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Metropolitan Hilarion on Pope Francis and Eastern Catholics
« on: March 28, 2013, 09:33:48 PM »
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Metropolitan Hilarion (Alfeyev) of Volokolamsk of the Russian Orthodox Church expressed the hope that Pope Francis will continue the policy of rapprochement with the Orthodox Church and will not support, as he calls it, the expansion of the Ukrainian Greek Catholics, the site of Pravoslavie i Mir reports.

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Re: Metropolitan Hilarion on Pope Francis and Eastern Catholics
« Reply #1 on: March 28, 2013, 09:35:40 PM »
Does "support the union" (paragraph 2) mean the same as "support ... the expansion of the Ukrainian Greek Catholics" (paragraph 1, emphasis added)? Or am I reading too much into it?
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Re: Metropolitan Hilarion on Pope Francis and Eastern Catholics
« Reply #2 on: March 28, 2013, 09:44:51 PM »
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Metropolitan Hilarion (Alfeyev) of Volokolamsk of the Russian Orthodox Church expressed the hope that Pope Francis will continue the policy of rapprochement with the Orthodox Church and will not support, as he calls it, the expansion of the Ukrainian Greek Catholics, the site of Pravoslavie i Mir reports.

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Re: Metropolitan Hilarion on Pope Francis and Eastern Catholics
« Reply #3 on: March 28, 2013, 11:07:31 PM »
Google Translate actually does a better job translating a few of the terms in the Ukrainian piece:

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Re: Metropolitan Hilarion on Pope Francis and Eastern Catholics
« Reply #4 on: March 29, 2013, 07:33:00 AM »
Google Translate actually does a better job translating a few of the terms in the Ukrainian piece:

Interesting ... I guess I was taking for granted that it was a good translation.

I notice in paragraph 2, Google has "support Uniatism" (not "support the union" which puts a slightly different spin on it).
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Re: Metropolitan Hilarion on Pope Francis and Eastern Catholics
« Reply #5 on: March 31, 2013, 08:55:42 AM »
Google Translate actually does a better job translating a few of the terms in the Ukrainian piece:

Interesting ... I guess I was taking for granted that it was a good translation.

I notice in paragraph 2, Google has "support Uniatism" (not "support the union" which puts a slightly different spin on it).

True, but auto-translations always provide a good chuckle, the line about "Dad" was a good one.

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« Reply #6 on: March 31, 2013, 09:13:01 AM »
Google Translate actually does a better job translating a few of the terms in the Ukrainian piece:

Interesting ... I guess I was taking for granted that it was a good translation.

I notice in paragraph 2, Google has "support Uniatism" (not "support the union" which puts a slightly different spin on it).

True, but auto-translations always provide a good chuckle, the line about "Dad" was a good one.

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Re: Metropolitan Hilarion on Pope Francis and Eastern Catholics
« Reply #7 on: March 31, 2013, 09:18:01 AM »
The funniest online translations are Church Slavonic to English.  :laugh: :laugh: :laugh:

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Re: Metropolitan Hilarion on Pope Francis and Eastern Catholics
« Reply #8 on: March 31, 2013, 09:23:27 AM »
The funniest online translations are Church Slavonic to English.  :laugh: :laugh: :laugh:

Such a thing exists?

Copy something written in Slavonic into an online translator and see what happens.  :laugh:
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Re: Metropolitan Hilarion on Pope Francis and Eastern Catholics
« Reply #9 on: March 31, 2013, 09:54:34 AM »
Do you have a link to a virtual keyboard or transcript module to Church Slavonic alphabet? Something that will be recognized by other programs... To get something like that: http://cu.wikipedia.org/wiki/%D0%93%D0%BB%D0%B0%D0%B2%D1%8C%D0%BD%D0%B0_%D1%81%D1%82%D1%80%D0%B0%D0%BD%D0%B8%D1%86%D0%B0

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Re: Metropolitan Hilarion on Pope Francis and Eastern Catholics
« Reply #10 on: March 31, 2013, 08:32:47 PM »
Didn't Metropolitan Hilarion also say prior to the Papal conclave that a "traditionalist" Catholic would be best for Catholic-Orthodox relations?  Obviously, he has not gotten that.  As for the rest, with POPEFrancis' background, he is likely to support Eastern Catholics quite strongly.  

