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As I have said several times, if you do not want to kiss a priest's hand then don't. But don't dismiss the tradition of the Church just because it is not something you can accept.
It does have great value for most here, certainly for me.
I don't hate priests. Really. I just don't think of you more than a man. That's good for you. It really is. If ever you do anything wrong, I'm sure you'd want people to see you the same way.
It is neither here nor there that some priests are terrible sinners, and of course all priests are sinners, all baptised Christians are sinners. That does not diminish the grace.
You keep changing your point of view. One minute you say that no priest has apologised, now you are saying that he did apologise. One minute you are saying that a priest's opinion is just that of a man, now you are saying I must accept this opinion because a priest gave it. It is very confusing.
The Orthodox Faith is clear, the sacrament of ordination is a life-changing grace. It is not a matter which is liable to personal opinion.
If I have received the care of the Lord's flock, then I will be judged if any of them are lost through my actions.
I must pray more, be more holy, be more vigilant over my life. It is a great burden to be a priest, yet one which can be a great joy. In our Orthodox Faith we do not believe that priests and bishops are just men, the Church is not a business with managers, it is a family with spiritual parents and spiritual children. I am a man with a responsibility and with a true grace to fulfill that responsibility, if I am faithful to my calling.
If you are unable to forgive then you will never be able to move on and your spiritual life will be diminished. Indeed we are warned that when we do not forgive we will not be forgiven.
I do not doubt the seriousness of whatever it was that happened to you, But what matters is that you forgive and move on. God will deal with whatever happened in his own way and at his own time.
Of course a priest's sin is not treated the same as another's. This is surely obvious. Yet you take the comment as yet another proof that you are right about condemning all priests and bishops. You really do need to ask God to grant you the grace to forgive - and I say this here because I have no idea who you are or where you are, and your own condemnations are also made here.
When we condemn others we prevent God working in our own hearts.
When we forgive others we allow God to enter our hearts and heal us. You are certainly not the only person to have been hurt by someone who should have protected us. But the way to deal with such hurt is not to blame everyone but to ask God for grace.
You will probably be angry about this post as well, but I have to say it. In fact what matters is entirely where you are, and what a bishop or priest has done does not matter so much in relation to your own salvation. We can only affect the state of our own hearts. The rest is best left to God.