Tuesday, May 12, 2009
Phanariot: I wear the badge proudly
This blog began a way to encourage fellow marathoners to explore with me the greater race that we all are participant in. It is now more strongly defined by my outright protest of the insidious attempts by some to use their position as priest or hierarchy to silence the faithful. While I am not an official of the Orthodox Church I am bound by membership to protect it. This is the mandate of all the faithful the entire Body. As St. John Chrysostomos writes it is a "fundamental ecclesiological truth that all members of the Church, in a certain way, constitute a continuous Synod of the People of God." I stand firm as a "champion of the Faith,” and take seriously my duty.