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MP Metropolitan Kyril talks about "almost immidiate" unification???

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  • byakimov@csc.com.au
    Only yesterday, so to speak, no one wanted to know the clever foreign church minister and/or minister for tobacco & now this metropolitan is already calling
    Message 1 of 1 , Dec 1, 2003
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      Only yesterday, so to speak, no one wanted to know the clever " foreign
      church
      minister and/or minister for tobacco" & now this metropolitan is already
      calling the shots or so it seems.....

      Truly now, as never before, the words of blessed in memory Metropolitan
      Philaret should fill our hearts & minds ?Hold that fast which thou hast?
      (Hold Fast to What You Have ie our ROCA )(Rev. 3:11).

      Our Beloved Metropolitan wrote : "In our days of many sorrows, temptations
      & evil, these words from Revelations take an important relevance. They
      remind us of the precious spiritual treasure which we, the children of the
      Russian Orthodox Church Abroad, possess.

      Yes, we are rich. The spiritual wealth is that which the Church holds, and
      which belongs to all Her faithful children. The teachings of our faith -
      our wonderful, saving Orthodox faith; the many living examples -- people
      living by the Faith and high standards and rules of the Church, thus
      achieving a holy purity; the beauty and greatness of our Orthodox church
      services and the living participation in them through faith and prayer; the
      richness of a Grace-filled spiritual life available to everyone; and as the
      crowning glory, the unity of the Church by the same love as that which
      Christ spoke of when He said; "By this all men will know that you are my
      disciples, if you have love for one another."

      + Metropolitan Philaret

      ".......According to the tenets of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of
      Russia, one of the primary tasks of our Church is to spiritually sustain
      the Russian Orthodox flock in the diaspora, regardless of their
      nationality, and to preserve and strengthen the purity and untaintedness of
      the Holy Orthodox Faith in the souls of our faithful. This goal, the
      salvation of the souls of the flock which has been entrusted to us, remains
      the most important goal for our Russian Church Abroad. May the
      blessings of God upon you! +Metropolitan Laurus 21 November 2003"

      We , who consider ourselves to be the faithful children of ROCA. should
      listen with all our heart to our beloved Father amongst the Saints - ( I
      know many consider metr. Philaret a saint not as yet proclaimed by our
      Sobor of Bishops) blessed in memory Metropolitan Philaret & cherish our
      ROCA as never before & not give in to any MP temptations, nor listen to any
      MP metropolitan (in the MP itself some call metr. Kyril the minister for
      tobacco & ....).

      I for one am listening to his Eminence Metropolitan Laurus but I am also
      listening to the multitude of blessed in memory metropolitans,
      archbishops, bishops (clergy of all ranks) and faithful children of ROCA.
      However, I cannot listen to the voice of the sergianinist/ecumenist MP &
      those that are trying to unite ROCA with the MP prematurely.

      Dear Vladyka Philaret & the multitude of our Fathers ( You who are in the
      Lord's care) pray for all the faithful children of ROCA today.

      unworthy protodeacon Basil from Canberra

      http://www.rusk.ru/newsdata.php?idar=311366 (in Russian)


      Воссоединение Зарубежной Церкви с Московским Патриархатом может произойти
      в близком будущем - митрополит Кирилл


      Воссоединение Русской Православной Церкви Зарубежом с Московским
      Патриархатом может произойти в самом ближайшем будущем, сообщил в интервью
      "Интерфаксу" в среду глава Отдела внешних связей Московского патриархата
      митрополит Кирилл.
      "Самое неблагодарное дело - это определять какие-то сроки, все-таки
      десятилетия мы были в разделении, но я не вижу на повестке дня тех
      проблем, которые отодвинули бы эти сроки в далекую перспективу. Все может
      и должно решиться в самом ближайшем будущем", - сказал митрополит Кирилл.
      Он выразил надежду, что предстоящий визит в Москву главы Зарубежной церкви
      митрополита Лавра ускорит переговорный процесс.
      "Очень надеемся, что в январе в Москву по приглашению Святейшего Патриарха
      Алексия II приедет глава Русской Православной Зарубежной Церкви и наши
      переговоры получат еще один важный импульс", - сказал митрополит Кирилл.
      Интерфакс
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