is train of thought is how the Catholics work. One Bishop with thousands of Auxiliaries who serve at his prerogative.Last time I looked, Met. Phillip does not have thousands of auxiliary bishops. It is his responsibility to administer the faithful that he is responsible for in the best way he can. If the current way is how he wants to do it, that is his business. I would also state to you to be careful. There's alot of dirt that can be thrown at the OCA (true or false doesn't matter). It does nothing to do so, and only serves to split us.
Metropolitan Phillip was a reason I did not want to become Orthodox. Wish of death upon an Orthodox bishop removed by moderator
Back off of Met. Phillip, I think he is fantastic. God bless him and all our Bishops.
Please read what I have in fact written and not infer from your own points and perspective.
I wrote that the train of thought is how the Roman Catholics work. One Bishop (in the case of the Roman Catholics the Pope, in the case of the AOCA Metropolitan Phillip) with (in the case of Roman Catholics) thousands of Auxiliary Bishops (for the AOCA there are only a few, but they are still simply Auxiliary).
We all will die. Weather we go to the place of peaceful repose where the sound of those feasting never ends, or to the place of misery and torment is up to us. Would that someone would pray for my peaceful repose now, while I am still alive so that I may repent, as I do for all of our Bishops. (The moderator took this as a wish for his soon demise and deleted it. My apologies for not writing more clearly. I do not wish the soon demise of any sinner lest they not have time to repent.)
May the Lord make my sins known to all that I may be ashamed and repent. May all who sit upon thrones be corrected weather by God directly or the people if God wills. This is not throwing dirt, this is keeping our fellow Christians on the road. How horrible would it be if your heart was so skewed that you were committing great sins and no one would tell you so that you might repent.
The best way to govern the Church is the way the Church has always done so. The innovations that are present throughout the United States, in all jurisdictions, should be shunned. The innovators called to repentance. The Church has labored long and hard for the way things are done. They have survived persecutions and prosperity. Why then should we turn from the things we have received in word and deed to reinvent schismatic methods?
I renew my prayer for Metropolitan Phillip and all Bishops. May they not taste the flames of hell. May the Lord grant them peaceful repose. This will only happen if they are able to repent and stop causing scandal. Stop stealing from their sheep. Stop covering up sins and crimes of their clergy. Stop striving for more power.
In the days of old Bishops were monks in deed not only in tonsure. This assured that they were striving first for holiness. Today we look for a good administrator, someone likable. We praise Bishops who's greatest skill is rivals that of a political office holder. Today we have fewer wonder workers, fewer monks (male and female), and fewer holy men and women. Is casting off the ways of old what good things have we gotten?
May the Lord forgive me if this is not clear.