Friday, November 7, 2014

Met. Tikhon removes Wonder article, replaces with his own

I posted a response on the Wonder blog shortly after it was released only to watch an avalanche of similar declarations of outrage and bemusement roll in behind me. It is to the OCA's credit that the synod responded to the issue very quickly and decisively. It will be interesting to see how the OCA's youth blog continues moving forward. Will post receive heavier vetting? Will we see a lull in posting?

(OCA) - On Friday, November 7, 2014, His Beatitude, Metropolitan Tikhon, in consultation with the members of the Holy Synod of Bishops of the Orthodox Church in America, responded to the recent discussion generated by Archpriest Robert Arida’s article,“Never-Changing Gospel; Ever-Changing Culture,” which was posted on the Department of Youth, Young Adult and Campus Ministry’s Wonder blog.

Metropolitan Tikhon’s reflection may be accessed on the OCA web site here (PDF) and on the Wonder blog here.


  1. this is a happy surprise. Although it's kind of weird to have the comments remain. I wonder what someone will think when/if they come across the entry in a year or two.

  2. HAHA! That's really funny. Wonder if Arida will get knocked back a couple of notches from his plumb assignment? But what would you do with a guy like that? Perhaps make him Kishkovsky's assistant?