Re: [orthodox-synod] Re: Holy and worldly mathematics
- Vladimir Kozyreff wrote:
> Vl Seraphim has sent, at about the same moment that the article wasJRS: As I wrote earlier, I had a correspondence with Vl. Seraphim of
> published, a letter of about the same content as the article's to Vl
> Lavr. It would be most interesting to see whether the ROCOR will
> publish it, but I fear she will not.
blessed memory, in late 1997 and early 1998, which was before his
Most of the content was about liturgical matters, as Vl. Seraphim had a
wonderful knowledge of these things.
However, one point about "ecclesiology" that did come up, was his clear
and strong support of our fraternal ties with the Serbian Patriarchate,
for which he had great respect.
We have already had long discussions about the authority of "private
letters" and "personal opinions". But even these had been *signed*
letters -- not anonymous writings, that appeared under a "nom de
If Vl. Seraphim sent a private letter [not an "open letter"] to Vl.
Lavr, and did not desire to make it public, how did you come to read
Fr. John R. Shaw
- Dear Mr. Boitchenko,
The most important think for a captain is the safety of the ship and
crew. Captains can take whatever advice they want, but they should
take first the advice of their experienced and respected teachers and
colleagues before they embark for dangerous crossings by new routes
to new destinations.
They should also refer to the classical teaching that they followed
when they were trained. Examples of authoritative messages of caution
to innovative captains have been numerous on this forum recently (See
messages 9613, 9695, 9693, etc.etc).
The fact that those messages of caution are systematically denied,
ignored or deleted by the shipping company is worrying and seems to
sign a change in the latter's policy. The management's denial sounds
like a confirmation. A significant part of the fleet seems to have
been lost and more losses are predicted.
--- In email@example.com, "V. Boitchenko"
> Should captains take advice from "concerned passengers" as well?
> >>As a rule, captains do take the weather warnings into account,
> because their duty is to protect the ship and the crew at any cost
> and because they know that they get severely condemned in case of
> avoidable accident. At sea, captains have an obligation of results,
> and they get condemned even if they took only one precaution when
> they might have taken two of them. I guess you would not be
> reassured, if you were on a ship commanded by a reckless captain,
> with your brothers, sisters and all those who are dear to you.
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