(Under Soviet Rule Was Met.Anastassy's Last Will)
- vkozyreff wrote:
>I say:That is a very interesting statement. You admit, that *even you* might
>This is irrelevant. If I had lived under Soviet rule, possibly I
>would have been a sergianist.
have been a sergianist, i.e. an apologist for the Soviets, had you been
in the USSR during those times.
Hello! That is an important part of the argument. You were in the West,
so like most hyphenated Russians living Abroad, we all despise
sergianism. *They*, the poor Russians in the Soviet Union, did not have
that luxury of freedom. We can hypothesize for ages how any one of
might have reacted had we been faced with the grimness of Soviet
reality. But that fact is, we weren't there and we can never know. So,
perhaps we should be at least more understanding of those that were.
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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