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6 years ago  ::  Dec 30, 2008 - 10:09PM #1
Huson
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"... as the Church becomes indigenous in this country, it is encountering and has to deal with the culture at large. It can no longer hide under the dark veils of mystical antiquity and languages incomprehensible even to the faithful. Babushka watches Pat Robertson and Mother Angelica. Yaya watches Benny Hinn. Our people are now well educated and sophisticated businessmen, no longer non-English speaking immigrants."

Where Do We Go from Here?
by His Beatitude, Metropolitan Jonah

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6 years ago  ::  Jan 06, 2009 - 10:53AM #2
SeraphimR
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[QUOTE=Huson;987155]"... as the Church becomes indigenous in this country, it is encountering and has to deal with the culture at large. It can no longer hide under the dark veils of mystical antiquity and languages incomprehensible even to the faithful. Babushka watches Pat Robertson and Mother Angelica. Yaya watches Benny Hinn. Our people are now well educated and sophisticated businessmen, no longer non-English speaking immigrants."

Where Do We Go from Here?
by His Beatitude, Metropolitan Jonah

:)

Huson[/QUOTE]

I think Metropolltan Jonah is addressing non-Orthodox influences on the Orthodox in America.  He is saying that the grandmothers now watch Protestants and Catholics on TV and that their children are now western educated and are sophisticated businessmen.

The grandmothers and the businessmen are two aspects of the same problem.  But they are distinct aspects.  The grandmothers are not western educated or sophisticated, and their children are not watching Benny Hinn.
There is a hole in my heart dug deep by advertising and envy and a desire to see a thing that is new and different and beautiful. A place within me that is empty, and that I want to fill up. The hole makes me think electronics can help. And of course, they can.

They make the world easier and more enjoyable. They boost productivity and provide entertainment and information and sometimes even status. At least for a while. At least until they are obsolete. At least until they are garbage.

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6 years ago  ::  Jan 06, 2009 - 10:53AM #3
SeraphimR
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[QUOTE=Huson;987155]"... as the Church becomes indigenous in this country, it is encountering and has to deal with the culture at large. It can no longer hide under the dark veils of mystical antiquity and languages incomprehensible even to the faithful. Babushka watches Pat Robertson and Mother Angelica. Yaya watches Benny Hinn. Our people are now well educated and sophisticated businessmen, no longer non-English speaking immigrants."

Where Do We Go from Here?
by His Beatitude, Metropolitan Jonah

:)

Huson[/QUOTE]

I think Metropolltan Jonah is addressing non-Orthodox influences on the Orthodox in America.  He is saying that the grandmothers now watch Protestants and Catholics on TV and that their children are now western educated and are sophisticated businessmen.

The grandmothers and the businessmen are two aspects of the same problem.  But they are distinct aspects.  The grandmothers are not western educated or sophisticated, and their children are not watching Benny Hinn.
There is a hole in my heart dug deep by advertising and envy and a desire to see a thing that is new and different and beautiful. A place within me that is empty, and that I want to fill up. The hole makes me think electronics can help. And of course, they can.

They make the world easier and more enjoyable. They boost productivity and provide entertainment and information and sometimes even status. At least for a while. At least until they are obsolete. At least until they are garbage.

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6 years ago  ::  Jan 08, 2009 - 2:25PM #4
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6 years ago  ::  Jan 10, 2009 - 6:41PM #5
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[QUOTE=SeraphimR;1000185]I think Metropolltan Jonah is addressing non-Orthodox influences on the Orthodox in America.  He is saying that the grandmothers now watch Protestants and Catholics on TV and that their children are now western educated and are sophisticated businessmen.

The grandmothers and the businessmen are two aspects of the same problem.  But they are distinct aspects.  The grandmothers are not western educated or sophisticated, and their children are not watching Benny Hinn.[/QUOTE]

I'm sure you are right.  It is, however, a humorous juxtaposition.

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6 years ago  ::  Jan 25, 2009 - 4:21PM #6
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Damn right!  The well educated are watching Two and a Half Men!
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