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“Our country does not want war, it wants peace. It has not decreed this memorial season as an honor to war, with its terrible waste and attendant train of suffering and hardship which reaches onward into the years of peace. Yet war is not the worst of evils, and these days have been set apart to do honor to all those, now gone, who made the cause of America their supreme choice. Some fell with the word of Patrick Henry, “Give me liberty, or give me death,” almost ringing in their ears. Some heard that word across the intervening generations and were still obedient to its call. It is to the spirit of those men, exhibited in all our wars, to the spirit that places the devotion to freedom and truth above the devotion to life, that the nation pays its ever enduring mark of reverence and respect.” – President Calvin Coolidge, May 30, 1923 -The Destiny of America
» Posted By Anna Rowe On May 27, 2013 @ 5:47 pm
Thank you for the correction. It is much appreciated.
» Posted By Anna Rowe On April 2, 2013 @ 8:36 am
» Posted By Anna Rowe On April 2, 2013 @ 7:56 am
As we are all sinners we must all repent. Having said that ,I believe the message of not just the OCA but Orthodoxy is so much more. There is compassion, forgiveness, and salvaltion. As sinners we are not abandoned nor should we abandon sinners.
You stated: “The leaders of this organization, who seem to be the members of the synod and the folks in Syosett, have not conformed in any way, shape or form to basic Christian teachings. The OCA is not being built on Jesus, the cornerstone, it is being built on whim, nastiness, greed, envy, pride and etc. ”
These are very strong words and accusations and I do not believe they are true but I understand why you may think this way.
» Posted By Anna Rowe On March 30, 2013 @ 12:55 pm
I “feel” your statements are negative and I don’t agree with them. The Metropolitan went to the Pope’s Enthronement. It is what it is and nothing more. I’m not so worried about status and being an anomaly. Orthodoxy in America is an anamoly in itself. Although the OCA has been around for decades it is a baby relatively speaking and I’m not ready to throw the baby out with the bath water just yet. The OCA will heal. I remember when the OCA began and will continue to support it. You stated in another post that the Orthodoxy is moving forward and the OCA will be left behind. What does “forward” mean? I suspect it isn’t.
» Posted By Anna Rowe On March 29, 2013 @ 7:08 pm
Yes, I’m glad the Metropolitan and Father Tosi returned safely.
» Posted By Anna Rowe On March 28, 2013 @ 3:06 am
The Metropolitan and Father Tosi look happy in the photo and many of us share that happiness and that they had the opportunity to attend and return.
» Posted By Anna Rowe On March 26, 2013 @ 6:01 pm
I am posting in reply to your post as it is the only one working that is closely appropriate. Please forgive me.
There is the Handbook for Church Servers (Nastolnaya Kniga) by Sergei V. Bulgakov. There is a section regarding Communion and the Deaconate. The deacon’s authority comes from the bishop. The chalice should not be handed over to the deacon. Perhaps this book is no longer used or it’s just for Russian Orthodox???
Thumbs up Dan. That’s not working either.
» Posted By Anna Rowe On March 27, 2013 @ 7:17 pm
The disability was cancer and the roadblock was financial.
» Posted By Anna Rowe On March 23, 2013 @ 3:08 pm
I understand. Church should never be a place to go and be disgusted or frustrated or even angry if that is the case. If one finds a better place one is most fortunate. There are those who choose to stay for whatever reason. We should honor each others decisions to stay or go and move on.
» Posted By Anna Rowe On March 14, 2013 @ 5:50 pm
And those who shift churches, whether schismatic or not, and continue to bash their former parish are IMHO – angry. I pray they rejoice in their new home and find peace.
» Posted By Anna Rowe On March 13, 2013 @ 7:15 pm
The deacon’s authority comes from the bishop. A deacon does not act unilaterally. The former Metropolitan Jonah confirmed proper pastoral practice back in June or July 2011. There is no cathedral policy. What does “long termer” mean ?
» Posted By Anna Rowe On March 13, 2013 @ 5:50 pm
You wrote :
In fact, it was Cathedral policy to allow deacons to administer communion, and necessarily the authority to administer communion comes with it the responsibilty to protect the chalice.