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Re: Metropolitan Hilarion on Pope Francis and Eastern Catholics
« Reply #11 on: March 31, 2013, 08:56:56 PM »
Do you have a link to a virtual keyboard or transcript module to Church Slavonic alphabet? Something that will be recognized by other programs... To get something like that: http://cu.wikipedia.org/wiki/%D0%93%D0%BB%D0%B0%D0%B2%D1%8C%D0%BD%D0%B0_%D1%81%D1%82%D1%80%D0%B0%D0%BD%D0%B8%D1%86%D0%B0

I followed your link and copy-pasted some stuff into Google Translate. It thought it was either Ukrainian of Bulgarian and hardly translated anything. I tried to translate the whole page and could only recognize the words PRETTY and VIKIPЄDЇѬ

Edit: I saw something about Sts Cyril and Methodius
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Re: Metropolitan Hilarion on Pope Francis and Eastern Catholics
« Reply #12 on: March 31, 2013, 10:16:11 PM »
Didn't Metropolitan Hilarion also say prior to the Papal conclave that a "traditionalist" Catholic would be best for Catholic-Orthodox relations?  Obviously, he has not gotten that.  As for the rest, with Francis' background, he is likely to support Eastern Catholics quite strongly. 

The Eastern Catholic church will always be a 'fly in the ointment' to any thoughts of union.  Until then we can only pray.

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Re: Metropolitan Hilarion on Pope Francis and Eastern Catholics
« Reply #13 on: April 01, 2013, 09:51:31 AM »
The Greek Catholic church will always be a bump in the road to any union

The Eastern Catholic church will always be a 'fly in the ointment' to any thoughts of union. 

I see your thinking has evolved a lot in these last few days.

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Re: Metropolitan Hilarion on Pope Francis and Eastern Catholics
« Reply #14 on: April 01, 2013, 03:03:32 PM »
Didn't Metropolitan Hilarion also say prior to the Papal conclave that a "traditionalist" Catholic would be best for Catholic-Orthodox relations?  Obviously, he has not gotten that.  As for the rest, with Francis' background, he is likely to support Eastern Catholics quite strongly. 

The Eastern Catholic church will always be a 'fly in the ointment' to any thoughts of union.  Until then we can only pray.
Personally I think that the Eastern Orthodox should be more concerned about the ongoing iconoclastic crisis in the Roman Church, and the fact that that iconoclastic spirit rather than abating may actually intensify in the years to come (see the Good Friday homily of the Preacher of the Papal Household).
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Re: Metropolitan Hilarion on Pope Francis and Eastern Catholics
« Reply #15 on: April 01, 2013, 03:48:26 PM »
Didn't Metropolitan Hilarion also say prior to the Papal conclave that a "traditionalist" Catholic would be best for Catholic-Orthodox relations?  Obviously, he has not gotten that.  As for the rest, with Francis' background, he is likely to support Eastern Catholics quite strongly. 

The Eastern Catholic church will always be a 'fly in the ointment' to any thoughts of union.  Until then we can only pray.
Personally I think that the Eastern Orthodox should be more concerned about the ongoing iconoclastic crisis in the Roman Church, and the fact that that iconoclastic spirit rather than abating may actually intensify in the years to come (see the Good Friday homily of the Preacher of the Papal Household).
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Re: Metropolitan Hilarion on Pope Francis and Eastern Catholics
« Reply #16 on: April 01, 2013, 03:56:53 PM »
Didn't Metropolitan Hilarion also say prior to the Papal conclave that a "traditionalist" Catholic would be best for Catholic-Orthodox relations?  Obviously, he has not gotten that.  As for the rest, with Francis' background, he is likely to support Eastern Catholics quite strongly. 

The Eastern Catholic church Proud, sinful, fallen human beings will always be a 'fly in the ointment' to any thoughts of union.  Until then we can only pray.

