I just realized whats wrong in the Orthodox Chuch today. There is no christian Love do, to Priests that think they are Better than others.
Jolly good, Mr Hood. Then stop playing at being Orthodox and run along. They obviously aren't worth your emulation.
For exsample Main Stream churchs, The OCA, Rocor, The Greek orthodox Church in America and so on. They have to much pride in them selfs and they think that they are better than the Independent Orthodox Churches.
They are what they are and like anybody don't like it when people pretend to be something they're not, rather like the American Medical Association feel about that old guy in Florida who recently got busted for impersonating a doctor, offering the ladies free breast and genital exams.
These so called Goody two shose Priests like to use the words like (vagants) and wannabe
Those goody-two-shoes people who did the work and got medical degrees have the garbanzos to deny that old perv is really one of them. So it is here.
The word vangante is not a word at all since it is not in the Distionary . I think this is their new words that they have put in to the canon laws.
So what and no.
They have to realize that Being Orthodox is not being in communion with another Orthodox church.
Pretty convenient for the game you're trying to play, Mr Hood, but no.
The word communion is for taking the body and Blood of our Lord and savior Jesus Christ who is the Church High Priest of the Church, who we are incommunion with. 'I'm a doctor because I
SAY I am!'
- that old saddo in the Sunshine State
The Church is not a building the Church is people coming toegther in one Belief in Jesus christ.
Funny, Mr Hood, I don't remember you answering simple, general (not invading people's privacy) questions on any actual people you claim to minister to. Your website doesn't even list service times. And the schedule of services you wrote (Sundays and Christmas... and that's it) doesn't match what a real Orthodox priest does.
You don't have to be incommunion with a building that has a name.
Red herring. Your bishop isn't in communion with Orthodox bishops - people not buildings.
Like The OCA,or Russian or Greek.or Syrian, or AOC.
Sounds like somebody who couldn't or never tried to get into a real seminary or be sponsored at one by a real bishop.
being in communion is that All orthodox Churches are in communion togther by Belief and faith.
But that's just like the Protestants and their 'invisible church'.
it not by who is who or who is better.
Red herring. 'Better' is nothing to do with it. It's to do with what is and what is not. And you and your little church simply are not Orthodox.
Plus just because a person learns in a small seminary in stead of a large Seminary does not make him any lesser of a priest than a Priest from a larger Seminary.
Right, so which little seminary did you go to? Is it accredited? Meaning, does it grant degrees everybody else recognises? Or is it simply a clergy-training school? (To be fair the real Orthodox have had schools that aren't accredited - that simply train Orthodox priests.)
I am Paul I am an Orthodox Priest,I am not a Mister.
You are not an Orthodox priest because your bishops aren't on the diptychs of any recognised Orthodox church. To the Orthodox, 'lines of succession' outside their fellowship mean crap. And Rome recognises the Orthodox' 'power of the keys' to recognise or not recognise such things. So guess what, Mr H? You're not a priest. And since I see no proof you have a real ministry to people I'm not going to extend the courtesy of treating you like one.
I was ordained in sucession through the Apostles and Jesus Christ.
Get it into your head - to the Orthodox your 'succession' is meaningless.
I an not a vangante or a wannbe for Christ is my Arch Priest and Bishop through him and my belief is the Church and I serve the people, People do not serve me. The orthodox people are the Church as the church is Jesus christ.
Oh, so now Jesus is your bishop. Next...
are these people you serve? Where
geographically? How many? What are their backgrounds?
Has your church got ANY born members? Real Orthodox jurisdictions do.