Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Coming soon... St Patrick's Parish (in Russia?)

Moscow, April 14, Interfax – Orthodox parishes dedicated to St. Patrick - patron saint of Ireland who is worshipped both in the Roman Catholic Church and the Orthodox Church, may open in Russia.
Read the rest here.


David said...

Oh great more fuel for protestants. For the record I do not "worship" St. Patrick. I have great respect for him as he glorifies God. But worship, never.

It isn't the first time I have heard we worship saints. If I had a dime for every time I heard someone Orthodox use the word worship I would be doing okay, if I had a dime for every time a Roman Catholic uses worship in regard to the Theotokos I would be rich.

Is this the result of poor teaching or people not listening to the teaching?

John (Ad Orientem) said...

The source is a Russian news service. I think this can be chalked up to a rather imperfect command of English on the part of the translator who is likely also unaware of the penchant among Protestants for seizing on a given word in an effort to cast doubt on the Orthodox Faith.

Christ is risen!