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Re: Metropolitan Hilarion on Pope Francis and Eastern Catholics
« Reply #17 on: April 01, 2013, 05:49:24 PM »
The Greek Catholic church will always be a bump in the road to any union

The Eastern Catholic church will always be a 'fly in the ointment' to any thoughts of union. 

I see your thinking has evolved a lot in these last few days.

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Re: Metropolitan Hilarion on Pope Francis and Eastern Catholics
« Reply #18 on: April 01, 2013, 06:29:32 PM »
Personally I think that the Eastern Orthodox should be more concerned about the ongoing iconoclastic crisis in the Roman Church, and the fact that that iconoclastic spirit rather than abating may actually intensify in the years to come (see the Good Friday homily of the Preacher of the Papal Household).

I agree with you completely.  I am concerned about the exact same thing.  Deeply concerned.  
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Re: Metropolitan Hilarion on Pope Francis and Eastern Catholics
« Reply #19 on: April 01, 2013, 07:16:21 PM »
Personally I think that the Eastern Orthodox should be more concerned about the ongoing iconoclastic crisis in the Roman Church, and the fact that that iconoclastic spirit rather than abating may actually intensify in the years to come (see the Good Friday homily of the Preacher of the Papal Household).
What is the general perception of Eastern Catholics on the Holy Father, if I may ask?  Conventional wisdom is that all of you love him, because of his background.  However, your point above causes me to think that it might not be that simple.  All of the Eastern Catholics I know are deeply sensitive about their traditions, and make a strong effort to maintain them, rightly so in my opinion.  The tendency towards iconoclasm that Pope Francis seems to exhibit would seem destined to rub Eastern Christians the wrong way at some point.  That being said, I suspect his desire to change tradition will not affect Eastern Christians that much, rather it will be focused on the Latin Church.  
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Re: Metropolitan Hilarion on Pope Francis and Eastern Catholics
« Reply #20 on: April 01, 2013, 09:16:28 PM »
I think he is great and applaud his humility and laying aside some of the pomp that has become attached to the papacy but is not in anyway intrinsic to it.  The fact that he was elected to clean house in the Curia also endears him to me.
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« Reply #21 on: April 03, 2013, 12:13:31 AM »
I am concerned by his disregard for liturgical tradition (e.g., washing a Muslim woman's feet on Holy Thursday), and his Low Church attitude towards the liturgy in general. I do not know if anyone else has noticed, but Pope Francis seems to be utterly uninterested in the liturgy, and even checks his watch periodically during divine services as if he is bored with the worship of God. I pray for him and for the Roman Church.
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Re: Metropolitan Hilarion on Pope Francis and Eastern Catholics
« Reply #22 on: April 03, 2013, 12:22:10 AM »
I think he is great and applaud his humility and laying aside some of the pomp that has become attached to the papacy but is not in anyway intrinsic to it.  The fact that he was elected to clean house in the Curia also endears him to me.
As far as giving up some of the pomp associated with the papacy is concerned, I am okay with that, but to be frank I would rather see Pope Francis wear the mozzetta, which is really quite harmless, and get rid of the Congregation for Eastern Churches, which is a substantive problem.  After all, the Eastern Catholic Churches are self-governing communities and they do not need interference from the Roman bureaucracy when managing their own distinctive interests.
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Re: Metropolitan Hilarion on Pope Francis and Eastern Catholics
« Reply #23 on: April 03, 2013, 09:28:22 AM »
I think he is great and applaud his humility and laying aside some of the pomp that has become attached to the papacy but is not in anyway intrinsic to it.  The fact that he was elected to clean house in the Curia also endears him to me.
As far as giving up some of the pomp associated with the papacy is concerned, I am okay with that, but to be frank I would rather see Pope Francis wear the mozzetta, which is really quite harmless, and get rid of the Congregation for Eastern Churches, which is a substantive problem.  After all, the Eastern Catholic Churches are self-governing communities and they do not need interference from the Roman bureaucracy when managing their own distinctive interests.

