On 3 Jul 01, at 9:04, Rev. John R. Shaw wrote:
> On Mon, 2 Jul 2001 intrprtr@... wrote:
> > THE VISION SEEN BY JOSEPH MUΡOS
> > In the third and final -- part of the vision, Joseph saw a cross, in
> > that selfsame desert, which was particularly black in colour -- and,
> > crucified upon it, dressed in full vestments, and with a mitre [upon his
> > head], was Vladyka Vitaly...
> > After Joseph recounted his vision, we became ill at ease. "Crucifixion
> > is a symbol of victory, is it not?" we asked. "There was no victory
> > here: it was a corpse that hung upon the cross..."
> I also heard of this vision, orally, essentially as described
> above, but nevertheless the implications of it, as told to me the first
> time, may have been the exact reverse of those that it was meant to
> suggest as given by the poster above.
> In Christ
> Fr. John R. Shaw
I don't know who the commentator is but in the paragraph that begins "After
Joseph recounted..." the commentator's interpretation is that there is no
victory here because "it was a corpse that hung upon the cross..."
Well, I have news for him: even the LORD GOD hung as a Corpse upon the
cross, and there was victory there!