I agree with this.
To wish evil on another really isn't what we stand for. Lent is
suppose to be a time of forgiveness and understanding.
For anyone to go out and do otherwise isn't right.
I guess it all comes down to the fact about how many times did Christ
command us to turn the other cheek? Or the story of the prodigal son?
I cannot see this as anything more than that and by no means a
YOURS IN CHRIST
Drayton Valley, Alberta
--- In orthodox-synod@y..., Hristofor <hristofor@m...> wrote:
> Hmm. In his sermon on the Triumph of Orthodoxy, our ROCA parish
> us that we had to pray for our enemies. I assumed that to include
> Orthodox and heterodox.
> What sin did the Patriarch possibly commit by sending a harmless
> Greeting to the Pope of Rome? After all that Rome has done to both
> Russian Orthodox Church and the Church as a whole, it would seem
> greeting sent by the Patriarch would be an act of humility. (Of
> he has some ulterior motives, it would then be hypocritical, though
> not privy to the Patriarch's thoughts...)
> At 06:34 PM 3/31/2002, you wrote:
> >Here is a letter to pope of Rome from Mr. Ridiger.
> > Subdeacon Kirill
> >P.S. Sorry for clumsy translation, didn't have much
> >time to play with. If anyone is interested to make a
> >better translation and publish it on a list here is a
> >link to the original site:
> >The patriarch Moscow and all Russia Alexii II has
> >directed to Pope John Paul II congratulations on a
> >holiday of Easter. " Christ is Risen! " - with such
> >words the primate Russian Orthodox Church has
> >addressed to Pope John Paul II in the message which
> >was transferred to "Interfax". " Over the reverential
> >trembling and exulting praying before a secret of
> >Revival is triumphed nowadays by Church of Christ the
> >Sacred Easter ", - is spoken in the telegram of the
> >Patriarch. " Death! Where your sting? A hell! Where
> >your victory? " - the Allmighty God has reminded
> >Alexii II words of prophet Osia, having expressed
> >hope, that, according to apostle Paul, " resurrect us
> >by Thou Power"." These joyful days, with love and
> >easter kiss congratulating you, - writes, addressing
> >to to Pope, the Patriarch, - from the bottom of the
> >heart always I wish you to be pleased, incessantly to
> >pray, for all to thank and invariable to stay in
> >unfading light of Revival of Christ. Yes will keep and
> >God will strengthen you, increasing greatly your
> >forces, on much and good summers(years)! "
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