Time shall tell. One thing which has impressed me is the new Pope' s view of himself as first being the Bishop of Rome.Symbols like not being elevated on a dias or raised chair to meet with Cardinals and Bishops is interesting to those of us in the east.

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Re: Metropolitan Hilarion on Pope Francis and Eastern Catholics
« Reply #24 on: April 03, 2013, 10:51:47 AM »
I am concerned by his disregard for liturgical tradition (e.g., washing a Muslim woman's feet on Holy Thursday), and his Low Church attitude towards the liturgy in general. I do not know if anyone else has noticed, but Pope Francis seems to be utterly uninterested in the liturgy, and even checks his watch periodically during divine services as if he is bored with the worship of God. I pray for him and for the Roman Church.

He may be trying to demonstrate the spirit of the rite. However, I wonder if he had to disregard the tradition of washing the feet the feet of twelve priests as a reenactment of John 13.

"12 When he had finished washing their feet, he put on his clothes and returned to his place. “Do you understand what I have done for you?” he asked them. 13 “You call me ‘Teacher’ and ‘Lord,’ and rightly so, for that is what I am. 14 Now that I, your Lord and Teacher, have washed your feet, you also should wash one another’s feet. 15 I have set you an example that you should do as I have done for you."

Why did he not do the prescribed rite and then go to the juvenile detention facility to wash the feet of the adolescents there?
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Re: Metropolitan Hilarion on Pope Francis and Eastern Catholics
« Reply #25 on: April 04, 2013, 12:03:28 PM »
I am concerned by his disregard for liturgical tradition (e.g., washing a Muslim woman's feet on Holy Thursday), and his Low Church attitude towards the liturgy in general. I do not know if anyone else has noticed, but Pope Francis seems to be utterly uninterested in the liturgy, and even checks his watch periodically during divine services as if he is bored with the worship of God. I pray for him and for the Roman Church.

He may be trying to demonstrate the spirit of the rite. However, I wonder if he had to disregard the tradition of washing the feet the feet of twelve priests as a reenactment of John 13.

"12 When he had finished washing their feet, he put on his clothes and returned to his place. “Do you understand what I have done for you?” he asked them. 13 “You call me ‘Teacher’ and ‘Lord,’ and rightly so, for that is what I am. 14 Now that I, your Lord and Teacher, have washed your feet, you also should wash one another’s feet. 15 I have set you an example that you should do as I have done for you."

Why did he not do the prescribed rite and then go to the juvenile detention facility to wash the feet of the adolescents there?

