Wow. Do you believe that angels DON'T have six wings and many eyes? Can you prove it? Please share. Should we believe in angels at all? What must we NOT believe? What should we reject, what should we keep and why is the Church not to be trusted? Why, pray tell, must I not believe such things? Does rejecting the teaching of the Church somehow make my Faith more "pure" or "better"?
I absolutely believe that the Theotokos KNEW who Christ was prior to His Resurrection. She was His mother and mothers can certainly discern such things about their children. I absolutely believe the Apostles believed there was something very different about Christ than "ordinary" people, especially after His Transfiguration on the mountain, even if later they doubted. Do you believe differently? Again, wow.
I AM a member of ACROD. I think you have no idea of what you are talking about in your very unfair characterization of an entire diocese. You seem very determined in your conclusions and not very open to other possible explanations. Is this not the very definition of what is often referred to as "fundamentalism"? You are aware, I assume, of the concept of irony? If not I suggest you do some research.
Angels are bodiless powers, immaterial, incorporeal. Therefore they don't have wings or eyes.
The Theotokos knew Christ was the Son of God but she had no clue he was going to die on the cross and be raised from the dead.
The Apostles thought Christ was the messiah and some recognized him as Son of God, but they thought he'd be a messiah that'd destroy the Roman Empire and rule Israel, not a suffering servant. They also had no clue he was God until later on after his resurrection.
I'm sorry but from interactions I've had with people from ACROD and ROCOR, they seem to both be on the extreme traditionalist side. Far moreso than the Greeks, the OCA and Antiochians. Holy men like Fr Seraphim Rose of ROCOR are holy, theres no doubt, but shouldn't be quoted or used for scholarly, intellectual study.
It's similar to why you shouldn't seek after a monk or nun for marital advice.
I guess my hatred of the schismatics like the Greek Old Calendarists runs deep and affects my attitude towards the most extreme conservatives of real Orthodox (in contrast to what I consider fake Orthodox, ie: Greek Old Calendarists) but I cannot and will not accept an extreme, conservative fundamentalist point of view. If Fr Hopko, Met Kallistos and Dr Constantinou are wrong, then I don't want to be right.