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The Seraphinians: Blessed Seraphim Rose and His Axe-Wielding Western Converts Christos Jonathan Seth Hayward

The Seraphinians: Blessed Seraphim Rose and His Axe-Wielding Western Converts

Christos Jonathan Seth Hayward

Published August 27th 2015
ISBN : 9781517068134
Paperback
102 pages
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Why does this book get so many one-star reviews? You are truly desparate for fame. Guess what? Blessed Seraphim Rose will forever be more famous than you. Fitting irony I think, given that he never sought after fame. Ps. Willfully disrespecting aMoreWhy does this book get so many one-star reviews? You are truly desparate for fame. Guess what? Blessed Seraphim Rose will forever be more famous than you. Fitting irony I think, given that he never sought after fame. Ps. Willfully disrespecting a Saint of the Church is sacreligious. Grow up, you pompous twit. Maybe youre just not strong enough for true Orthodoxy. Maybe you would be happier at a spiritual salad bar like Wicca. Multiply the quotes above by a hundred, dial up the hostility several notches, and youll know something about Blessed Seraphim Rose and his axe-wielding followers, and how Seraphinians have been, in the authors experience, truly unique among Orthodox. This title explores, for example, how Seraphinians appear to have an attitude that anyone who is a Seraphinian stands as an authority over anyone who is not. For example, they feel free to give orders, give unsolicited spiritual direction even if they are laity, and administer harassment and punishment that continues even after repeated requests to stop. More than one Seraphinian has tried to give the author a lesson in humility, but every single time the Seraphinian trying to impress the need for humility has assumed the posture of a superior correcting an inferior. (The possibility of a Seraphinian teaching a lesson in humility by example never seems to occur--or at least hasnt remotely occurred in the authors experience.) If youve found something strange about Fr. Seraphims following, something unnerving that makes you uncomfortable whether or not you can put your finger on it, but something that may feel a little bit different from anything youve seen elsewhere in Orthodoxy, this book is written especially for you. CONTENTS: Introduction: My Experiences Is Christ the Eternal Tao? QUICK! Whats Your Opinion About Chemistry? Creation and Holy Orthodoxy: Fundamentalism Is Not Enough What Makes Me Uneasy About Fr. Seraphim (Rose) and His Followers Devotees of Fr. Cherubim (Jones) Demand his Immediate Canonization and Full Recognition as Equal to the Heirophants Unsolicited Spiritual Direction from One of Fr. Seraphims Most Devoted Followers Athonite Hieromonks Can Be Card-Carrying Seraphinians, Too Brushes with Elder Ephraim Work-Mystic (its introduction) The Canon Within the Canon The Nicaeo-Constantipolitano-Seraphinian Creed CEASE AND DESIST is the New I really appreciate the thought, but Ill have to pass on it this time. What to Do If Youre Harassed Conclusion