[orthodox-synod] Re: "name calling"
- Dear Peter,
You are saying, I believe, to be guided by your own (my own)
Bishop/Spiritual Father; and you are so right. That is the only way to go.
It is too confusing otherwise.
> Perhaps what I am about to say lacks the support of tradition
> or is phrased in a non-traditional way, however...recognizing that
> there are many varieties of hierarch, presbyter, monastic, and laity
> out there in that rather large and diverse world, I have tried to follow
> this rule I set for myself...
> If my bishop would not approve of my taking communion from this
> hierarch's/presbyter's hand, why am I here kissing his hand?
> This is not to judge the man personally or his jurisdiction, simply to
> reflect that I am part of my bishop's flock and look to him to discern
> why, when, where, and with whom we are in unity at any given time.
> Sinful, Peter
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