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This last petition is interesting indeed, to put it politely. The presumption being that that last time, He called forth a Metropolitan of little wisdom, one who didn’t understand, and didn’t cooperate with our Holy Synod, pastors and faithful.
And if that isn’t enough, it goes on…
…that together we may be that light on the lampstand and the salt of the earth… Does anybody else find the following line somewhat pompous? This is for our “penitential gathering” in Parma? Our OCA Holy Synod approved this?
This is off topic so forgive me, but on another note its frustrating that oca.org keeps churning out this You/Your, “common man” language, when the majority of our parishes use Thee/Thou, at least in addressing the Divine (yes, we all know the problems with this). Why do they do this? Indeed many parishes in the DOS, DOW and Alaska use thee/thou throughout. What oca.org puts out is not consistent with a couple generations of SVS, STS, and Soroka music. I assume that the powers that be in the OCA translation and music departments have decided to move forward by dumbing it all down. So the supposition is that the entire continent must use our new and improved “common man” language and if not, you can change it on your own time. Every week, the choir director has to change the language of the weekly hymns (at minimum tropars and kondaks) put out by oca.org (to address the Divine and to be consistent with the rest of our liturgical music) and it’s tiresome.
A couple years ago, +Jonah blessed STS’s latest printing of the Sluzhebnik, in consistent traditional Thee/Thou language. It was an improvement over the former printings and gave some hope that things were headed in the right direction. I guess that’s over.
Forgive me, I had to vent. Stepping down from my soapbox…
» Posted By Reader Daniel On September 18, 2012 @ 12:58 pm
At the AAC in Pittsburgh in ‘08, +Jonah did express hope that we’d finally pull out, to considerable applause if I remember correctly. It was then debated for a short while…a few spoke eloquently why we need to pull out, and Kishkovsky gave his usual defense. But the momentum of the arguments and general feeling of the room were not in Fr. Leonid’s favor. Nevertheless, further discussion was tabled to another time, perhaps another AAC. Any chance NCC/WCC withdrawal will be on the agenda in November?
» Posted By Reader Daniel On September 26, 2011 @ 5:53 pm
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Ha! 48 hours later and not a word from Stan…
» Posted By Reader Daniel On May 26, 2011 @ 3:37 pm