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New Catholic Article on St. Alexis Toth
« on: Yesterday at 09:51:56 AM »
This article was written by a student:
http://www.catholicworldreport.com/Item/4790/Fr_Alexis_Toth_Bishop_John_Ireland_and_the_Grace_of_Reconciliation.aspx#sdendnote25anc

I could say the usual things that the writer does not consult enough basic sources on the background such as the books and articles by John Paul Himka to provide a historical setting for the action that took place in the USA but why bother.
What is different about this student article and most pieces written by either Eastern Catholics or members of the OCA, is that it mentions an attempt at reconciliation and Christian forgiveness between St. Alexis and his former good friend  Father Nicephor Channath who remained in the Catholic Church.
And the author in a footnote refers to the primary source in Svoboda (Ukrainian Weekly) written by St. Alexis himself. 

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Re: New Catholic Article on St. Alexis Toth
« Reply #1 on: Yesterday at 10:25:32 AM »
There is a picture of St. Alexis here from 1890 when he was still a Catholic priest:
http://oivan.pokrovany.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/02/1890-meeting-page-14-book-1920-1-1-1024x632.jpg
Third from the left in the first row, I believe.  First picture I have seen of him without a beard.  I am trying to find the Ukrainian spelling of the other priest mentioned in the article. The transliteration Nicephor Channath used in the article just doesn't look right to me.

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Re: New Catholic Article on St. Alexis Toth
« Reply #2 on: Yesterday at 08:09:42 PM »
There is a picture of St. Alexis here from 1890 when he was still a Catholic priest:
http://oivan.pokrovany.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/02/1890-meeting-page-14-book-1920-1-1-1024x632.jpg
Third from the left in the first row, I believe.  First picture I have seen of him without a beard.  I am trying to find the Ukrainian spelling of the other priest mentioned in the article. The transliteration Nicephor Channath used in the article just doesn't look right to me.
I never could understand how "Toth" got Romanized that way.
Question a friend, perhaps he did not do it; but if he did anything so that he may do it no more.
A hasty quarrel kindles fire,
and urgent strife sheds blood.
If you blow on a spark, it will glow;
if you spit on it, it will be put out;
                           and both come out of your mouth

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Re: New Catholic Article on St. Alexis Toth
« Reply #3 on: Today at 08:54:25 AM »
There is a picture of St. Alexis here from 1890 when he was still a Catholic priest:
http://oivan.pokrovany.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/02/1890-meeting-page-14-book-1920-1-1-1024x632.jpg
Third from the left in the first row, I believe.  First picture I have seen of him without a beard.  I am trying to find the Ukrainian spelling of the other priest mentioned in the article. The transliteration Nicephor Channath used in the article just doesn't look right to me.
I never could understand how "Toth" got Romanized that way.
Do you mean why he has a German/ Hungarian surname?  There was a time in the Austro-Hungarian when the government decreed that everyone must have a surname.  Depending on the local government official some families who did not have a surname were assigned either German or Hungarian surnames.  In Galicia for example many Jews were assigned German surnames.  In Cyrillic his surname was Tovt.