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"We have concluded that when the principle of phyletism (i.e. ecclesiastical nationalism) is juxtaposed with the teaching of the Gospel and the constant practice of the Church, it is not only foreign to it, but also completely opposed, to it. We decree the following in the Holy Spirit: 1. We reject and condemn racial division, that is, racial differences, national quarrels and disagreements in the Church of Christ, as being contrary to the teaching of the Gospel and the holy canons of our blessed fathers, on which the holy Church is established and which adorn human society and lead it to Divine piety. 2. In accordance with the holy canons, we proclaim that those who accept such division according to races and who dare to base on it hitherto unheard-of racial assemblies are foreign to the One, Holy, Catholic and Apostolic Church and are real schismatics."
Re: More on the Synaxis of Orthodox Patriarchs in Cyprus
Posted by al on 4/5/2012, 1:23 pm, in reply to "Re: More on the Synaxis of Orthodox Patriarchs in Cyprus"
The NYC Saint Patrick's day celebration was never supported by the Italian-American parish in which I was raised. We had San Gennaro Day. The Polish parish celebrated Pulaski Day (http://ststanskostka.org/wordpress/?p=4944), not even a saint. |
The NYC St Patrick's Day Parade is a secular event. Note not one Roman Church rep on the parade committee:
Maybe we learned it from other myopic, ethnocentric religious groups? Does your diocesan bishop expect the parishes to have a July 4th Liturgy, or are you too busy making pysanki?
Paros Island, Greece