Newsletter No. 76, Wednesday, October 21, 2009. 02:37 P.M.
A MEMBER OF THE HOLY SYNOD OF THE MP STATES THAT HIS CHURCH RECOGNIZES ROMAN
“To all intent and purposes, mutual recognition of each others Mysteries already
exists between us. We do not have communion in the Mysteries, but we do
recognize each others Mysteries”, declared Archbishop Hilarion (Alfeev) on the
air during a broadcast of the program “The Church and the World” on the
television channel “Russia”, on October 17th (video and texthttp://vera.vesti.ru/doc.html?id=237432
“If a Roman Catholic priest converts to Orthodoxy, we receive him as a priest,
and we do not re-ordain him. And that means that, de facto, we recognize the
Mysteries of the Roman Catholic Church”, explained Archbishop Hilarion.
Responding to the question of whether Roman Catholics can receive Communion from
the Orthodox, or Orthodox Christians from the Roman Catholics, Archbishop
Hilarion said that such giving of Communion should not take place, inasmuch as
“eucharistic communion has been broken” between the Orthodox and Roman
Catholics. But, at the same time, he made clear that in some cases such
Communion is possible: "Exceptional cases occur, when, for example, a Roman
Catholic is dying in some town where there is no Roman Catholic priest at all in
the vicinity. So he asks an Orthodox priest to come. Then in such a case, I
think, the Orthodox priest should go and give Communion to that person."
Archbishop of Volokolamsk, Vicar of the Patriarch of Moscow, is the Chairman of
the Department of External Church Relations, and a Permanent Member of the Holy
Synod of the MP. Archbishop Hilarion is a member of the Executive and Central
Committees of the World Council of Churches, of the Presidium of ‘Faith and
Order’ Commission, as well as of numerous bilateral theological dialogues. In
1998 he headed the 5-member Moscow Patriarchate delegation to the 8th WCC
Assembly in Harare, and in February 2006 headed the Moscow Patriarchate's
21-member delegation to the 9th Assembly in Porto-Alegre. Bishop Hilarion is a
permanent member of the Joint International Commissions for the Theological
Dialogue between the Orthodox Church and the Roman Catholic Church, between the
Orthodox Church and the Anglican Church, between the Orthodox Church and the
World Alliance of Reformed Churches.
Patriarch Kirill stated that the MP "suspended dialogue" with the RCC, but on September 18th, Archbishop Hilarion went to the Vatican to talk with Pope Benedict XVI, and confirm the close relationship, friendship and more collaboration between the RCC and the MP, and discussing the ecumenical meeting that would take place in Cyprus.
Video with brief explaination @ http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TcigMHM8914
The treachery and duplicity of the MP continue, in spite of being so patently exposed. They put the C in cynicism. And still many consider them orthodox?