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Neither you nor +Tikhon know how +Jonah’s parents are living, but that does not stop you from having an opinion. Interesting.
My point was +Tikhon has steady income, doesn’t matter how, it matters that he does-so why not tell someone else how to live on $1000 a month! What an idea!
Now here is the real challenge-I challenge you not to have the last word here, dear Bishop . . . .
» Posted By colette On April 7, 2013 @ 6:02 pm
Collecting Social Security, living rent free and collecting an OCA pension-you sounds pretty set up. How can you possibly relate to +Jonah’s situation and secondly how uncharitable of you.
» Posted By colette On April 5, 2013 @ 6:18 pm
Do your feelings on what +Jonah should get have anything to do with your retirement package?
» Posted By colette On April 4, 2013 @ 10:56 am
I’d be happy too in Rome . . . . especially if the OCA paid for it.
» Posted By colette On March 28, 2013 @ 7:28 pm
It’s a great church Tim and one I think is safe from a lot of the encroachments from secularism. . . .
» Posted By colette On March 28, 2013 @ 9:02 am
Wow Um. You stated some things I have only wondered about. Sad.
» Posted By colette On March 15, 2013 @ 8:44 pm
Yes but Boo is saying that he can however wear priestly garb and is still a priest.
» Posted By colette On March 13, 2013 @ 9:53 am
Well Yo, I left so I don’t know now.
» Posted By colette On March 21, 2013 @ 7:28 pm
Well Fr. John this was why this situation was so horrendous, why people finally left and why people didn’t want to talk about it in detail here or anywhere. There was a reverse persecution, if you will to anyone confronting the issue.
Now, I don’t know for a fact that the priest is a practicing homosexual but it is common knowledge that he lives with an acknowledged homosexual and owns property with him in Canada.
» Posted By colette On March 21, 2013 @ 7:02 pm
Yes it does, but the “authority ” of the Bishop came after the fact, knowing the church would explode if he did’nt throw a bone to the unknowing (my opinion). . . . I believe deacons should not administer communion, but it makes no sense if he is put in authority of the communion cup not then to gaurd it. If they were not to turn anyone away then neither of the dn’s seemed to know it. It was never discussed. How then can anyone jump on the dn. for this? That is not being fair. This should have been an oportunity for the communicant to have-for the first time- clear guidance of the faith, clear boundaries. Instead they got mixed mesages and confussion. If anything I’d say you had a unilateral priest.
» Posted By colette On March 15, 2013 @ 5:46 pm
First of all, thank you for referring to me as one among the saints . . . we’ll see.
Secondly what are you talking about . . ?? I think you’ve misunderstood something. . . . perhaps a lot of somethings . . .
Thirdly were you there at the Church experiencing any of this? Think for a moment how many people got out of there and not because of the dn.– because he left. There was one message- the one everyone should have been on board with from the Bishop and another from a priest undermining the Bishop followed by parishioners in some sort of leadership and then other priests trying to hold the fort down not knowing what they were doing-it was utter chaos. I believe +Jonah was in the perfect storm which was just waiting to happen in that parish. In any other parish this would have been a non event.
» Posted By colette On March 15, 2013 @ 5:16 pm
To be clear, it’s not anger, it’s disgust. And it is only at particular persons.
» Posted By colette On March 14, 2013 @ 10:54 am
The Wedding at Cana was Jesus first miracle . . . . He mentions it, just not in our terms.
» Posted By colette On March 13, 2013 @ 9:45 am
They have made their mistakes (who hasn’t) but more importantly they have also corrected them . . .
» Posted By colette On March 13, 2013 @ 9:28 am
It has been my observation that people at the Cathedral don’t read what is in their policies, they follow their own rules. Many in recent years started reading the rules only to find out that long termers seemed not to know them nor wanted to follow them . . . . Anyway, I’d like to know too if this is written anywhere Ken.
» Posted By colette On March 13, 2013 @ 9:25 am
It was clear what +Jonah believed. The Dn. was in compliance with +Jonah, but could not get a decent conversation about this matter with the Priest currently in charge, so he went to a senior Dn and that Dn said he wouldn’t commune them. So that is what the Dn did. This Dn is a military man. He understands the orders of command and following orders. There was no arrogance.
» Posted By colette On March 13, 2013 @ 9:15 am
How on earth would +Jonah have surrendered the OCA to the MP on his own?! This is absurd. +Jonah presented the question and wanted discussion-and that’s it. Why, because the OCA ‘s vision did not pan out and it was/is not in a good position. You drank the cool-aid that he was unilateral, you bought the bait. That was all part of a ploy to get rid of him. He made people nervous . . .thinking . . charisma . . . traditionalist . . . oh no not someone who really believes, heavens no . . . makes the rest look bad. . . .he might actually do something . . .
