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Re: Did the Patriarch Sign It?

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  • Archpriest Stefan Pavlenko
    The Church lives by the Holy Scripture does it not---its Yea is its Yea and its Nay is its Nay, NO? ... The ... Patriarch.
    Message 1 of 62 , Mar 6, 2007
      The Church lives by the Holy Scripture does it not---its Yea is its
      Yea and its Nay is its Nay, NO?




      --- In orthodox-synod@yahoogroups.com, "Athanasios Jayne"
      <athanasiosj@...> wrote:
      >
      > --- In orthodox-synod@yahoogroups.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.
      The
      > Patriarch signs the official Journal, after which the decision is
      > 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
      Patriarch.<
      >
      > 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
      > (ROCOR)
      >
    • Archpriest Stefan Pavlenko
      The Church lives by the Holy Scripture does it not---its Yea is its Yea and its Nay is its Nay, NO? ... The ... Patriarch.
      Message 62 of 62 , Mar 6, 2007
        The Church lives by the Holy Scripture does it not---its Yea is its
        Yea and its Nay is its Nay, NO?




        --- In orthodox-synod@yahoogroups.com, "Athanasios Jayne"
        <athanasiosj@...> wrote:
        >
        > --- In orthodox-synod@yahoogroups.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.
        The
        > Patriarch signs the official Journal, after which the decision is
        > 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
        Patriarch.<
        >
        > 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
        > (ROCOR)
        >
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