Firstly, there’s no official “word” out on this yet. NONE. Ergo, none of the internet Sturm und Drang has any actual backing in the real world. That goes for that Uniate poseur “Josephus Flavius”, too (there’s no “Eastern Church”… that’s a damnable heresy)… he has no real information. He has no more than I do… that is, word from OCA and ROCOR clergy on unpublicised chancery doings. The word “out there” is that the ROCOR suspended the so-called “Archbishop” Ramzi, who became the canonically ordained Hieromonk Elias, as for unknown reasons he still referred to himself as a bishop. I think it was a nice idea to want to bring in 60 parishes, but I don’t think it’s clear that they had intent to be Orthodox. Why do we keep accepting groups that insist on doing their own thing? It seems that Hilarion Kapral is too nice and accepting of people. He needs to learn to say “no” sometimes. It seems that we didn’t learn from the Blanco TX (Christ of the Hills Monastery) and other Western Rite fiascos, nor from those crazy nuns in DC.
One of my sources sent me this (from the ROCOR Western Rite FB Page):
These communities are under the oversight of Metropolitan Hilarion and Metropolitan Jonah as they make their conversion and transition to Holy Orthodoxy.
So, Paffso rides again… but I reiterate… there’s no OFFICIAL word yet. NONE. NONE WHATSOEVER. There’s NOTHING out of the ROCOR Holy Synod nor from any other official source. Just because a Uniate blogger is out there shouting away doesn’t bind the ROCOR Holy Synod. Let’s wait for the official word from the Church. So far, there’s none… be patient… don’t let loudmouth Uniates colour your opinion (what I do know from clergy sources is that there’s no final word on the situation as of now). There WILL be a definite dénouement for this…
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Anglo America thinks that it can bluster Russia into submission… I’d say not… after all, both Napoleon and Hitler tried that and failed… so shall the narcissistic Anglo toddlers.
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Igumen Tryphon Parsons posted on FB about humility… here was my response:
Know thyself… really know thyself. If you don’t, you don’t have humility. Humility is accepting “what is”… it’s not self-abasement or false declarations of sinfulness. Have a care… much that glitters isn’t gold…
Again, I reiterate… humility is NOT self-abasement or thinking oneself “the least of all sinners”… it’s accepting yourself truly for what you are… and thanking God for it. False smarmy humility is the Mark of the Beast… NEVER forget that.
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