And then, please show us how ST. Maximilian Kolbe was not "part of the Church".
That's the easy one.
Oh boy....here we go....yet again .
It's you who made that stupid request ;P
In anticipation of your (hopefully intelligent) answer, St. Maximilian Kolbe was most definitely a part of the One, Holy, Catholic, and Apostolic Church. That is the Catholic Church, Roman and Eastern sui juris churches all in communion with the Pope.
You know that Orthodox do not believe the second sentence. And that, accordingly, you've demonstrated Michael's point, that it's easy to show that Kolbe was "not part of the Church" according to Orthodox teaching. You just did it yourself.
Hopefully that will be all that has to be said about that.
This is the Orthodox-Catholic discussion subforum of an Orthodox forum. Quite obviously, every time you dispute Orthodox ecclesiology here you are going to get responses. I have no idea why you think it's useful to act surprised every time you take a thread off-track by doing so. If I was on an RC forum, I'd expect exactly the same level of responses every time I said, "the Papacy is in schism."
Everyone here, myself included, is well aware that Saint
Kolbe was not an Orthodox Christian. It wasn't me, originally, who opened the door to this discussion. I was hoping it wouldn't happen and we wouldn't have to get back on this merry-go-round again. As a Catholic who is being graciously allowed to participate here, on the Orthodox-Catholic discussion subforum, I'm well aware that this is, indeed, an Orthodox board. When Catholic ecclesiology is challenged, do you expect me or other Catholics to sit idly by and not take up that challenge, to the best of our abilities--mine being pretty limited, admittedly?
I think it was Wyatt who commented on another thread about this subforum being nothing more than a place to troll Catholics. That entered my mind when this thread first started and prompted the reply that I initially wrote. Seems he may have been right.
It also seems that I'm a sucker for falling into the "trap", if you will, by even bothering to reply here. Guess I'll have to reassess whether I even want to participate any longer. It is Lent, after all, and I'm doing my best (which isn't very good sometimes) to resist the temptation to sin, so maybe I should include in my fasting regimen fasting (again) from this board. Pardon me for thinking out loud, and please forgive me if I've offended you or others here. I am, after all, a great sinner.