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[orthodox-synod] Re: "name calling"

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  • Caryn
    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
    Message 1 of 5 , Oct 31, 1999
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      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.

      Irina



      > Irina,
      >
      > 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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