When I first heard that Pope Francis washed the feet of 2 women, one of whom was Muslim, I thought..."Oh.  No.  Here comes liberal 'inclusiveness' and all manner of other garbage along with it."  Then I read this article http://www.ncregister.com/blog/jimmy-akin/how-should-we-understand-pope-francis-washing-womens-feet/ .  I have have since revised my view somewhat and am adopting the good ol' "wait and see" attitude for now.  It's worth taking the time to read it to get a somewhat different perspective about it.  (Bear in mind that the article is from a Catholic, not Orthodox, pov, and should be read not in a spirit of judgmentalism and "Catholics are wrong" but in order to get a hopefully wider or better understanding of the actions of a Catholic Pope, in a Catholic context, from a Catholic writer.)
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Re: Metropolitan Hilarion on Pope Francis and Eastern Catholics
« Reply #26 on: April 04, 2013, 06:27:24 PM »
When I first heard that Pope Francis washed the feet of 2 women, one of whom was Muslim, I thought..."Oh.  No.  Here comes liberal 'inclusiveness' and all manner of other garbage along with it."  Then I read this article http://www.ncregister.com/blog/jimmy-akin/how-should-we-understand-pope-francis-washing-womens-feet/ .  I have have since revised my view somewhat and am adopting the good ol' "wait and see" attitude for now.  It's worth taking the time to read it to get a somewhat different perspective about it.  (Bear in mind that the article is from a Catholic, not Orthodox, pov, and should be read not in a spirit of judgmentalism and "Catholics are wrong" but in order to get a hopefully wider or better understanding of the actions of a Catholic Pope, in a Catholic context, from a Catholic writer.)
I read that NCRegister article too, and found it completely unconvincing. The Pedilavium rite within the context of the Great and Holy Thursday liturgy is not commemorating "service in general," but the institution of priestly service by Christ in commissioning His apostles to serve the people of God. Quite frankly the Roman Church does not need more liturgical innovation, and it most certainly does not need to be even more ritually Low Church than it is already.
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I read that NCRegister article too, and found it completely unconvincing. The Pedilavium rite within the context of the Great and Holy Thursday liturgy is not commemorating "service in general," but the institution of priestly service by Christ in commissioning His apostles to serve the people of God. Quite frankly the Roman Church does not need more liturgical innovation, and it most certainly does not need to be even more ritually Low Church than it is already.
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Re: Metropolitan Hilarion on Pope Francis and Eastern Catholics
« Reply #29 on: April 04, 2013, 10:44:38 PM »
When I first heard that Pope Francis washed the feet of 2 women, one of whom was Muslim, I thought..."Oh.  No.  Here comes liberal 'inclusiveness' and all manner of other garbage along with it."  Then I read this article http://www.ncregister.com/blog/jimmy-akin/how-should-we-understand-pope-francis-washing-womens-feet/ .  I have have since revised my view somewhat and am adopting the good ol' "wait and see" attitude for now.  It's worth taking the time to read it to get a somewhat different perspective about it.  (Bear in mind that the article is from a Catholic, not Orthodox, pov, and should be read not in a spirit of judgmentalism and "Catholics are wrong" but in order to get a hopefully wider or better understanding of the actions of a Catholic Pope, in a Catholic context, from a Catholic writer.)
I read that NCRegister article too, and found it completely unconvincing. The Pedilavium rite within the context of the Great and Holy Thursday liturgy is not commemorating "service in general," but the institution of priestly service by Christ in commissioning His apostles to serve the people of God. Quite frankly the Roman Church does not need more liturgical innovation, and it most certainly does not need to be even more ritually Low Church than it is already.
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Re: Metropolitan Hilarion on Pope Francis and Eastern Catholics
« Reply #30 on: April 04, 2013, 11:30:44 PM »
When I first heard that Pope Francis washed the feet of 2 women, one of whom was Muslim, I thought..."Oh.  No.  Here comes liberal 'inclusiveness' and all manner of other garbage along with it."  Then I read this article http://www.ncregister.com/blog/jimmy-akin/how-should-we-understand-pope-francis-washing-womens-feet/ .  I have have since revised my view somewhat and am adopting the good ol' "wait and see" attitude for now.  It's worth taking the time to read it to get a somewhat different perspective about it.  (Bear in mind that the article is from a Catholic, not Orthodox, pov, and should be read not in a spirit of judgmentalism and "Catholics are wrong" but in order to get a hopefully wider or better understanding of the actions of a Catholic Pope, in a Catholic context, from a Catholic writer.)
I read that NCRegister article too, and found it completely unconvincing. The Pedilavium rite within the context of the Great and Holy Thursday liturgy is not commemorating "service in general," but the institution of priestly service by Christ in commissioning His apostles to serve the people of God. Quite frankly the Roman Church does not need more liturgical innovation, and it most certainly does not need to be even more ritually Low Church than it is already.
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For what it is worth I too agree that future of my Church, at least liturgically is not looking good.  We will all have to wait and see, but quite frankly the humility "show" is already starting to seem just that.

 When I first heard that the Pope was going to the prison it was also suggested that there would be a news black out of the event.  That encouraged me, but alas it was on live TV.  It seems that cameras are always present, whether washing non-Christian feet, or kissing the handicapped.  If every act of "humility" is done in front of a camera, is it really humility or just the opposite?

