Saturday, March 19, 2011

His Eminence Speaks Truths to Powers and Principalities

The Orthodox Church in America's new head, "the first native-born convert to head the church," has "decided to move the offices of the OCA from its isolated Syosset, N.Y., chancery to St. Nicholas Cathedral in Northwest Washington, [D.C.]" not without controversy — Metropolitan Jonah goes to Washington. As a decentralist, I feel Syosset's loss, but I welcome these words:
    We need to see and call things what they are and not in some disguised politically correct language.... So often, people think that if we name sin for what it is, that we’re judging people. No, we’re just pointing out reality. It is not a matter of judgment to say abortion is a sin. It is not a matter of judgment to say that homosexual activity is a sin. It is a matter of simply stating the truth of the Gospel, the good news of Jesus Christ.

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