by ROCOR-MP Archpriest Valery Lukianov
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Fr. Valery, with his church, was a painful loss for us, the remnant of the true ROCOR. The ROCOR-MP union not only carried away our good people and our properties; the ROCOR-MP also uses our name, calling itself ROCOR. Properly, if we need a review of Fr. Valery's book at all, the prerogative should be given to the ROCOR. Nobody knows better than we do what a great priest Fr. Valery is; nobody feels the loss more deeply than we do. But, however great is Fr. Valery, he still was hoodwinked by the ROCOR-MP union; so we must admit that something crucial is missing in his understanding of the Church. Great as he is, we do not want to follow this priest, or his advice. We have our own good priests to guide us, clergy who have been tested and proven not to fall into a false union.