Re: [orthodox-synod] More on the 1945 Epistle by Metropolitan Anastassy
- In a message dated 24/02/03 15:37:25 GMT Standard Time,
> If this occurred now, and if there were photographs of MetropolitanWhat are you saying, then, Fr. Alexander? That you would be quite happy to
> Anastassy standing next to the Dean of St. Paul's (who was probably
> vested), giving a blessing to the Anglican flock--they would be plastered
> all over the Internet as proof that the ROCOR was an ecumenist-heretic
stand next to the Dean of St. Paul's today and bless his flock? I bet you
they wouldn't fall on their knees in tribute to the martyred Russian Church!
Tell me frankly: do you think it is right for you, as an Orthodox priest, to
concelebrate with Anglican priests? If not, then why bring up this example,
which refers to rather a unique occasion and concatenation of circumstances
and sentiments, which would be unrepeatable today?
As far as I can judge from your account, M. Anastasy did not actually
concelebrate with the Anglicans. He blessed a flock that was deeply moved by
the exploit of the Russian martyrs. That sentiment merited a blessing. I
don't see it in the Anglican church now.
Times do change, as you yourself noted.
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