Thursday, 3 September 2015
Potapov is one of the wickedest men in the Church, to be sure. Yes, he’s a Far Right extremist, a CIA mole, and lickspittle of the Anglo Establishment. However, we’re Christians, not pagans. Light a candle for Fr Victor and ask your priest to mention his name at the Proskomidi. We’re Christians, that’s what we do. Don’t ever think that we pray only for those that we like or even only for those who do good to us or to Christ’s Church. If you think that way, you’re no Christian. If you’re a Christian, you will wish no ill will on anyone. Potapov is ill and in hospital (last that I heard)… therefore, he deserves your prayers. You don’t have to like him or his lunatic Radical Rightwing views or his treachery towards Christ’s Church or his long and willing service at the CIA undermining Holy Rus and the Holy Church (Potapov can’t get around the fact that he holds/held an American “red” official passport… given only to high-level operatives and officials).
One of the “rules of the house” is that we pray for one another. If you do so only for those whom you like, well, Our Lord said that makes one “just like the Pharisees and Publicans, who only love their own”. Think on that.