
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- The Church lives by the Holy Scripture does it not---its Yea is its
Yea and its Nay is its Nay, NO?
--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "Athanasios Jayne"
> --- In email@example.com, "Rev. Alexander Lebedeff"
> <lebedeff@> wrote:
> > The document you refer to was approved by a Resolution of the
> Council of the Bishops of the Russian Orthodox Church. This approval
> is recorded in the official record of the Council -- the Journal.
> Patriarch signs the official Journal, after which the decision isPatriarch.<
> official and is binding on the Church.
> > Therefore the Document is officially the policy of the Church of
> Russia and that has been confirmed by the signature of the
> Father bless!
> Thank you for this information. Finally, I would ask: Is
> there any known record of the Synodal *vote* on this
> document, i.e., which Bishops were in favor of it, and which
> against or who abstained? I would like to know if there is
> any record indicating that Patriarch Alexy voted in favor of
> this document, though I do regard it as significant that He
> did sign the final result. Or would the record of the actual
> vote be regarded as part of the Synod's "minutes," which are
> not made public?
> Thank you, Father, for any further information. You are one
> of the few people who can answer questions of this kind, and
> I am most appreciative that you are taking the time to answer
> my questions--questions I am ask in all sincerity and honesty.
> Athanasios Jayne