Second visit of Met Jonah (OCA) to Met. Philip. What is he planning to offst the tide re the Damascus Synod. My Priest says don't say Antioch, while Met P emboldens the Greeks to get out of Istanbul. Yes, the Phanar has less than 2000 people. Antioch in Turkey has about 600 or so. No one visits that part of Turkey. Met P will announce some "extra special" rel. with the OCA, my Priest says. How to free ourselves from foreigh despots?! Blessed Holy Week and our Lord would be sad at the byz. politics employed from Damascus to Englewood !
When we recite the creed (at least weekly) we say, "and He rose again on the third day according to the Scriptures." And so according to the Scriptures: "But it shall not be so among you; but whoever would be great among you must be your servant" (Mark 10: 42-45). Another Scripture I call to mind frequently: "To have lawsuits at all with one another is defeat for you" (1 Cor 6: 1-7). Canonical order must be restored!