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Commenting article: Bulgaria's New Patriarch Neofit: The Cross is Heavy

Heavy is the cross that God and our Holy Church are giving me today, but in God's words I trust and ask him for strength for when I am weak, then am I strong, Bulgaria's new patriarch said.

Patriarch Neofit delivered his first address to the Bulgarian Orthodox Christians during his inauguration at St. Alexander Nevsky Cathedral.

"The patriarch's mission requires denial of anything that would impede it, proclamation of loyalty to God and obedience to His holy will, willingness to follow Christ who humbled himself by being obedient unto death, even death on the cross," Patriarch Neofit said in his speech.

spags - 24 Feb 2013 // 23:04:24

I wonder how many Bulgarians he grassed up to the KGB during the communist era. 11 out of the 15 members of the holy synod worked for the KGB, yet they still enjoy religious privilege and have suffered no consequences for their actions. Pathetic really.

sa-sha - 25 Feb 2013 // 11:55:24

Yes, Files Commission claimed that 11 out of 15 of Bulgaria's Metropolitan bishops were agents of the 6-th Directorate or, to be
exact, they were registered as "agents". As for "they worked for the KGB"( sounds "Pathetic really", btw): it would be interesting to hear from the above Commission at least something about "how many Bulgarians he [Neofit] grassed up to the KGB". Any name? No?.......

"Do not judge, so that you won't be judged. For with the judgment you use, you will be judged, and with the measure you use, it will be measured to you" (Matthew, 7:1-2)

spags - 25 Feb 2013 // 15:43:34

Religious people are judged just as everyone else is, wearing silly hats and talking to invisible cloud giants doesn't make them immune. They were the spies of the Balkans.

sa-sha - 26 Feb 2013 // 11:00:51

If "Religious people are judged just as everyone else is", then the burden of proof lies with who delares (The presumption of innocence),
or: submit the facts, submit the proofs for supporting Your claim to
Neofit and Your just outstanding "They [Religious people] were the spies of the Balkans"........

No proofs but accusations, no logic but hatred. Great.

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