Re: Archimandrite Tikhon (Shevkunov): "Monasteries and Monastic Life in
--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, byakimov@c... wrote:
Our Lord Jesus Christ forgive me a sinner but I cannot fathom the
real reasons for the RUSH to unity when the MP is still sergianist &
ecumenist - the words of the MP SOBOR have not been promulgated in to
the life of the MP, especially at the top ... Bishops still
vigorously participate in the various ecuminist forums , including
protodeacon Basil from Canberra
o. Vasily, is there a double-standard here? You serve
with "ecuemenist" Serbians (as do I, and the rest of the clergy in
the ANZ diocese), yet, you have a problem with the "ecuemenist"
In my view, there is nothing wrong with forums. There is no serving
going on at these gatherings, so what's wrong with giving the world
an Orthodox perspective? Seems more apostolic than apocolyptic.
These types of anti-MP attitudes seem to be more emotionally charged,
based on the past, rather than the real issues of today. This
reminds me of a Russian choral concert I conducted a few years
back... some of the older guests (and even members of the choir)
were critical of the local ROC-MP priest showing up - 'smotri,
krasnij zayavilsya' or 'how dare he show up to OUR event'. Yet,
nobody seemed to care about the fact that our archbishop was sitting
next to one of the local Anglican priests.