You ought to read some of the documentation for the canonization of Ioasaphat Kuntsevich.
You mean the stuff that gathered dust in the Vatican, untill the Poles in Galicia got the bright idea of pushing the issue, part of the push to polanize Galicia?
I have discovered that Orthodox faithful are wonderful pious people but they can be lousy historians, and they are the first to claim that they are never mean spirited.
Orthodox like the chancellor of the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth, Leo Sapiega?
"By thoughtless violence you oppress the Russian people and urge them on to revolt. You are aware of the censure of the simple people, that it would be better to be in Turkish captivity than to endure such persecutions for faith and piety. You write that you freely drown the Orthodox, chop off their heads, and profane their churches. You seal their churches so the people, without piety and Christian rites, are buried like non-Christians. In place of joy, your cunning Uniatism has brought us only woe, unrest, and conflict. We would prefer to be without it. These are the fruits of your Uniatism. It would have been better not to have given us nationwide strife and hatred, and instead to have preserved us from nationwide condemnation."
March 12, 1622
Letter of Leo Sapiega, Chancellor of the Grand Duchy of Lithuania and Representative of the Polish Crown addressed to Iosaphat Kuntsevich
On him, btw:
I have never had a negative experience with a member of Opus Dei, whether laity or clergy, nor do I have any real issues with them. I have been to several of their workshops and seminars at their conference centre north of Toronto, on subjects that most Orthodox members would have little to no qualms about, let alone Roman Catholics members. They have been doing great work in and around Toronto for over 2 decades now, and I pray they continue to help those who come to them. I know some get turned off by 'corporal mortification', but I have never seen it as a huge issue. I've used a cilice (under supervision of my confessor) and probably have it laying around somewhere still, and it isn't nearly as bad as people think . The only point of conflict I would run into members with was surrounding the use of the Tridentine and Ambrosian masses over the Novus Ordo.
I haven't had any personal experience with them, but know many Orthodox who have. Their main opinion of them is that Opus Dei memebers are "Catholic who look and act Catholic." The only problem they had was not with Opus Dei per se, but their promoting of the Divine Mercy and Sr. Faustina, which is a little spooky to a lot of Orthodox. The only problem I've heard was one Orthodox who teaches in a school controlled by them, when his turn to reading came on the commemoration of "St" Josaphat Kuntsevich. He told them he would strike a deal: he'd agree that Kuntsevich should have been canonized if they would agree that Kuntsevich should have been killed.
Not quite sure I want to understand the cilice. Life can be painful enough.