Re: [orthodox-synod] Report to the Council of Bishops of the Russian Orthodox...
- Writes"antiquarius": "I thought the entire affair tawdry at best, and
it's interesting how
almost the entire slew of miraculous icons we were confronted with in the late
eighties and nineties have now been consigned to -- as Marx and Lenin would
have put it -- to the ashheap of history" etc.
There have been complaints about excessive censorship here; I think
the opposite: there has not been nearly enough of it. The regular
recurrence of frivolous bluster grading into blasphemy coming from
"antiquarius" should long have been stopped from entering a public
list comprising, be definition, mostly members of a church that has
glorified, commemorated, venerated, and revered what he appears to
hold in disdain, disregard, or even disrepute - the Russian monarchy
in general, the Royal Martyr Nicolas in particular, reposed hierarchs
of the Russian Church Abroad, and now the miraculous icon of the
Theotokos and its selfless guardian who died a martyr's death. One
wonders what Fr Victor Potapov -- who with Matushka Maria did much to
make Br Joseph's deed and death broadly known -- think of what is
quoted above - and of what is left unquoted.
But in any event, allowing this to be published is terribly offensive
even by the generally scandalous standards of most volatile forums.