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#407389 08/07/14 12:49 PM
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Ironic as one of the preconditions that the negotiators for the rebels led by then Administrator Father Orestes Chornock and others in 1937 took to the Phanar, was an insistence that the method of episcopal selection conferred under the Unions of Brest and Uzhorod - i.e. selection of a candidate Bishop by the eparchial clergy in a properly convensed 'sobor' for presentation to the Holy Synod for ratification - was non-negotiable and was conferred by the Ecumenical Patriarchate and incorporated in the the Tomos and Charter of the ACROD and similar language is found in the agreements between the UOC-Canada and UOC-USA with the Ecumenical throne.

They have honored that committment for the past seventy five years, I might add.

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Dear DMD,

Ah, the Union of Brest is of some use, after all . . .

It would be good if Rome honoured that arrangement, failing all else!

Alex

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I agree with you both!

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Dear Lester,

You are obviously a person of keen intellect and deep culture!

May I ask if you have a patron saint after whom you are named?

Would you like me to find you one?

Alex

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My patron saint is, technically, Peter - who muttered in presence of the Bishop, during Confirmation. I say muttered, because I had put Paul, at the time of being assigned to choose one :P. I knew it began with a P .. wink

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So much in church polity is negotiable, a point that Catholic/Orthodox dialogue rightly brings up. Best to the new bishop.

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Dear Serge,

You know, even after all these years you are still so loveable!

Alex

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Originally Posted by Orthodox Catholic
valid and genuine the dialogue with the Orthodox

I wonder if this is the first time those words have appeared in a thread with the words "St. Josaphat" in its title.

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Perhaps they will meet at the St. Alexis Toth center... smile

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Dear Peter,

I can't speak for the Moscow Patriarchate of course, wink but bishops of the uncanonical Kyivan Patriarchate actually joined UGCC bishohps last year for a celebration of the life of St Josaphat . . .

Enough said.

Also, Meletius Smotrytsky, Orthodox Archbishop of Polotsk, felt personally responsible for Josaphat's death (there was a lively polemic going on between Orthodox and EC's in those days!).

He later came into union with Rome (in those days, an EC was "Orthodox united to Rome" or a "Greco-Uniate."

Although he wavered in this, he did die as a Greco-Uniate and his Cause for beatification was introduced at Rome - but nothing ever came of it (an icon of him was published however).

FYI.

Alex


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Originally Posted by Orthodox Catholic
Dear Peter,

I can't speak for the Moscow Patriarchate of course, wink but bishops of the uncanonical Kyivan Patriarchate actually joined UGCC bishohps last year for a celebration of the life of St Josaphat . . .

Enough said.

Also, Meletius Smotrytsky, Orthodox Archbishop of Polotsk, felt personally responsible for Josaphat's death (there was a lively polemic going on between Orthodox and EC's in those days!).

He later came into union with Rome (in those days, an EC was "Orthodox united to Rome" or a "Greco-Uniate."

Although he wavered in this, he did die as a Greco-Uniate and his Cause for beatification was introduced at Rome - but nothing ever came of it (an icon of him was published however).

FYI.

Alex



Context is everything...making too many direct analogies to modern issues is problematic. The world was in flux in the late 16th, early 17th centuries...the events of the 15th had hardly settled in or spread entirely across Europe. (The fall of Byzantium, the after impacts of Florence, the printing press, the Reformation, Columbus and so on...)

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Right, the schism was a gradual estrangement, not "1054 and that was that."

My guess is the KP cozying up to the UGCC is "the enemy of my enemy (the MP) is my friend," part of their nationalism. They want to put the Russian Church out of business in the Ukraine and be the Orthodox church there. (And the U.S. has meddled, favoring the rebel church. Former President Yushchenko, a U.S. plant, is a member.) So they're willing to try to use the UGCC against the Russians. I doubt that, if they had their way, they'd be their friend.

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Originally Posted by The young fogey
My guess is the KP cozying up to the UGCC is "the enemy of my enemy (the MP) is my friend," part of their nationalism. They want to put the Russian Church out of business in the Ukraine and be the Orthodox church there. (And the U.S. has meddled, favoring the rebel church. Former President Yushchenko, a U.S. plant, is a member.) So they're willing to try to use the UGCC against the Russians. I doubt that, if they had their way, they'd be their friend.

Generally speaking that's seems a bit (or more) pessimistic; however, I'm just as suspicious as you or Alex vis-a-vis the "Kyivan Patriarchate actually joined UGCC bishohps last year for a celebration of the life of St Josaphat". (Maybe we should revive the phrase "throwing red meat in front of".)

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With Alex's posts, as Reagan said of the Russians, "Trust, but verify."

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Originally Posted by The young fogey
With Alex's posts, as Reagan said of the Russians, "Trust, but verify."

I don't usually quote myself, but it so happens that just this morning I told someone else "may I point out that we would be much better off if more people followed the old advice "Don't believe everything you read." " (I wasn't thinking of Alex of course ... or even the Russians.)

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