Hmmm…. I’m not sure what to make of this, but I think my take would be it’s an apology from the messenger, but not an apology about the message. I concede that my recent hot-headed remarks were much less charitable than Metropolitan Jonah’s original comments made at St. Seraphim Cathedral, but I hope you will see them in the same light – messenger vs. message. I can’t change my fervent opinion that American Orthodoxy will ever achieve its full potential under foreign control. Besides, I can shoot my mouth off with much less effect than a Metropolitan whose every word is weighed on the scales of diplomatic correctness. Strong wording and you’ve got somebody’s under-riassa in a big wedgie.
Metropolitan Jonah Apologizes