First, I want to thank Igumeniya Juliana for her reply.
Then, I would like to make a comment: When I posted "ROCOR situation/
dialogue/union???", I asked to be enlightened about the letter to our
Hierarchs from the signed by a group of clergy. My questions are,
Why dialogue and/or union now?
Is it dialogue and union that is wanted (as stated in the letter), or
now just dialogue?
I think, personally, that if the priests who signed onto this letter
would come forth with some expalanations, that it might help matters.
Also, personally, it couldn't turn out worse than endless discussions
about whether or not Metropolitan Vitaly was kidnapped, and by whom, or
constant referrals to the "Lavrite Robber Synod"-which I find most
Another question-what will be the practical results of union with the
MP in regards to our relation with the Greek, Romanian, and Bulgarian
Old Calendarists? What about ecumenism in the MP? If the ROCOR 'unites'
or 'reunites' with the MP, what about being in communioon with all of
'World Orthodoxy'? And their positions on ecumenism, monophysites,
Now, I realize that I am an insignificant layman; however, if has been
several days since I posted my questions; I would think that one of the
clergy who urges dialogue and/or union with the MP would expplain his
convictions. Or, perhaps, these reasons are to be kept in the dark, as
the letter to the Sobor apparently was supposed to?
With Love in Christ,