Another one funny question: how can retired bishop award a priest?
But the most puzzling thing is this happy declaration:
The W. Rite continues to flourish in the Russian Orthodox Church Outside Russia, and continues to operate under the omophor of the first hierarch, Metropolitan Hilarion, who issued a comforting clarification soon after the synodal decree, which clarification remains the last official word on the W. Rite. More and more, our W. Rite clergy are coming to realize that the E. Rite clergy and people of our Church are going to be a source of support, encouragement, and blessing, and that suspicions about the motives and humanity of E. Rite brethren have been, in many cases, excessively pessimistic. W. Rite clergy have been concelebrating with E. Rite clergy more and more, including on the territory of the Chicago diocese (e.g., at my own parish on the edge of Austin, Texas), even as concerns regarding how W. Rite clergy were vetted under the former vicariate structure, are allayed.
I mean since everything cracked up, what to be happy about?
Fr. Aidan seems to have fairly positive attitude for all things WRO. He probably knows himself that reality is not that rosy but apparently he has intentionally chosen to write positively. I guess I can't blame him. It's a sort of nice change for the usual situation that everyone's gossiping all the negative aspects of everything.
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A Christian must not be fanatical; he must have love for and be sensitive towards all people. Those who inconsiderately toss out comments, even if they are true, can cause harm.
-- St. Paisios the Athonite