A "job" has responsibilities.  The job of Pope does as well, and I just don't think that throwing away traditions and established "rules" and "norms" encourages anything other than disobedience by others in the Church.  OK, I wouldn't wear red shoes either, but what exactly are we to learn from washing a mohammedin's feet? That Christians are indeed the slaves of the Muslim as THEY believe, or that we are just naïve saps, kissing feet while they martyr our brothers and sisters and burn churches.  I don't understand and I wish the Pope would clarify.

Feel good Jesuit relativism is NOT what my Church needs right now, but that is only my humble opinion as a simple layman. Frankly it is far too early to label the Pope quite yet. He could just be acting on instinct at this point with the overwhelming "newness" of his position...........at least I hope so.  Jesuits for the most part went over to the dark side some time ago I'm afraid.  Just look at Jesuit universities.

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Re: Metropolitan Hilarion on Pope Francis and Eastern Catholics
« Reply #31 on: April 05, 2013, 02:05:20 AM »
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(Bear in mind that the article is from a Catholic, not Orthodox, pov, and should be read not in a spirit of judgmentalism and "Catholics are wrong" but in order to get a hopefully wider or better understanding of the actions of a Catholic Pope, in a Catholic context, from a Catholic writer.)

Someone once told me that is what the Heresy of Ecumenism is - you know this heresy thats pervasive in nearly all the churches/denominations today.

I'm OK, you're OK, don't judge me, i won't judge you. Different strokes for Different Folks.

Back to the 70's, ya know?
https://sarumuse.wordpress.com/2013/03/22/back-to-the-1970s/

Yes, I believe that every single priest and bishop is potentially committing a sin to wash moslems women's feet within or after a Mass of Maundy Thursday.

I believe it is deeply wrong with all my heart and soul and would yell it from the rooftops!

GENDER and FAITH IS REAL !  God made us this way and no modernist influence prelate will change the truth which prevails forever.

Though I also recognize that Pope Francis is going along with the mainstream prevailing loosy goosy attitude in his church to act in such a manner and has many other virtues and positive lessons to teach us. Yet this recent example suggests that the "Spirit of Vatican II" has at last come home to roost and will take over the city of Rome in ways no one ever thought possible. What you see at your average parish church in the US or Argentina will now be seen in Rome too. Rome will no longer be held to a higher standard, it will feature the same abuses and novelties that many know quite well from USA masses.


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I hope Pope Francis doesn't decide to adopt a poodle.
If he did, I should hope Met. Hilarion would have an opportunity to pet it ....
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"and for all who are Orthodox, and who hold the Catholic and Apostolic Faith, remember, O Lord, thy servants" - yet the post-conciliar RC hierarchy is tolerant of everyone and everything... except Catholic Tradition, for modernists are as salt with no taste, to be “thrown out and trampled under foot

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Re: Metropolitan Hilarion on Pope Francis and Eastern Catholics
« Reply #32 on: April 05, 2013, 05:04:57 AM »
Maybe I've just been reading the thread(s) distractedly (distractedly?), but I didn't realize till now that one of the women was Muslim.
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Re: Metropolitan Hilarion on Pope Francis and Eastern Catholics
« Reply #33 on: April 05, 2013, 05:05:47 AM »
That would explain the 4 horsemen I saw out riding yesterday. (At the time I just thought they were trying to get some exercise.)

When I first heard that Pope Francis washed the feet of 2 women, one of whom was Muslim, I thought..."Oh.  No.  Here comes liberal 'inclusiveness' and all manner of other garbage along with it."  Then I read this article http://www.ncregister.com/blog/jimmy-akin/how-should-we-understand-pope-francis-washing-womens-feet/ .  I have have since revised my view somewhat and am adopting the good ol' "wait and see" attitude for now.  It's worth taking the time to read it to get a somewhat different perspective about it.  (Bear in mind that the article is from a Catholic, not Orthodox, pov, and should be read not in a spirit of judgmentalism and "Catholics are wrong" but in order to get a hopefully wider or better understanding of the actions of a Catholic Pope, in a Catholic context, from a Catholic writer.)
I read that NCRegister article too, and found it completely unconvincing. The Pedilavium rite within the context of the Great and Holy Thursday liturgy is not commemorating "service in general," but the institution of priestly service by Christ in commissioning His apostles to serve the people of God. Quite frankly the Roman Church does not need more liturgical innovation, and it most certainly does not need to be even more ritually Low Church than it is already.
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Re: Metropolitan Hilarion on Pope Francis and Eastern Catholics
« Reply #34 on: April 05, 2013, 05:15:05 AM »
Maybe I've just been reading the thread(s) distractedly (distractedly?), but I didn't realize till now that one of the women was Muslim.

