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Do you believe that Fr. Seraphim Rose should be canonized as a Saint?

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Offline jckstraw72

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Re: Fr. Seraphim Rose...Saint?
« Reply #135 on: September 06, 2012, 10:23:17 AM »
sure, but dont you think they would do it based on the devotion of the faithful?

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Re: Fr. Seraphim Rose...Saint?
« Reply #136 on: September 06, 2012, 10:24:41 AM »
There is also much ignorance of basic Christian faith in the old world and that is why it does not survive in the new world by immigrants from old world Orthodox nations. He may be loved by those of the cloth & is largely unknown by most laity.

my own experiences in Greece and Serbia say otherwise, and first-hand stories I've heard from many others regarding other countries. I'm sure clergy are more aware of him, but the pious laity are as well. Bp. Daniil said that after Communism fell in Bulgaria he found that amongst those who were returning to the Church (or entering for the first time) Fr. Seraphim was very popular. Just online you can find many blogs and other websites with info on him from Romania, Greece, Serbia, Bulgaria, Russia, Georgia, etc.

Well I hope your right. God bless.
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Re: Fr. Seraphim Rose...Saint?
« Reply #137 on: September 06, 2012, 11:40:28 AM »
its really only in America where he is controversial. He is widely loved and venerated in Orthodox countries.
In Bulgaria, he is extremely controversial.
Our Metropolitan seems to like him and thinks Platina is wonderful.

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Re: Fr. Seraphim Rose...Saint?
« Reply #138 on: September 06, 2012, 12:07:45 PM »
Our Metropolitan

Which one? Metropolitan Nikolai of Plovdiv?

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Re: Fr. Seraphim Rose...Saint?
« Reply #139 on: September 06, 2012, 12:51:13 PM »
Our Metropolitan

Which one? Metropolitan Nikolai of Plovdiv?
Metropolitan Joseph.
"I will pour out my prayer unto the Lord, and to Him will I proclaim my grief; for with evils my soul is filled, and my life unto hades hath drawn nigh, and like Jonah I will pray: From corruption raise me up, O God." -Ode VI, Irmos of the Supplicatory Canon to the Theotokos