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Legitimate? #382649 07/08/12 02:05 PM
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To our experts on such things, this a legitimate endeavour?

http://www.vladmission.org/


Re: Legitimate? [Re: Otsheylnik] #382656 07/08/12 08:11 PM
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Edward, my brother

As best I can tell, it is.

The presbyters are Canons Regular (Canons Regular of Jesus the Lord is, I believe, the formal title). As with all Canons Regular, they follow the Augustinian rule. The priestly body seems to have actually been established in Vladivostok about 20 years ago. It does, however, have a US corporate existence granting it tax exempt status as a charitable non-profit.

There is a companion order of Canonesses situated in and apparently subject to the Kansas City-St Joseph Latin Diocese. Its origins are much newer - it dates back to 2005 or so and, it seems, will be opening its first permanent mission in Russia within a year.

The Canons appear to have their seminary in the Philippines.

Many years,

Neil

Last edited by Irish Melkite; 07/08/12 08:25 PM.

"One day all our ethnic traits ... will have disappeared. Time itself is seeing to this. And so we can not think of our communities as ethnic parishes, ... unless we wish to assure the death of our community."
Re: Legitimate? [Re: Otsheylnik] #382659 07/08/12 10:49 PM
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Thankyou, very good.

Re: Legitimate? [Re: Otsheylnik] #382683 07/09/12 02:44 PM
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The nuns are of the community of the Sisters in Jesus the Lord in the Kansas City, MO Latin diocese. I know two of them and they have visited our UGCC parish before. They are canonically erected and have the permission of the local Latin bishop in Vladivostok to do the mission work and the orphanage.

Re: Legitimate? [Re: Otsheylnik] #383438 07/27/12 06:14 AM
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Absolutely, they are a worthwhile order and mission.

A friend a year behind me in seminary spent either a fall or spring break doing mission work with them a few years ago. We contributed some medical supplies and cash for him to take along, as Vladivostok is very poor and suffers especially from that poverty, which he explained led to alcoholism, prostitution, and orphan children.

The priests and sisters there work to counter those things while truly proclaiming Christ where he wasn't allowed to be proclaimed for almost a century.

Fr. Jon


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