An Explanation For The Flip-Flops

"...Ask me how this is possible!, and, I will answer that this change of heart and spiritual mind is rooted in deep spiritual delusion and sickness of heart and mind that has come upon the elect themselves during these last days."

-Fr. Spyridon Schneider


In 1976, when I was a Deacon serving at Holy Epiphany Russian Orthodox Church under Fr. Roman Lukianov he told me something that I will never forget. He said:

“Fr. Spyridon, never before in the history of the Church has there been a persecution as cruel and diabolical as the persecution of the Orthodox Church in Russian by the Bolsheviks. In all previous persecutions the Church knew her persecutors, whether they were Mongols, Turks or others; they never pretended to be anyone other than themselves. However, in Russia the Bolsheviks sent their criminal agents to seminaries, dressed them in podriasniks and ryasas, ordained them readers, sub-deacons, deacons, priests and bishops and vested them in the robes of Christ so that these God-hating criminals could betray the faithful and destroy the Church from within.”

At this point Fr. Roman broke down in tears and sobbed from the depths of his heart and bowels of his feelings. Inexplicably, this same Fr. Roman has for the past twelve years or so been one of the chief architect-proponents of reunion with Moscow. Ask me how this is possible!, and, I will answer that this change of heart and spiritual mind is rooted in deep spiritual delusion and sickness of heart and mind that has come upon the elect themselves during these last days.

source: http://monasterypress.com/eyewitness.html

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