Good grief, that detail was all over the news in my neck of the woods ....
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Re: Metropolitan Hilarion on Pope Francis and Eastern Catholics
« Reply #35 on: April 05, 2013, 05:24:01 AM »
Maybe I've just been reading the thread(s) distractedly (distractedly?), but I didn't realize till now that one of the women was Muslim.

Mash'Allah. Monophysites, muslims, the Roman Catholic church is on the good path.

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Re: Metropolitan Hilarion on Pope Francis and Eastern Catholics
« Reply #36 on: April 05, 2013, 10:14:04 AM »
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(Bear in mind that the article is from a Catholic, not Orthodox, pov, and should be read not in a spirit of judgmentalism and "Catholics are wrong" but in order to get a hopefully wider or better understanding of the actions of a Catholic Pope, in a Catholic context, from a Catholic writer.)

Someone once told me that is what the Heresy of Ecumenism is - you know this heresy thats pervasive in nearly all the churches/denominations today.

I'm OK, you're OK, don't judge me, i won't judge you. Different strokes for Different Folks.

Back to the 70's, ya know?
https://sarumuse.wordpress.com/2013/03/22/back-to-the-1970s/

Yes, I believe that every single priest and bishop is potentially committing a sin to wash moslems women's feet within or after a Mass of Maundy Thursday.

I believe it is deeply wrong with all my heart and soul and would yell it from the rooftops!

GENDER and FAITH IS REAL !  God made us this way and no modernist influence prelate will change the truth which prevails forever.

Though I also recognize that Pope Francis is going along with the mainstream prevailing loosy goosy attitude in his church to act in such a manner and has many other virtues and positive lessons to teach us. Yet this recent example suggests that the "Spirit of Vatican II" has at last come home to roost and will take over the city of Rome in ways no one ever thought possible. What you see at your average parish church in the US or Argentina will now be seen in Rome too. Rome will no longer be held to a higher standard, it will feature the same abuses and novelties that many know quite well from USA masses.


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I hope Pope Francis doesn't decide to adopt a poodle.
If he did, I should hope Met. Hilarion would have an opportunity to pet it ....


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Re: Metropolitan Hilarion on Pope Francis and Eastern Catholics
« Reply #37 on: April 05, 2013, 10:16:13 AM »
Maybe I've just been reading the thread(s) distractedly (distractedly?), but I didn't realize till now that one of the women was Muslim.

Mash'Allah. Uniates, muslims, the papist church is on the good path.

Uniates?  Hey...I'm a "Uniate".  8)  (I thought we weren't supposed to use that word around here--not that it bothers me in the least, but some do take offense.)
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Re: Metropolitan Hilarion on Pope Francis and Eastern Catholics
« Reply #38 on: April 05, 2013, 10:21:05 AM »
When I first heard that Pope Francis washed the feet of 2 women, one of whom was Muslim, I thought..."Oh.  No.  Here comes liberal 'inclusiveness' and all manner of other garbage along with it."  Then I read this article http://www.ncregister.com/blog/jimmy-akin/how-should-we-understand-pope-francis-washing-womens-feet/ .  I have have since revised my view somewhat and am adopting the good ol' "wait and see" attitude for now.  It's worth taking the time to read it to get a somewhat different perspective about it.  (Bear in mind that the article is from a Catholic, not Orthodox, pov, and should be read not in a spirit of judgmentalism and "Catholics are wrong" but in order to get a hopefully wider or better understanding of the actions of a Catholic Pope, in a Catholic context, from a Catholic writer.)
I read that NCRegister article too, and found it completely unconvincing. The Pedilavium rite within the context of the Great and Holy Thursday liturgy is not commemorating "service in general," but the institution of priestly service by Christ in commissioning His apostles to serve the people of God. Quite frankly the Roman Church does not need more liturgical innovation, and it most certainly does not need to be even more ritually Low Church than it is already.

