Rod Dreher: No Man is Above the Moral Law

April 22, 2010

Orthodox writer Rod Dreher writes:

While we’re on the topic of crooked and immoral church administration, let’s look at the Orthodox Church in America. Shortly before he was elected primate of the Orthodox Church in America, Bishop Jonah gave an electrifying speech in which he said the two previous metropolitans of the OCA, Theodosius and Herman, were corrupt, and that they and some of their allies had “raped” the church. He also said, criticizing the corrupt autocracy of the previous metropolitans (Herman had just been forcibly retired in disgrace, and gone off to live with his longtime driver and friend), and suggesting how bishops should rule the Church:

“Authority is responsibility. Authority is accountability. It’s not power.”

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