“Man is least in himself when he talks in his own person. Give him a mask, and he will tell you the truth.” ~ Oscar Wilde
Orthodox Christians who disagree with Metropolitan Philip’s interpretation of the February 24 decision by nine members of the Holy Synod are regularly accused of cowardice and hiding behind masks by retaining anonymity. Although pleasant and charismatic, Metropolitan Philip has a track record of retaliating vindictively — sometimes directly and sometimes passively — against those who oppose his will. Clergy have parishes and families to provide for; laity have good clergy that they don’t want subjected to transfer. Call it cowardice or hiding or whatever else you like, but those of us who are concerned for the truth will simply call 'anonymity' the expression of wisdom.
There is also a good amount of discussion about Metropolitan Philip's leadership at various blogs. Go here to read more. Pray for this Christian body.