I meant that the Serbs "saved" us in the technical way rather than the
eternal way.In the context I used it, the Serbians DID in fact save our
church by their generosity and help. Much of my family was there in Belgrade
when it happened (because Serbia was the only country that would accept them
as refugees from Russia at that time during the revolution).
Also, don't forget that Metropolitan Vitaly issued an ukaz stating that we
pray for our brethren in Serbia in all of our services during the bombing in
The instructions for the service and the text that was to be served at this
time said the following:
"At the augmented litany at the end of the moleben, after the petitions for
the Episcopate, for Russia and for this Country, read the following:
"Again we pray for the Orthodox Episcopate of the Church of Serbia, their
clergy and flock, and for their salvation""
From: Valentina Grigorieva [mailto:valioucha@...
Sent: Thursday, November 01, 2001 2:04 PM
Subject: RE: [orthodox-synod] Simple Solution:
--- "Ledkovsky, Nina" <nina_ledkovsky@...
a écrit : > Kato,
> PS. Do you understand the fact that if not for the
> Serbian Church - we would
> not even exist. The Serbian Church SAVED us.
Dear Nina, these words seem a bit extreme and too much
personal of an assertion : of course the Serbian
Church helped us, gave asylum to thousands of families
and clergy, supported our Church, but did not SAVE us.
Our Lord saves only.
If not for the Serbian Church, GOD only knows what
would have happened to us. The rest is assumptions.
In 1943, the USSR recognized the government of Tito,
and at the end of WW II, the Serbian Church recognized
the authority of the Russian Patriarch Serge (you can
imagine under what pressure) but did not cut their
links with our Church. That same Serbian Church who is
participating to the ecumenist heresy via the
Ecumenical Council of Churches, side by side with
Better to remain close to facts than to build
assumptions fitting with the current stream.
Valentina by the streams of Med. Sea.
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