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… for the inactivity of Eirenikon. It’s been quite awhile since I’ve been able to devote any time to this blog. For the past couple of months, I have had to devote almost all my free time to family, work, and travel. And I am not sure that I will be able to devote any time to the blog in the next couple of months. So, while Eirenikon isn’t quite dead (yet), it will be in hibernation for a little while longer. Thank you for your patience!

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A word of caution from our good friend, Fr Paul, on Vassula Ryden:

The desire to celebrate Easter in common is a laudable one, whatever the solution adopted. A word of warning seems desirable, however, concerning Vassula and her followers. This lady may be sincerely convinced that she is receiving messages from Christ and that she is a “prophet”. It is necessary to point out though that she has been expelled from the communion of the Orthodox Church and that the RC Church does not recognize the supernatural origin of her “revelations”. These seem to me to be not only full of doctrinal errors which diverge from the Tradition received by both Churches, but to be based on claims outlandishly remote from the spirit of Christian prophecy. The latter, whether Biblical or ecclesiastical, always presupposes the conscious consent of the person to whom the charismatic gift is imparted; Vassula claims to have received at least her first “revelations” as the result of “automatic writing” reminiscent of spiritualist practices. I have also been personally the witness of division among communities caused by the actions of her followers, who sometimes use dishonest tactics in order to gain or to falsely claim the adherence of others to their cause. None of this seems likely to be the fruit of the action of the Holy Spirit. Even if the cause be a good one, I suggest that if the Vassula movement is at the origin of this petition, readers of this blog would be ill advised to lend credibility to their activities by signing it.

See also this notification on Ryden from the Vatican’s Congregation for the Doctrine of Faith.

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