Re: [orthodox-synod] Re: Met.Anastassy's Last Will and Testament of 1957
- larry most <larrymost2002@...> a écrit : >
> GLORY TO JESUS CHRIST - GLORY TO HIM FOREVERBeliever he is,
> Dear Vladimir,
> I've read quite a bit of Russian History, and unless
> it is all lies, not all of those Tsars were
> wonderful. As a matter of fact, after reading the
> diaries of Nicholas and Alexandria, how could any
> nation expect one man, no matter how much of a
Dear Sub-Deacon Lawrence, in fact a Tsar was not only
a “man” or a « believer » but an « an
anointed one”. They are not supposed to be
"wonderful" but to reign over a huge country.
Moreover, the last Tsar Nicholas as been glorified by
our Church, so he is also a Saint. Yes the MP also
glorified Nicholas but as a simple man-martyr (again,
they rejected the chance to repent for the sin of
murdering the anointed one), and only under
people’s pressure. They were not at the origin
of that act. Moreover, by now there must be a majority
of bishops in the MP who would have been opposed to
that glorification of a “Tsar-martyr”,
surely pro-ecumenists, and they don’t hide their
ideas. I guess the “man-martyr” was the
only compromise they found between themselves to
respond to people worshiping Tzar’s icons.
to be able to totally govern a
nation of that size and complexity
you just made the point! At the end of the 19th
century/beginning of 20th cent. Russia had reached
such a high rate of development (economical,
industrial, social) that it was envied by all the
other European nations. And one man only was reigning
with God’s help.
. I know, that's the modern American in me
Yes! But if you don’t read any Russian neither
know a Russian émigré whose parent were born in
Russian beg. 20th cent. then you are quite forgiven,
because that history of Russia is not exactly the one
taught at school, even in Europe. I should say,
precisely in Europe!
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- Vladimir Moss wrote:
I have faith - that is,
> certain belief - in the prophecies of the saints concerning theresurrection
> of Holy Russia through a True Orthodox Tsar who will overthrow almostall the
> hierarchs of the official church. You do not have this faith.JRS: Did it ever occur to you that what you are yearning for is quite
contrary to the Canons?
However, we ought not to be as concerned about the future, as about the
present. Who can say how long any of us might live?
Somewhere C. S. Lewis wrote that the communists lived for the future,
and justified everything they did by the utopia that was to come. But
while their expected utopia never came, what was real was all the
destruction and murder they committed trying to achieve it.
It is quite possible to live for a "future Tsardom" that we may never
see. But all of the discord, the schisms, the confusion of the faithful
supposedly justified by that future reign of justice on earth, is real
Fr. John R. Shaw