I received the following from a correspondent:
The good word has it that JP released Garklavs from St Nick’s in DC; he’s going to St Sergius Chapel at the Chancery, where he’ll be second priest. The informed buzz is that this happened so Garklavs can be a delegate at the upcoming Sobor. I’m told that Bishop Mel pressured JP to do this!
Of course, my first reaction was to check oca.org… mirabile dictu! They actually noted the transfer in a timely manner. It’s too early to read the tealeaves on this one, but as JP kicked out Garklavs in a very public manner, his reinstatement at Syosset, no matter how muted or partial, is a blow to Fathausen and the konvertsy party. Look for sparks at the upcoming Sobor…
I received this from another source in re the Lazăr obit saga:
This means they didn’t even bother to visit www.roea.org to view the original posting of the obituary. I cut and pasted it from the ROEA site and e-mailed it to you “as is”. It also means that Vatra didn’t communicate this news to anyone in Syosset or to Matusiak and Co in the Midwest. Interesting. I think the OCA should outsource its website function to ACROD; their po-nashemu “volunteer” platoon outshines the paid Syosset crew any day of the year…
Another, quite unrelated source sent me this:
On more than one occasion, I noticed that oca.org wasn’t going to say anything about this-or-that Matushka’s passing… horrid…
Matushka Eleonora’s burial’s today… say a prayer, light a candle, and remember her life (and the good that she did)… that’s what decent people do. I’m sorry to report that oca.org refused to post information on the memorial fund set up in Matushka Eleonora’s name. Here’s the address, if you wish to send a donation:
(Preoteasa) Eleonora Lazar Memorial Fund
c/o 18430 W Nine Mile Rd
Southfield MI 48075
When will it all cease? The pettishness of it all gets to me at times… certainly, it makes a mockery of all our hubristical claims, doesn’t it?
Thursday 18 August 2011