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


Memory Eternal Fr. Vladimir Anderson

(Fr. David Moser, Boise Idaho, went with the MP in 2007 -jh)
Tue Jun 5, 2007 3:14 pm

-------------- Original message --------------
From: "Archpriest David Moser" <moserd@...>  
--- In orthodox-synod@yahoogroups.com, "isbnnbsi" wrote:

> I beg to disagree with your "certainty" concerning Fr. Vladimir
> Anderson of the St. John the Almsgiver parish in California because
> he, in fact, has come under Bishop Agafangel. I just spoke to Fr.
> Vladimir on the phone, who was surprised that you would post such a
> comment, since you did not even contact him for verification.

I was indeed in error. I did not have a phone number for Fr Vladimir
and he is not on the internet so when I read his name on the list of
clergy, I was quite surprised - since I had not even heard a hint of
his concerns. I contacted his dean (who is also the closest priest to
him geographically) and his dean assured me that Fr Vladimir was still
under Archbishop Kyrill of SF.

Fr Vladimir just called me this evening and confirmed to me that he
has indeed sought to go with bishop Agafangel - however he did not
even bother to talk to his own Archbishop or any of his brother clery
in the Western Diocese about his decison. I am greatly grieved and
saddened by his decision to separate himself from his lawful hierarch.
As a favor to him, I am posting this correction of my original error.

ArchPr David Moser


Wed May 30, 2007

Re: [orthodox-synod] Re: Rev. Vladimir Anderson is with Bishop Agafangel

Can a priest leave a church just like that? Do he need a release?

Mike Orechoff

I'm sure his opinion (which I share) is that he didn't "leave" anything,
but rather "was left" de facto under the omophorion of the only remaining
active bishop of his Church.

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