Is this in writing and when was this implemented? Was former Metroploitan Jonah made aware of this policy?
» Posted By Anna Rowe On March 13, 2013 @ 3:00 am
The way I understand your post is you are equating our soldiers to terrorists. Terrorists go after innocent people…intentionally with no regard for human life. They scare and seek what will get them the greatest publicity. Our soldiers are trained to prevent such acts; defend the nation and the 1st amendment which allows one the freedom to imply our soldiers are killers or terrorists which IMHO is an abuse of this right.
» Posted By Anna Rowe On February 16, 2013 @ 5:56 pm
Women serving in “combat roles” (artillery, infantry, armor) has nothing to do with women wanting to be like men. Woman already serve in combat. Nothing to do with their personae but your perception. I’m sure conjecture will follow. I’ve had the honor to be among our men and women in the military for many years and I’ve respected each and every one of them. Be grateful young Americans are willing to serve and defend this nation so you can have the freedom to run blogs. Take a walk through Walter Reed it will take your mind off sodomy.
» Posted By Anna Rowe On February 7, 2013 @ 6:53 pm
In response to your post February 10, 2013 at 1:50 pm. You wrote:
I believe I remember reading that Anna Rowe doesn’t like it that Deacon Brian Patrick Mitchell refused to give Communion to a lesbian couple.
-I don’t believe it is any deacon’s place to refuse communion to anyone.
Now she comes into this discussion and makes a couple of cute, “I’m-smarter-than-you-are” remarks. Michael and Anna Can’t Be Wrong; after all, it’s the rest of us.
-OK. I think my face should hurt but, it doesn’t.
» Posted By Anna Rowe On February 10, 2013 @ 5:16 pm
Clearly you need to make your posts more “ducky-horsey”.
» Posted By Anna Rowe On February 8, 2013 @ 3:15 am
Hmmm, I have no problem understanding what you write though, I have the decoder ring.
» Posted By Anna Rowe On February 7, 2013 @ 5:59 pm
» Posted By Anna Rowe On November 15, 2012 @ 7:14 pm
Memory Eternal! May her family have peace and healing.
» Posted By Anna Rowe On November 18, 2012 @ 5:11 pm
All In The Family,
You are not coming from a good place.
» Posted By Anna Rowe On October 25, 2012 @ 6:35 pm
There isn’t any impediment.
» Posted By Anna Rowe On October 24, 2012 @ 6:32 pm
Even before Father Dimitri, Fathers Paul and Arkady, embraced serving in English and adding English to the liturgy at St. Nicholas. The reason was obvious – for the first and second generations! This was quite radical at that time. To say that the addition of another priest is a scandal is going a bit far. It’s tiring to serve 2 liturgies and having priests who can serve in more than one language is a good thing. I remember when Father Denis first came to St. Nicholas. He has always been pious and kind as have been all the priests since St. Nicholas came to be.
» Posted By Anna Rowe On October 24, 2012 @ 6:27 pm
Amen, my brother.
» Posted By Anna Rowe On October 10, 2012 @ 6:15 pm
It’s Archpriest John Perich or Father John. Also, using the + business is no respect to our bishops. By the way, do you represent The Village Voice or work for them?
» Posted By Anna Rowe On October 8, 2012 @ 6:00 pm
Furthermore, even if they are well cathechized, they think that the local church that they grew up in is normative for all other local churches.
This also allows for not all local churches being a good fit for all.
» Posted By Anna Rowe On January 31, 2013 @ 6:47 pm
I totally understand what you are saying.
» Posted By Anna Rowe On January 31, 2013 @ 6:30 pm
Threatened….hardly so. He told you why.
» Posted By Anna Rowe On October 2, 2012 @ 11:11 am
I find your posts positive, thoughtful, and full of hope. I look forward to reading them and have gone back to read all your previous posts. The members of your chuch are most fortunate. Thank you. Anna
» Posted By Anna Rowe On September 29, 2012 @ 1:59 pm
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I’m getting coulrophobic.
» Posted By Anna Rowe On September 21, 2012 @ 6:18 pm