mmcxristidis wrote:Well, Mr Joseph Mahmoud Suaiden, If I'm off the deep end then you have sunk to the seabed and are a bottom feeder. It's easy for most to see you are a egomaniac with your many internet blogs and comments everywhere and your love of appearing as some Orthodox authority on just about every subject that may arise. With your many words and excuses defending your Milan group and their doings no matter what they may be.
Now from reading about recent events, the independence of the USA group from the European. and the European group recognizing World Orthodoxy and the MP you say it doesn't matter and your new Milan group still doesn't accept what they are doing, and you won't go along with them no matter what, what a mess this Milan has become. I believe the fact of the matter is that if your new "independent Metropolitan John begins accepting World Orthodoxy, which I think will happen, and tells you you must also, and to shut up, then you will go right along with it. Why ?, well that's simple. because you are a megalomaniac who loves the spotlight and you know that if you were to leave the Milan Synod and try to go elsewhere, you wouldn't be accepted with the title of deacon or perhaps by then priest, and I know you just couldn't be so humble as to accept being subjected to the role of a mere layman.
Well, I am not going to get into how I'd be received if I left (because the truth is I don't know) but I will tell you that on bad days it would have been a relief to be "just Joe" again and gone to an established parish Church, rather than horribly running a little house mission in our Synod. I've considered-- many times-- submitting a resignation, getting deposed, and heading over to a nearby established Church in another jurisdiction. I haven't seen the inside of a bar in years. I used to like going and having a beer every so often. (There is debate about whether I can attend a soccer game, so I don't even try). I haven't been able to freely write the way I used to when I was a layman. Now I am accountable to everyone who hates me or what I wrote complaining to my Bishop and forcing a retraction. I'm a hundred times more accountable now when I miss services. And I could be late. I used to go every other week and was perfectly happy. I could listen to whatever music I wanted all the time and no one cared. All so that I could stand at altar and exhaust myself in front of the Body and Blood of our Lord that I am a million times more certain now than I was before that I am UNWORTHY TO RECEIVE.
Oh yeah, and I get to have random lunatics on the Internet telling me I am a fake clergyman. LUCKY ME!
For the record, Metropolitan John knows-- and has known for years-- that I do not recognize the Moscow Patriarchate and World Orthodoxy, so don't worry, we have much more disclosure on our views than you think. If you'd like his views, read the clergy confession, which he said accurately encapsulates his ecclesiological position. I am actually quite sure he will *not* go to World Orthodoxy, far more so than you, because I actually talk to
him, not about
Fact is, only a vagante synod would give you the title of deacon, Why, simple, you don't qualify, you have been married and divorced, no matter what you may say, I mean, you have a son, Joe Jr., with your first wife. That fact makes your first marriage legit in my book, no matter how you want to spin the facts. Your wife now, has also been married and divorced, no matter if your Metropolitan decrees it was never so and declares it not so.
Well, thank God you don't comprise the canonical authority of the Church vested in her Bishops, who actually require investigations into matters. You just pretend to be a dog on Facebook and try to talk to other men's wives. Watch your mouth.
if it's true, as you say, that the SIR and ROCOR were ever in communion with Milan then it's certainly not true now. Vagante groups have weaseled their way in and out of legit synods in the past, doesn't make them any less vagante.
Actually, I never said "SiR and ROCOR". I said "the SiR", which you claim to be a part of. Milan's Bishops were in communion with the SiR at the end of the 80's-early 90's. By contrast, the SiR entered into communion with ROCOR in 1994.
You claim we were friends. I believe your idea of friendship is "what can I get out of this to promote my own causes and idea's". When one less useful friendship begins to interfere with another more useful one, they are no longer your "friend".
Actually, my friends would also know that I received headaches from you because of your belligerence towards others.
I would advise Fr. Anastasios and your other friends to reexamine what your "friendship"really is, and how associating with you makes them appear to more intelligent members of their own synod, and if it's really in their best interests to accept every excuse you make defending your group.
Who said my friends agree with me on everything? They're *my* friends. Not "Metropolitan Evloghios' friends.
Joanna was your "friend also, when she was less informed and aware of what you were trying to achieve. Remember a while back, when you wrote in this forum about your financial woes with not being able to pay your rent, and asking people here for money ? She was one of the first to respond and send you 50 bucks, and asking other to also send you $50. now she is useless, just a crazy old "mousemole", as I am also to you, Thank God.
I am thankful to over three dozen people who helped us during that time, and that includes Joanna. We have different sections of prayers to read for each of them which we read in our prayers, and have ever since they helped us back then until the present
as our benefactors, to the very end of our lives.
Yet a word of advice: when you give to the poor, the left hand should never know what the right hand is doing, for an evilly-intended statement can suck the grace right out of a very good action. Prudence would have dictated to you never to mention the good she did for us, for no matter how evil you and she may believe me to be, the Lord would have accepted the alms. You have obviously shown you have more than enough to humiliate me with. Now you risk having robbed that grace. Great "politics", but bad spirituality.