Metropolitan Laurus shall enter history as an extremely negative figure

19 March 2008
Portal-Credo.Ru

Number 812: Interview P.N. Koltypina about Laura
 "In the history of Metropolitan Laurus will enter as a person extremely negative"
PETER Koltypin - Wallowski
Member of the Supreme Council of the Russian Imperial Union - Order (RISO)
*ROCA under omophorion Bishop of Odessa and the Tauride Agafangel (Pashkovsky)


Alex Feoktistov
What comes immediately to your mind concerning Metropolitan Laurus?


Pyotr Koltypin-Vallovskoy
I knew him for no less than 20 years. He listened much, but, he spoke little. Although he preached sermons, I believe that he was an uneducated man. However, this in no way means that Mr. Skurla did not know how to rule. He required obedience and he knew how to use force. He shall enter history as an extremely negative person, as a traitor. Furthermore, he must give an answer to God for his treachery.


Alex Feoktistov
How do you account for the fact that Metropolitan Laurus died on the Feast of the Triumph of Orthodoxy?


Pyotr Koltypin-Vallovskoy
As one of our parishioners said, the Lord removed the traitor so that he could not profane the day.


Alex Feoktistov
Are there going to be pannikhidas celebrated in your Church for the memory of Metropolitan Laurus?


Pyotr Koltypin-Vallovskoy
How can one celebrate a pannikhida for a Judas?  Of course, there shall be those who shall pray for his soul because of personal friendship or former acquaintance.


Alex Feoktistov
Why do you think that Metropolitan Laurus felt it was so important for the ROCOR to be united with the Moscow Patriarchate?


Pyotr Koltypin-Vallovskoy
It is a great mystery to me. Certainly, some money changed hands… in any case; Mr. Skurla had long spoken of such reconciliation with Moscow.


Alex Feoktistov
What shall now happen to the ROCOR/MP?


Pyotr Koltypin-Vallovskoy
Most probably, some more parishes and faithful shall leave the group. Indeed, Metropolitan Laurus allowed a clergyman the privilege of not mentioning the name of Patriarch Alex in services ... perhaps, he shall leave the ROCOR/MP now.


Alex Feoktistov
In your opinion, who shall become the new primate of the ROCOR/MP?

Pyotr Koltypin-Vallovskoy
Most likely, the new head shall be Bishop Hilarion. Then again, it is well-known that he has fallen in love with the flock of his Australian diocese and many believe that he does not wish to leave them.  Maybe Bishop Mark; however, he is German, although he speaks Russian fluently and well.  Nevertheless… he is German. A very improbable choice would be Archbishop Gabriel.

Alex Feoktistov
What was the cause of Metropolitan Laurus’ death?

Pyotr Koltypin-Vallovskoy
No public announcement has been made of this. Many say that it shall always be unknown. There shall not be an autopsy, for such is usually not allowed in the case of a death of a monastic. However, he had been feeling very poorly for quite some time, and such was noticeable to all about him.

Alex Feoktistov
But didn’t Metropolitan Laurus visit Russia recently and appear quite well?

Pyotr Koltypin-Vallovskoy
Everyone knows that today there are modern medications that help to sustain one’s health temporarily.


Interviewed by Alex Feoktistov
for " Portal -Credo.Ru"

19 March 2008
Portal-Credo.Ru
As cited in EL Mager’s Journal
 http://elmager.livejournal.com/
 http://elmager.livejournal.com/2008/03/19/

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