Re: M.Herman of OCA meets with B.Mercury
- --- In email@example.com, michael nikitin
>Of course this will never happen.
> When the MP invites a bishop from ROCOR to concelebrate and a
> bishop from the OCA arrives what will the bishop of ROCOR do...
> concelebrate or take off his vestments and refuse to serve?
> Will Fr's John and Alexander take a blessing and concelebrate
> with B. Lazar of the OCA?
> Michael N
As a *practical* matter (instead of hyper-jesuitical spinning of
hypothetical possibilities), no bishop is going to serve in
another's jurisdiction (which has to be understood not only as
territory but as particular temples in this case because of
overlapping geographies) except by invitation of the presiding
No presiding bishop of any of the entities involved would invite Bp.
Lazar/former Dcn. Lev to celebrate if an ROCOR bishop or clergyman
was present. The accepted-as-retired-bishop person in question has
no diocese, so only goes where he's specifically invited.
And as for other OCA bishops, none would be invited except by prior
arrangement, and none would come without prior arrangement and
approval by all involved. It's ecclesiastical manners and decorum.