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After my death our beloved Church abroad will break three ways ... first the Greeks will leave us as they were never a part of us ... then those who live for this world and its glory will go to Moscow ... what will remain will be those souls faithful to Christ and His Church. ~St. Philaret of NY

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Fr. Gregory commented this soon before the Mountain View schism

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Fr. Gregory

Tue, Aug 9, 2016 at 8:01 AM
To: Joanna Higginbotham

Agreed... Vl. Andronik is all too easily used by "special interests".  He has repeatedly told Fr. John Hinton that he wants no part of any schism, yet his behavior suggests otherwise.  I certainly wouldn't be a party to any such move.  If compelled, I would probably seek refuge with the GOC, but with assurance that we would be totally walled off from Etna.

I pray Gabriella is well.  I sent her greetings on what might have been her nameday recently, but had no response.


Again, I counsel SILENCE and patience!

Fr. Gregory+
frgregory@sjkp.org

2 comments:

Joanna said...

"If compelled..." I wish I had asked him to clarify that. At the time I thought he meant like if ROCOR disintegrated, which is the goal of the MP. But now Annunciation parish has another compelling reason: Bishop Gregory of Sao Paulo has put them under the omophor of GOC Metropolitan Demetrius. "Temporarily," but basically to me that says it is only not made official yet.

Were Fr. Gregory alive, I trust he would have negotiated for that WALL between him (and his parish) and Etna.

What is wrong with Etna? You have to live with them to see it. Fr. Gregory saw it, but said very little. Too little. Fr. Mark Gilstrap was more openly anti-Etna, but now he is gone, too. Who is left to warn people about Etna? The hierarchy in Greece is apparently impressed with Etna and gives them even more ecclesiastical authority -- now they govern the western diocese -- which, by the way, is the reason I moved east.

Joanna said...

Etna is way over there on the west coast, but that is still too close for comfort.

Etna was the one who encouraged the Harry Potter atrocity when it was started by John Granger.
http://www.hogwartsprofessor.com/the-hymn-of-the-resurrection-orthodox-hymnography-and-ring-composition/comment-page-1/#comment-1440090

Link not activated on purpose, please cut & paste, or else John Granger will note any direct links in his stats and trace it back to here, and then I will be the the next target of his wrath. He fights unfairly because he has the weapons of a Ph.D. and political correctness. Daniel Everiss is his current target. I wish I could share Daniel's deflections of the Harry Potter idiocy, it is absolutely HILARIOUS. I don't have time for it anymore, or I'd help him.

John Granger drove 8 hours to Arkansas because his local GOC parish, Fr. Mark Gilstrap, of revered memory, would not let John Granger get away with his Harry Potter idiocy.

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