[orthodox-synod] Re: Jesuits
- Actually, I had not the slightest intention (Freud would say otherwise,
since he said: "there are no accidents") of having that post about Inglesby
become part of the public record, but I would like to make a comment about
The last Jesuit I met was a professor at Xavier University. We were having
lunch. He asked: "When was the last time the Orthodox Church up-dated its
"Fifth century," I answered (ignorning the translations---good and bad---into
"Is there any movement towards women priests?" he asked.
"Not unless there was some mad Bulgarian, this morning, and I just haven't
heard," I said.
Years ago, when Ohio University's College of Fine Arts was going to kill its
school of architecture (for reasons better known to the dean of fine arts), I
was on the committee to kill it. It had to appear to be democratically
arrived at, you see. Colleges, like many churches, use smoke and mirrors.
I listened and watched with fascination, as the man appointed to make the
argument for the school of architecture shaved the point closer and closer to
the bone. When there was a brreak in the killing proceeduure, I privately
asked the man: "From what Jesuit school did you graduate?"
What do you know? It had been a Jesuit school! There's a particular way
of thinking Jesuit training seems to access.
Forgive me that I (stupidly) published publicly what I had intended to send
I have nothing against Archbishop Anthony Bloom. I remember perfectly well
that, in ancient times, laypersons used to take a Lamb home with them and
administer Holy Communion to themselves, daily. It's just not a modern
Given Paul's age and circumstances (isolated as he and his wife are from any
Orthodox church of any kind other than the so-called "Celtic Orthodox Church"
on the second floor of a book store in the middle of the village), as you
say: It is a charitable thing for Arbp. Anthony to do. It's just not usual.
Mea culpa, mea culpa, mea maxima culpa.