Is English your mother tongue or are you just a bad typist?
I was trying to ask that too, only without mentioning the bad typing.
I got no answers regarding where this allegedly flooded-out church is nor the backgrounds of the parishioners (such as, are any of them born members of your church?). Perfectly civil questions.
So I see, unsurprisingly, no evidence of theological schooling (where presumably one would learn how to write coherently) and no real ministry.
Real OCA priests wouldn't describe a vagante
as 'valid'. Not only does that make no sense according to Orthodoxy but, as has been said, that term along with 'canonical lines' (a vagante
favourite) aren't part of Orthodox theological lingo.
I don't believe that Metropolitan Herman would concelebrate with your bishop, for example.
Two- we do that same liturgy as very one else on Sunday, Holy week plus Holy Nativity .
An Orthodox priest would know that there are several other great feasts besides Christmas when he's required to conduct services.
To the original poster: what we're trying to tell you, apparently without getting through, is that although your friend a few years ago may have been very nice, he wasn't really an Orthodox priest
In trying to follow him you've joined something you thought was Orthodox but isn't.
Had a look at the website you link to in your profile and found no church locations nor service times. Just a ramble about 'lines of succession'. That says it all.
I suggest that if all one wants to do is brag about being a priest one should do that somewhere else.
Reminds me of the guys who claim they're ex-Navy SEALs* to try to pick up girls.
Just like real SEALs don't talk like that, a priest, even from a church that's not really Orthodox, would talk about his ministry in a real place with a name to actual human beings.
To clarify: I have no direct experience (like being an ex-member) of these vagante
churches but in following church matters over more than 20 years have learnt a lot about them.
*The equivalent of commandos to non-US readers.