On Tuesday, the official website of the MP Department for External Church Relations reported that Orthodox clergy served the Divine Liturgy for the first time in Pinar del Río, the westernmost Cuban province. Fr Dmitri Orekhov, the rector of Mother of God of Kazan parish in Havana led the service. Russian residents of Pinar del Río Province, parishioners of the Havana parish, and employees of the Russian Embassy gathered for the service. The local Catholic bishop graciously lent the premises for the service.
19 June 2012
Watch all the usual suspects crawl out of their holes and hoot about “ecumenism”. That’s pure moonshine. There’s NO ecumenism here at all. It isn’t the nutters at SVS laughing at the Holy Mountain along with the Uniate Taft at all. This is what a former Ecumenical Patriarch meant when he wrote, “Send us letters of friendship only”. Hey, if Latin Catholics needed a place to worship, I’m certain that an Orthodox bishop would let them use a church hall or school for their Mass… we have no problems with that (Uniates are a different story, but that’s a known quantity).
Besides all that, konvertsy should be aware that HH has condemned the American blockade of Cuba in no uncertain terms. In short, if you vote for Wafflin’ Willy, you vote for a candidate that stands against what our Church advises and who advocates policies that our Church condemns. That’s not to mention his odd cultish affiliations… do think on that.