March 30, 2016
In this interview with Marina Madej, a former Catholic from Poland who converted to Orthodoxy through Holy Baptism, we find one of many unfortunate examples of not allowing a convert who desires Holy Baptism to be baptized, forcing upon them oikonomia unnecessarily to the point that it drives them to a distant land seeking Baptism as their conscience urges. Since the schism in the eleventh century, the Church has traditionally accepted converts from Catholicism either by Baptism or Chrismation, the latter being allowed by oikonomia, but both traditions equally valid. To be received by Confession alone is an unnecessarily extreme form of oikonomia to receive a Catholic, as they do in Poland, which is why Marina fled to Greece to be properly received into the Orthodox Church.
The Church binds and the Church loose, a privilege directly from the the Lord.
If the bishop is wrong (lacking the presuppositions for oikonomia), the bishop will give account.
The faithful belongs to the Church in any case.
Therefore, while her feelings are understandable, Marina's conduct has been improper.
To rule the house does not belong to a son or to a daughter, but to the master of the house.
To come to the Church to be pleased in your feelings means that you come with pride. A very wrong start!