Please, do check out what I’m going to say against the posted official version of events:
These OCA ruling bishops DIDN’T show up for this Dixie Fry:
- Michael Dahulich of New York
- Melchisadek Pleska of Pittsburgh
- Nikon Liolin of Boston
- Matthias Moriak of Chicago
- Benjamin Peterson of San Francisco
- Nathaniel Popp of Detroit
Do note that Tikhon Mollard (a known weakling, pushover, and lickspittle) did show up, but that the local ruling bishop, Michael Dahulich, did NOT. That’s highly unusual… a major love feast occurs in a diocese, and the ruling diocesan doesn’t’ show up! In addition, Gerasim Eliel, a figure deeply compromised by long connection with the known sodomite Gleb Podmoshensky, was there (is the ROCOR going to rewrite history concerning GP to suit Fathausen?). Furthermore, there was NO advance announcement of this on oca.org… obviously, it was an event meant only for the cognoscenti. In short, Fathausen is trying to give the impression that the MP is supporting him; he’s giving the “bird” to the OCA Holy Synod (clearly, this affair was kept under wraps for that reason).
Firstly, the official MP handout doesn’t include the clause, “with the blessing of His Holiness Patriarch Kirill Gundyaev of Moscow and all the Russias” (or words to that effect). If KMG had the slightest connection to this, you could be sure that such an imprimatur would be inserted… it would bolster El Gordo’s claim that he had the Centre’s unstinting support. If this had connection with any faction at the Centre, it smells like something run up in Bolshaya Ordynka, in the Blunder’s secret laboratory. By the way… did you see where Mark Golovkov (the head of the “shadow” DECR), not the Blunder, served liturgy on 24 May at Sancta Maria Maggiore in Rome, whilst the Blunder had to settle for a meeting with Prince Phillip in London? I’d say that the liturgy in Rome was a “Lenin’s Tomb” moment… JP had best not count on the Blunder overly much… if he becomes a liability, the Blunder will deep-six Fathausen without hesitation.
Secondly, the website for the Patriarchal Parishes in the USA gives the impression that RT… Russia Today… was involved in the event, if so, it’s not reflected on their website or on their You Tube site. I used the search terms “St Nicholas”, “St. Nicholas”, and “Saint Nicholas”, and found nothing on either site. For those who wish to check for themselves, the URLs are:
To sum up, it’s all rather surreal. Here’s a “historic” event, and the ruling bishop for the local OCA diocese isn’t invited! I’ll be blunt… it would’ve have better for the event to be cancelled than to have it go forward without the local ruling diocesan. It shows the utter desperation of Fathausen and those about him… why is Hilarion Kapral “enabling” such a questionable figure, one who has deep ties with a figure deposed by the ROCOR Holy Synod for cause… and who refuses to repudiate his ties with that figure publicly?
One last thing… Mark Stokoe has NO commentary on this event… and it happened three days ago. Bear in mind… he’s not a journalist… he’s a former Syosset Chancery drone who’s lusting to be back in the corridors of “power” (such as it is amongst us). His silence is interesting… is he waiting to find out what Lyonyo and BP think on the matter? After all, he’s had sufficient time to e-mail them and get his marching orders from them…
Again, it’s not what happened and who was there that’s important… rather, notice who wasn’t there and draw the proper conclusions. Most of all, ask yourself a question, “If this event happened on East 97th between Fifth and Mad, why wasn’t Michael Dahulich there?” Yes… why wasn’t he there?
Friday 27 May 2011