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Switch to Forum Live View Metropolitan Philip defends decisions He says transfer of bishop needed to revive diocese
7 years ago  ::  Nov 07, 2010 - 10:28AM #1
Kerygma
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By DAVID YONKE
BLADE RELIGION EDITOR


The Antiochian Orthodox Christian Church is thriving everywhere in North America except the Midwest, according to the archdiocese's longtime leader, Metropolitan Philip Saliba.


And that was the sole reason for a controversial decision, announced last month, to transfer Bishop Mark Maymon, bishop of Toledo and the Midwest, to the Pacific Northwest.


Bishop Mark refused the move and instead is joining the Orthodox Church in America.


"I told our local synod when we met Oct. 22 in Jacksonville, Fla., that perhaps we put the wrong man in the wrong place," Metropolitan Philip said Monday in an interview from his Englewood, N.J., headquarters. "And I wanted to transfer His Grace, Bishop Mark, to the Northwest, where he can do a much, much better job."


 


Read entire story here: http://www.toledoblade.com/article/20101106/NEWS10/11050415

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7 years ago  ::  Nov 07, 2010 - 3:24PM #2
Prajna
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We can only pray that His Emminence knows that he is doing.  

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7 years ago  ::  Nov 07, 2010 - 9:36PM #3
Kerygma
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Oh... he knows what he is doing, Prajna. That's the real indictment against him. If he didn't know what he was doing, his tyrannical behavior might be excused. 

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7 years ago  ::  Nov 08, 2010 - 2:09PM #4
Prajna
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K,


He is the Metropolitan of AOC in America.  He does have the oversight of the Diocese.  I guess this comes down to the role of an autocepholous church and it's Bishops in regards to our mother Church.

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7 years ago  ::  Nov 08, 2010 - 11:06PM #5
Kerygma
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Yes, that's all true, Praj. It's also well known that the road to hell is paved with the curbstones of bishops and the cobblestones of priests. In other words, bishops are just as capable of sinning as the rest of us. If you would listen to the Metropolitan in that interview I mentioned, you would in all probability develop a different attitude about the man. BUT... we do need to pray for him. He has some "splaining" to do to our Lord (as do we all) and tossing this priest and his wife and children into the streets a few weeks before Christmas is not a particularly charitable thing to do.

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