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Re: [orthodox-synod] False conceptions about canons and ecclesiastical authority

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  • Fr. John R. Shaw
    ... JRS: So was Nestorius! But both were given every opportunity to speak and be heard. It was *they* who refused the offer: the Church did not refuse to hear
    Message 1 of 2 , Feb 20, 2003
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      Serge Rust wrote:

      > Fr Alexander, I appreciate your attempt to Ā«save the
      > appearancesĀ».
      > But vl. Varnava was sentenced before (and without) being heard,
      > and so was his clergy in France. This is a fact.

      JRS: So was Nestorius!

      But both were given every opportunity to speak and be heard. It was
      *they* who refused the offer: the Church did not refuse to hear them.

      > This fact is contrary to both the letter and the spirit of
      > Christianity. This has to be acknowledged as not coming from God, and
      > rescinded, rather than cynically and publicly applauded.

      JRS: I agree. You could, therefore, stop "cynically and publicly"
      applauding what these people are doing...

      In Christ
      Fr. John R. Shaw
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