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Source: https://orthodoxsynaxis.org/2019/03/07/met-emmanuels-homily-for-the-enthronement-of-epiphany-dumenko/

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The Church and her praxis lead us to the Truth, to eternal life, just as the Church’s praxis reveals how and in what way the Holy Spirit arranges and guides the Church’s holy situations. This praxis and life of the Church is not separate from ecclesiology, from the distortion that the Orthodox consciousness often suffers in these times. Ecclesiology is so important for Orthodox experience of salvation that we can say without a doubt that spiritual life without genuine ecclesiology ends up in acrobatics not far removed from delusion and, sadly, participating in it.

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Re: Met Emmanuel of France on the Importance of Proper Ecclesiology
« Reply #1 on: March 07, 2019, 05:29:47 AM »
More of the primus sine paribus nonsense...

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Re: Met Emmanuel of France on the Importance of Proper Ecclesiology
« Reply #2 on: March 07, 2019, 05:33:26 AM »
More of the primus sine paribus nonsense...

It's the only gospel they preach.

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Re: Met Emmanuel of France on the Importance of Proper Ecclesiology
« Reply #3 on: March 07, 2019, 11:04:13 AM »
What's most frustrating about this stuff, for me, isn't just that they keep playing the same broken record, but that there is no engagement with, or even acknowledgement of, critiques of this ecclesiology coming from all over the Orthodox world. The whole thing is shot through with bureaucratic smugness.
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Re: Met Emmanuel of France on the Importance of Proper Ecclesiology
« Reply #4 on: March 08, 2019, 02:58:00 AM »
What's most frustrating about this stuff, for me, isn't just that they keep playing the same broken record, but that there is no engagement with, or even acknowledgement of, critiques of this ecclesiology coming from all over the Orthodox world. The whole thing is shot through with bureaucratic smugness.

Well I think Emmanuel diagnosed his own illness in the quote above.

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Re: Met Emmanuel of France on the Importance of Proper Ecclesiology
« Reply #5 on: March 08, 2019, 04:11:19 AM »
What's most frustrating about this stuff, for me, isn't just that they keep playing the same broken record, but that there is no engagement with, or even acknowledgement of, critiques of this ecclesiology coming from all over the Orthodox world. The whole thing is shot through with bureaucratic smugness.

Indeed.  The condescension and arrogation is palpable; one feels as though it is thick enough to cut with a knife.  I am convinced this is all the doing of one of the younger aspirants to secede Patriarch Bartholomew, because these actions directly contradict statements made by His All Holiness and by Metropolitan Kallistos Ware in previous decades.