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Offline sinjinsmythe

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Romanian Priests Suspended For Blessing Brothels
« on: April 18, 2003, 04:02:16 PM »
Romanian Priests Suspended For Blessing Brothels
Orthodox Church Forbids Blessing Sites Deemed Unholy
Posted: 4:05 p.m. EDT April 17, 2003


BUCHAREST, Romania -- Romania's Orthodox Church suspended 10 Bucharest priests who were filmed blessing brothels, porn shops and a weapons store in exchange for money and goods.

It is traditional for Orthodox priests to bless homes, offices, cars and gardens to ward off the devil. But priests are not allowed to bless places deemed unholy, such as brothels and abortion clinics.


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Re:Romanian Priests Suspended For Blessing Brothels
« Reply #1 on: April 18, 2003, 04:32:11 PM »
If true this is very sad indeed.

That article will probably show up on the Fundamentalist web sites as grist for the anti-Orthodox mill.
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Re:Romanian Priests Suspended For Blessing Brothels
« Reply #2 on: April 18, 2003, 04:52:20 PM »
If true this is very sad indeed.

That article will probably show up on the Fundamentalist web sites as grist for the anti-Orthodox mill.

Indeed.  But "kudos" to the hierarchs who suspended these 10 money-hungry priests.  Let's not forget that the house was cleaned and that they *were* suspended.  Fundies have skeletons in their closets too, I'm sure.

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Re:Romanian Priests Suspended For Blessing Brothels
« Reply #3 on: April 18, 2003, 05:14:55 PM »
If true this is very sad indeed.

That article will probably show up on the Fundamentalist web sites as grist for the anti-Orthodox mill.

Indeed.  But "kudos" to the hierarchs who suspended these 10 money-hungry priests.  Let's not forget that the house was cleaned and that they *were* suspended.  Fundies have skeletons in their closets too, I'm sure.

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Good point!

And the Fundies have lots of skeletons! ;D

The first condition of salvation is to keep the norm of the true faith and in no way to deviate from the established doctrine of the Fathers.
- Pope St. Hormisdas