Author Topic: Abbot Tryphon on racism and ethnic division.  (Read 1376 times)

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Offline Mor Ephrem

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Re: Abbot Tryphon on racism and ethnic division.
« Reply #45 on: March 26, 2017, 05:33:52 PM »
Nice, never heard of abbot tryphon, looking at facebook, he has a lot of fascinating stuff to say. However why are abbots in facebook? aren't they suppose to be in monasteries?

Just recalled your statement here having heard about the painful process of people publicly supporting convicted sex offender Serbian Orthodox priest Daniel MacKay.  Now that Abbot Tryphon has traveled from his monastery to Eugene, OR to support the convicted priest to the sentencing judge (no Spiritual Court sentencing yet),  I tend to agree with you.

Perhaps he's a bit naive, and a bit too public.

The entire thing is sad.  Feel the most compassion for his wife and child who will suffer the most in the fall out, and also for all the victims of errant clergy who have to witness this clerical closing ranks display that is so hurtful and alienating.

What would've been the proper response?

Pray, privately counsel him if that is his role, keep public silence and wait to see what unfolds.

Interesting...
Just grab them by prayer.


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