That is precisely why I revised my view *somewhat*, and adopted a wait and see attitude.  I guess I'm slightly more gullible and open to "suggestion" than you, as I didn't find it completely unconvincing.  There was enough there to give me pause for thought about my own judgmentalism and preconceived ideas--but the depth of my catechesis and education is not nearly as great as that of others here.  And no, I'm *not* being sarcastic.
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Re: Metropolitan Hilarion on Pope Francis and Eastern Catholics
« Reply #39 on: April 05, 2013, 05:15:19 PM »
I read that NCRegister article too, and found it completely unconvincing. The Pedilavium rite within the context of the Great and Holy Thursday liturgy is not commemorating "service in general," but the institution of priestly service by Christ in commissioning His apostles to serve the people of God. Quite frankly the Roman Church does not need more liturgical innovation, and it most certainly does not need to be even more ritually Low Church than it is already.

That is precisely why I revised my view *somewhat*, and adopted a wait and see attitude.  I guess I'm slightly more gullible and open to "suggestion" than you, as I didn't find it completely unconvincing.  There was enough there to give me pause for thought about my own judgmentalism and preconceived ideas--but the depth of my catechesis and education is not nearly as great as that of others here.  And no, I'm *not* being sarcastic.
If knowing the meaning of the Pedilavium rite according to Tradition is a form of "judgmentalism" then I am guilty as charged. That said, the constant desire for liturgical innovation in the Roman Church is a problem even if large numbers of Roman Catholics refuse to see it as one.
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Re: Metropolitan Hilarion on Pope Francis and Eastern Catholics
« Reply #40 on: April 05, 2013, 05:17:37 PM »
Jesuits for the most part went over to the dark side some time ago I'm afraid.  Just look at Jesuit universities.

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Re: Metropolitan Hilarion on Pope Francis and Eastern Catholics
« Reply #41 on: April 05, 2013, 05:27:01 PM »
Jesuits for the most part went over to the dark side some time ago I'm afraid.  Just look at Jesuit universities.

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What's up with Jesuit universities?
Here's an example of what is going on:

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Re: Metropolitan Hilarion on Pope Francis and Eastern Catholics
« Reply #42 on: April 05, 2013, 07:32:18 PM »
Jesuits for the most part went over to the dark side some time ago I'm afraid.  Just look at Jesuit universities.

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What's up with Jesuit universities?
Here's an example of what is going on:

Gonzaga University Denies Knights of Columbus Student Group Because it’s Catholic
So, a Catholic University denied a Catholic group from forming? What?

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Re: Metropolitan Hilarion on Pope Francis and Eastern Catholics
« Reply #43 on: April 05, 2013, 07:41:50 PM »
Jesuits for the most part went over to the dark side some time ago I'm afraid.  Just look at Jesuit universities.

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What's up with Jesuit universities?
Here's an example of what is going on:

Gonzaga University Denies Knights of Columbus Student Group Because it’s Catholic

The simple fact is that the Once Catholic Universities are now acting like Secular institutions.  This was a big big issue with Pope John Paul II.  He was very concerned that these once bastions of universality in Christian Doctrine found themselves smack dab in the middle of American relativism.  And as such are making compromises in sex, gay, doctrinal issues much to the dismay of more conservative Bishops in America.
Whether they can put the 'toothpaste' back into the tube is in question.  Will these once proud colleges get back to basics?

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Re: Metropolitan Hilarion on Pope Francis and Eastern Catholics
« Reply #44 on: April 05, 2013, 07:50:49 PM »
Jesuits for the most part went over to the dark side some time ago I'm afraid.  Just look at Jesuit universities.

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They're not the only ones.  I taught at DePaul for two years before it struck me that it was supposed to be "a Catholic University".
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