Sv: [orthodox-synod] Masonry
- Dear Fr Gregory,
Thank you for your help ,
but I do not live in an english speaking country.
So we do not really have any
english-protestant books stores.
Anyway I am not so much after short, easy-read western book,
I was rather more interested in finding out, whether
some of the Russian classics on the topic. like Platonov
or Ivanov had been translated. Maybe that was an idea for
the Holy Trinity Monastery?
I have a couple of american protestant
books on masonry, but I am not impressed with their
Christian spiritual analysis of masonry.
Thank you for the links.
Indeed the video you mention sounds interesting,
though of course we use a different system in Europe.
"Forgiveness is better than revenge. "
St. Tikhon of Zadonsk
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----- Original Message -----
From: Fr. Gregory Joyce <ogrisha@...>
Sent: Tuesday, November 07, 2000 2:52 PM
Subject: [orthodox-synod] Masonry
> Here are several articles about Free Masonry from an
> Orthodox viewpoint:
> Admittedly, the last two only touch on Masonry as a
> part of the ecumenical movement, but the first two are
> straight to the point.
> In English, most of the information on Free Masonry is
> published by Protestant sources. If you stop by your
> local Protestant bookstore you should find a section
> devoted to Masonry. If I may, I would like to suggest
> the videotape "Out of the Darkness, Into the Light".
> Fr. Gregory Naumenko showed us this film in Pastoral
> Theology at Jordanville. I liked it so much that I
> went out and bought myself a copy. I lend this out to
> anyone who has questions about Masonry in our parish
> here in Ann Arbor. Admittedly, since this tape is
> produced by a Protestant souce its theological
> grounding is Protestant, and so there are a few things
> said on the tape that shaky theologically. However,
> in general this is still one of the best "quick and
> dirty" explanations of Masonry I've seen (or read).
> Fr. Gregory
> Rev. Fr. Gregory Joyce
> St. Vladimir Russian Orthodox Church, ROCOR
> Ann Arbor, MI
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