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Title: Bulgarian Alternative Synod leader returns
Post by: mike on December 13, 2012, 07:12:59 AM
Leader of Bulgarian Alternative Synod, Metropolitan Innocent, has been received into the Church. We will serve as a vicar bishop of Stara Zagora diocese.
Title: Re: Bulgarian Alternative Synod leader returns
Post by: Shlomlokh on December 13, 2012, 11:17:09 AM
Leader of Bulgarian Alternative Synod, Metropolitan Innocent, has been received into the Church. We will serve as a vicar bishop of Stara Zagora diocese.
Glory to God! I can't recall how many are in the alternative synod. Will this lead to more returning to canonical communion? Can you share a link with us, please?

In Christ,
Andrew
Title: Re: Bulgarian Alternative Synod leader returns
Post by: Alpo on December 13, 2012, 12:30:37 PM
Alternative Synod? Bulgarian Old Calendarists?

I wonder what prompted him to return.
Title: Re: Bulgarian Alternative Synod leader returns
Post by: ialmisry on December 13, 2012, 12:38:48 PM
Alternative Synod? Bulgarian Old Calendarists?

I wonder what prompted him to return.
The death of the patriarch, I'm sure.
Title: Re: Bulgarian Alternative Synod leader returns
Post by: Alpo on December 13, 2012, 12:43:18 PM
Alternative Synod? Bulgarian Old Calendarists?

I wonder what prompted him to return.
The death of the patriarch, I'm sure.

Could be. However various Old Calendarists seem to complain about Ecumenism and Wrong Calendars and I don't think the repose of the patriarch has changed anything with those.

Anyway, good to have back in the fold.
Title: Re: Bulgarian Alternative Synod leader returns
Post by: mike on December 13, 2012, 12:48:41 PM
Can you share a link with us, please?

http://www.cerkiew.pl/index.php?id=708&tx_ttnews[tt_news]=18132&tx_ttnews[backPid]=1&cHash=cf77b63b55fa6f1abb4ec9a030b793b6

Not sure how would it be useful for you.

Alternative Synod? Bulgarian Old Calendarists?

The first one.

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I wonder what prompted him to return.

He has been supporting reunification since 2008.
Title: Re: Bulgarian Alternative Synod leader returns
Post by: ialmisry on December 13, 2012, 01:49:16 PM
Alternative Synod? Bulgarian Old Calendarists?

I wonder what prompted him to return.
The death of the patriarch, I'm sure.

Could be. However various Old Calendarists seem to complain about Ecumenism and Wrong Calendars and I don't think the repose of the patriarch has changed anything with those.

Anyway, good to have back in the fold.
It sets up a different dynamic, removing previous loggerheads (not the Patriarch made himself one, such things often run beyond the actors themselves).

Hopefully something similar will come about in Ukraine, the sooner the better.
Title: Re: Bulgarian Alternative Synod leader returns
Post by: AntonI on December 13, 2012, 07:28:52 PM
A more in-depth article from the leading Bulgarian Orthodox site: http://dveri.bg/axf3k

In short, we've gone up in the number of bishops and those who are returning to communion will have their episcopacy dated fro the date when they were consecrated even if this had been done in the 1990s by the Alternative Synod e.g. if you were consecrated as bishop by Alternative Patriarch Pimen in 1995, the Bulgarian Patriarchate will accept 1995 as the day when you became an official Orthodox bishop.
Title: Re: Bulgarian Alternative Synod leader returns
Post by: simplygermain on December 13, 2012, 09:17:26 PM
Glory to God!
Title: Re: Bulgarian Alternative Synod leader returns
Post by: Alpo on December 14, 2012, 09:34:35 AM
A more in-depth article from the leading Bulgarian Orthodox site: http://dveri.bg/axf3k

In short, we've gone up in the number of bishops and those who are returning to communion will have their episcopacy dated fro the date when they were consecrated even if this had been done in the 1990s by the Alternative Synod e.g. if you were consecrated as bishop by Alternative Patriarch Pimen in 1995, the Bulgarian Patriarchate will accept 1995 as the day when you became an official Orthodox bishop.

That's really nice. This is IMO exactly how economy should be practiced. They might have stayed in schism just out of personal feelings if this wasn't the policy.
Title: Re: Bulgarian Alternative Synod leader returns
Post by: kijabeboy03 on December 15, 2012, 11:58:11 PM
Thank God!