» Posted By colette On March 13, 2013 @ 8:57 am
What is the current relationship of SVOTS in the OCA? Isn’t SVOTS wanting to be more independent of the OCA?
» Posted By colette On March 13, 2013 @ 8:21 am
I thought Carl, you believe ROCOR schismatic?
» Posted By colette On March 13, 2013 @ 8:15 am
Daniel your response shows either ;
1) you have no idea what is actually going on in the OCA around the country or
2) you don’t care what the Orthodox teach or practice and do not care to ‘pass on’ the faith.
I have stated before that people on the National Cathedral’s (DC) Parish Council when presented with quotes of the Orthodox understanding of marriage/sexuality from Scripture, Canons, Councils, Fathers–in order to reaffirm what the OCA already proclaimed in its Statues– stated that that was not Orthodox. They were totally unaware of their own history and practice. Some made statements such as, ‘That’s not in the Creed . . .’. Others said, “that’s outdated” . . . The very thing the Orthodox need is to hear what we believe. There was no better way to handle the chaos and lack of faith within the Church than to present a clear, simple teaching on what the Orthodox believe and practice. Metropolitan Jonah was correct in how he handled this.
» Posted By colette On March 13, 2013 @ 8:09 am
That would be something-really.
» Posted By colette On March 15, 2013 @ 7:30 pm
“While a lawsuit by one clergyman against another is frowned upon or inappropriate or even against canons,”
I believe there are canons that give instruction on how to sue . . .
» Posted By colette On February 19, 2013 @ 10:16 am
I was just going to write this. If he’s going to do this-do it all and do it right.
» Posted By colette On February 19, 2013 @ 10:13 am
This is a great article by Schmemenn-funny thing-I don’t think you believe it. You seem to buy into secularism and deny the very changing grace of Christ, because you buy into what you believe “Science” has determined. Just replace a few words here with your implications and the bottom line-you have replaced the faith with secular knowledge . . . .
” Yet it is precisely these good, active generous and church-minded people, it is indeed the Church and not the “lost sheep”, that find and declare it “impossible” to accept much of the canonical, doctrinal, liturgical and primal tradition of Orthodoxy. At the same time, however, they ,claim that they are perfectly Orthodox and are indeed acknowledged as such by their pastors and hierarchy. This is the radically new fact of our existence. For again there have always been “compromises” in the Church, there have always been minimalistic attitudes among clergy and laity. But they were always recognized as such, never accepted as the norm. A Christian could think it impossible for him to live by Christian standards, but it never entered his mind to minimize the demands of the Church. But when well-intentioned and responsible people in all sincerity declare that these demands are impossible because they do not fit into the “American way of life”, when a substantial majority of Bishops, priests and laymen agree with them, when, furthermore, what is declared impossible is not something secondary and historically conditioned—as, for example, the long hair and specific clerical garb of the priests—but belongs to the very essence of Orthodoxy (e.g., the place of the Priest in the parish), then the time has come to ask: what is the mysterious obstacle which makes it impossible for Orthodoxy to be Orthodox?
» Posted By colette On February 18, 2013 @ 8:55 am
Helga, you are most certainly right-what a pleasant surprise– a feeling of excitement about one’s faith and hope for the future when +Jonah was elected. At this point your Grace, I don’t care what the administration of the OCA said or thought when he was elected. I clearly have no confidence in what they think or do at this point.
» Posted By colette On February 18, 2013 @ 9:45 am
Um, ok, I see how you are using this term and it fits in most circles, but in an Orthodox world we don’t use it. It has another meaning. Like the term icon. I realize art historians and computer geeks use the term differently, but we use it specifically to us, and so with this word “denominations”. . . . it hurts our ears-or eyes in this case.
» Posted By colette On February 18, 2013 @ 9:35 am
I’m not opposed to the idea of gathering the clergy and furthering education, although funding is a problem, but more so I don’t trust What they will be encouraging. I would have a different plan for this, one not so expensive and more natural to Orthodoxy.
» Posted By colette On February 14, 2013 @ 5:40 pm
ROCOR is the fastest growing Jurisdiction. What do you mean it is dying?
» Posted By colette On February 8, 2013 @ 3:56 pm
That’s a very good point
» Posted By colette On February 7, 2013 @ 6:06 pm
Back To Stats Page
“My guess at this point is the we and ROCOR will get closer in the coming years.”
That’s my hope too.
» Posted By colette On February 18, 2013 @ 9:49 am