Orthodox Not So Bad?

Since my last series of posts went a bit negative on the Orthodox Church’s treatment of Jews, I thought I’d restore some balance by pointing to this 1903 Paschal sermon by Metropolitan Anthony (Khrapovitsky) of Kiev and Galicia (my favorite place).

…O brethren, I wish to make you understand this so that you would comprehend that even today the Jewish tribe is dear to God’s heart, and realise that God is angered by anyone who would offend that people. Lest anyone suppose that we are selecting words from the sacred scripture with partiality, let me cite for you the words of that man whom the Jews hated above all men. This is the man whom a company of the Jews vowed neither to eat nor drink until they had killed him (Acts 23:12) – Apostle Paul…


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I was born in Soviet Russia and grew up in Israel. I was baptized Orthodox Christian in 2006. Today my husband and I live in Northern Virginia. I would love to hear from you, so please leave a comment!
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3 Responses to Orthodox Not So Bad?

  1. Diana says:

    Where’s the rest (I’m assuming the quote from Jesus)? And isn’t a bit negative to go on and on about how much the Jews wanted to kill Jesus?


  2. Hilaire says:

    The part excerpted above says who “that man whom the Jews hated above all men” is: apostle Paul. Not Jesus. If you click on the link in the word ‘sermon’, you can see the rest.

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