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Offline Ioannis Climacus

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The Repose of Fr. John Romanides
« on: November 01, 2011, 02:07:12 AM »
Ten years ago today, one of the greatest teachers of the modern Church, Fr. John Romanides, reposed in the Lord.

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Re: The Repose of Fr. John Romanides
« Reply #1 on: November 01, 2011, 02:10:45 AM »
Indeed.

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Re: The Repose of Fr. John Romanides
« Reply #2 on: November 01, 2011, 03:35:05 AM »
Memory eternal.
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Re: The Repose of Fr. John Romanides
« Reply #3 on: November 01, 2011, 03:45:03 AM »

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Re: The Repose of Fr. John Romanides
« Reply #4 on: November 01, 2011, 09:01:36 AM »
May the Lord remember Fr John's priesthood in His Kingdom!

I remember when this happened...I felt as if I had lost a very dear teacher.

I also remember the gloating one Catholic poster (not on this site) had upon hearing this news, 'certain' that Fr John was having to apologise for defending the Orthodox Church as well as he did. May the Lord forgive that person as well!
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Re: The Repose of Fr. John Romanides
« Reply #5 on: November 01, 2011, 09:03:50 AM »
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Re: The Repose of Fr. John Romanides
« Reply #6 on: November 01, 2011, 09:11:06 AM »
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Re: The Repose of Fr. John Romanides
« Reply #7 on: November 01, 2011, 01:05:23 PM »
+Memory Eternal.
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Re: The Repose of Fr. John Romanides
« Reply #8 on: November 01, 2011, 01:23:06 PM »
Memory Eternal.

I admire him for not compromising his strict Orthodox traditionalist background while keeping an open mind for engaging in dialogue with the OO Churches.  Some may disagree with many of his intentions in other teachings, but that does not take away from his loyalty and dedication as a priest of God to the Orthodox faith and to the Church, and to me, he stands in a long line of patristics.

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