God! This has been a most hysterical post!
Danil- I got what you said and the spelling of Premyshelshylchyshlyn had me laughing heartily. The first good laugh in a while.
Patriarch Lybomyr is not an iron fisted man.
I've gone the rounds on this with your Father, Ilya, in Ukraine. He works under behind the scenes and under the radar. And that is what our church is doing. An iron fist might produce an iron fist even bigger from Rome. I remember reading a book by Paul Hlinka (sp) which pointed out that Metropolitan Sembratovich was deposed by Rome for portesting the Roman influence in the Synod of Lviv (mentioned ealrier). Perhaps Husar knows what really goes on in Rome!
He might even be the next Pope if certain Catholic journalists get their way!
It starts from the leadership and trickles down. BUT I think that returning to our traditions "no matter what the cost" might see us lose more of our faithful than we have already lost in the last 100 years. The average Greek Catholic parish in America is a far cry from the hotbed of academic shcolarship on this forum.
Don't get me wrong. I am all for it. REutrn to our traditions yes, but we have to undergo a MASSIVE MASSIVE MASSIVE
re-cathechisation of our people. That is the first thing our bishops need to do. Teach TEACH and TEACH
WE now have LIGHT FOR LIFE from God With Us publications. Get it. Read it! and have your parish order 50 copies of the series for Catechism classes. When our people know what treasures they have in their own faith, they will be less preoccupied with "fitting in" to mainstream society and by that they become an alternative society, and anything with the label "alternative" sells.