The Sinking of HMS Victory on 4 October 1744
The OCA is going down… confusion reigns… who shall bell the cat, though?
As of 20.15 EDT Sunday 21 August 2011, there was no word on either oca.org or ocanews.org confirming or denying the story on pravmir.ru concerning Dickie Wood’s restoration to active ministry. It’s instructive to revisit the original 28 July oca.org post on the matter. This is what was up on 20.15 EDT today on oca.org:
Dean of St Catherine’s on Leave of Absence
Archimandrite Zacchaeus Wood, Dean of St. Catherine the Great Martyr-in-the-Fields Church in Moscow and representative of the Orthodox Church in America to the Patriarch of Moscow and All Russia has been placed on a leave of absence and recalled to the United States by His Beatitude, Metropolitan Jonah. He is prohibited from exercising any liturgical or sacramental ministry. Priest John Kechkin, who is attached to St. Catherine Church, will provide pastoral services for the time being. Archpriest Leonid Kishkovsky, Director of External Affairs of the Orthodox Church in America, will assume duties as the representative of the OCA to the Patriarch of Moscow and All Russia.
28 July 2011
There it is… there was NO mention of illness. I’ll be utterly frank with all of you. A while ago, Nina Dimas attempted to pass some of Dickie’s propaganda off to me (I did NOT give her my e-mail; she got it through either a complaisant or unwitting third party). I’ve retained the original e-mail, of course. SOMEONE wants to whitewash this; ergo, I’ve saved a copy of the above oca.org post. Nina Dimas is part of the Syosset/SVS coterie… so, I’m warning all of you. Please, be careful! Keep all copies of all e-mails! I’d warn the Winnipeg magistrate in the Storheim case, in particular, that some of the people involved in this affair are rather nasty and unscrupulous. I’d caution the Canadian authorities to be especially wary of the OCA’s lawyers… they’re not particularly nice people (they can’t prosecute me for saying that… I would refer the Winnipeg magistrate to the Koumentakos and Iliff cases (“We admit no wrongdoing”)). I’ll add that, as of 20.15 EDT Sunday 21 August 2011, Dickie wasn’t on the clergy listing on oca.org, not under “W”, not under “stavropegial institutions, not under “Archdiocese of Washington” (but Ray Velencia is still listed under “Archdiocese of Washington”… what gives?).
We must stand against the lies. We must stand against them NOW. There must be NO MORE Kristi Koumentakos-style muggings of ordinary Orthodox laity. There must be NO MORE cover-ups à la Eric Iliff. Ray Velencia suffered no disciplinary action for his contumacious actions against Kristi Koumentakos (the OCA allowed him to skedaddle off to the GOAA under murky circumstances). John Erickson suffered no ill-effects for his cover-up of l’Affaire Iliff (note well that one of the konvertsy smarkaczy, Oliver Herbel, just slobbers over Erickson… birds of a feather…).
A friend of mine wrote me:
This gets stranger and crazier… what a bunch of ignorant pigs. The OCA converts just prattle on and on about how brave JP is, and how he’s being persecuted.
That’s how cult members behave. I’ll be blunt… we made a colossal error bringing in the HOOMies and receiving loopy “High Church” Anglicans. I don’t know who’s worse. An informant (some of my best sources aren’t “Russian”; hell, some aren’t even Orthodox) wrote me:
By the same token, [Paffhausen] shouldn’t have accepted an honorary degree from an Anglo-Catholic seminary. After all, everyone knows that the number of homosexuals in the orbit of Anglo-Catholic clergy has historically been exorbitant! That’s why the Church of Ireland was the first to rise up against the gay movement in the Anglican Communion. All Ireland’s solidly Low Church; my family was always Low Church. What people say is, “The High Church is hidden popery”, and “We need no bells and smells”.
There’s a lot of good information from non-Orthodox sources out there! Note well that JP and Chad Hatfield schmooze with the most homosexual-ridden faction in Anglicanism. In addition, there’s been noise from konvertsy ignoranuses in Stokoe’s comboxes about the OCA dropping relations with the TEC… it hasn’t… to wit:
Nashotah House is an institution of the TEC… Fathausen received a degree from this heretic conventicle… Hatfield spoke at its convocation…. that means that relations with the TEC weren’t broken. All too many konvertsy show a cult-like disregard of the truth… I’d advise the Winnipeg magistrate to distrust all testimony given by OCA converts.
For all that’s holy… be careful of the lawyers involved in this case… especially, those who’re representing Mr Wood. There’s a vested interest in making this “disappear” on the part of some parties. I’m going to continue to speak out with prudence… my very visibility protects me (if I stay within certain limits). However, I warn all others to be careful of anyone with a link to Paffhausen, Wood, Tate, Moriak, Stokoe, Lyonyo, or any First Family clergy (both OCA and ROCOR). I’m not jesting or joking. Stokoe is on the list for a reason… both he and JP are autocephalist fanatics, and I’ve seen odder alliances when the shit hit the fan. Above all… keep strong. Remember John and Monica Iliff. If you give in to Paffhausen’s minions, you spit on them. Remember Kristi Koumentakos. If you buy JP’s tired lies, you piss on her, yet again. It’s time for us to take our Church back. It won’t be easy. However, to quote Winston Churchill:
For my own part, I have always felt that a politician’s to be judged by the animosities that he excites amongst his opponents. I’ve always set myself not merely to relish, but to deserve thoroughly, their censure. …
What’s the use of living, if it be not to strive for noble causes and to make this muddled world a better place for those who will live in it after we’re gone? How else can we put ourselves in harmonious relation with the great verities and consolations of the infinite and the eternal? I avow my faith that we are marching towards better days. Humanity will not be cast down. …
The truth is incontrovertible. Panic may resent it, ignorance may deride it, malice may distort it, but there it is.
I’m game! Are you? If so, take my hand, and let’s get on with it! Let’s end this with a paraphrase from Winnie:
I’ve nothing to offer but blood, toil, tears, and sweat. We have before us an ordeal of the most grievous kind. We have before us many, many long months of struggle and of suffering. We must struggle with all our might and with all the strength that God can give us to struggle against a monstrous tyranny. What’s our aim? I can answer in one word… victory… victory at all costs, victory in spite of all terror, victory, however long and hard the road may be… for without victory, there’s no survival.
Memory Eternal to Eric… I bow before John and Monica… KEEP THE FAITH… IN THE NAME OF LIFE!
Sunday 21 August 2011