Mike Ransom Getty
Here’s the real face of Royster’s scurvy crew of konvertsy cultists in the OCA DOS… they’re not all that “nice” underneath it all, are they?
Did you notice how the Centre, MP/USA, and the ROCOR seemed to more-or-less ignore Dmitri’s passing? The ROAAC posted about it on their website, but they need to keep good relations with the OCA because they want the ROEA back… the AOCANA noticed it on their website because it’s cheaper for them to use SVS/STS to educate their clergy than it is to for them to operate their own seminary, and Saliba (the most skilled ecclesiastical operative in American Orthodoxy at present) wants to pick up some of the spoils when the OCA folds (especially, some of the konvertsy, believe it or not)… the ACROD noted his passing as well, maybe, some of the po-nashemu elements will merge with them when the OCA collapses.
The last bit is the most interesting… did the EP allow Moriak and Dahulich to go to the OCA in order that they might “lead” parts of the OCA to the EP when the shit hits the fan? Bart’s certainly capable of such double-dealing guvno… I don’t think that the initiative came from Johnstown. Bart wants to stab Kirill again… just as he’s pushing the Paris creeps to delay the Centre, he could be calculating to gain from the collapse of the OCA. Everyone knows the dishonesty and duplicity of the Phanariotes (it’s the most lasting legacy of the Ottoman captivity)… and their satanic greed… it costs at least a hundred bucks to get Bart’s blessing at a pastoral visitation (and they physically prevent those who haven’t ponied up from approaching him).
You should also note how few real “rank n’ filers” attended the Pannikhidas and the funeral. When you take away bishops, their entourages, clergy, clergy spouses, “Reader” this and “Sub-Deacon” that (real grounded Orthodox don’t get their mail addressed “Reader X” or “Sub-Deacon Y”, that’s an innovation, it’s something new à la the +FATHAUSEN usage for bishops), not that many “real” people were there… how many of those who attended the services came from traditional ethnic Orthodox families? I’d say, not many…
Whilst we’re talking about real history, back in ‘77, at the Montréal Sobor, there were concerns about Dmitri’s stance in re ecumenical inter-faith relations, especially vis-à-vis the Roman Catholics. Many perceived Royster as being anti-Catholic… remember, place this in the context of the MP of the 1970s… at that time, the MP (and Metropolitan Nikodim himself) enjoyed excellent relations with the Vatican (I recall a joint MP/Vatican declaration from that era in which the two bodies referred to themselves as “sister churches”). Therefore, the Centre (of that period) didn’t want an overt anti-Catholic First Hierarch at the helm of the nascent OCA, or, someone who might be inclined to pull out of the NCC or WCC, or, worse yet, take an “Evangelical” slant on inter-faith relations. Of course, on the OCA side, this may have altered Lyonyo’s career path (not to mention the entire SVS cabal), which was/is built upon inter-faith “dialogue” and ecumania. It’s interesting to note, “How the worm turns”. The Vatican pissed on its good relations with the MP by loosing its ruthless and vicious Galician Uniate attack dogs in the Western Ukraine. Had they not done so… who knows? However, that’s not what happened… I believe in attending to reality, not speculating on “what may have been”… it’s the saner option.
A friend of mine wrote me:
If Royster was involved in the exploitation of Mexican street boys for sex, he wasn’t just a genial homosexual. He was a predator, plain and simple.
I quite agree. One of my sources told me that when the US began to crack down on sexual tourism in Mexico, Royster was one those reported to the authorities as someone to watch. In re Royster’s reception into the Metropolia, my informants tell me that Royster originally wanted to go to the Metropolia. However, the Metropolia refused to ordain him at that time; it’s not clear why. Perhaps, it’s because he lacked a seminary education; perhaps, it’s something darker. In spite of this, the Metropolia WOULD accept him if someone else ordained him; so, Royster simply went to the Ukrainians first, then, transferred to the Metropolia. His companion on this curious hegira was Hilary Madison, a former RC and a notorious abuser of young men and boys… the straight story is that Madison ran unchecked in the OCA for decades (James Silver (“Monk James”… Bobby K’s tireless apologist) was stuck to Madison tighter than bark to a tree, fancy that).
Royster also allowed the paedophile Andrew Rayburn to hide out for years at a monastery in New Mexico, until Pokrov posted that he was hosting youth retreats. Royster was there the day the police came to the chancery to arrest Rayburn, so he knew what this man was. Continuing in the tradition, Paffhausen made Rayburn’s skete into a full monastery.
Another wrinkle in the Diocese of the South, I’m told, is that Royster simply transferred another sexual abuser from parish to parish, until he was finally retired after a financial scandal. On top of that, Royster told the daughter of an incestuous priest that his abuse of her and her sister was of no concern to the Church; it was a “family problem”. Fancy that… to believe that a man who would abuse his own daughters didn’t pose a threat to the girls in his parish! Royster also accepted a priest and a subdeacon involved in the sexual abuse scandal at the OCA cathedral in San Francisco (that ended in the OCA settling out of court… y’know, “We admit no wrongdoing”, all that rubbish). The subdeacon, now a priest, was also a former HOOMie. He was one of Royster’s pallbearers. I guess he owed Royster for ordaining him despite the outcry against his actions. Speaking of HOOMies, although Royster didn’t advertise his collection of HOOMie priests as much as Love BT did, he accepted quite a few of them. At least one is notorious, even in HOOMie circles, for persecuting those members of the Order who opposed joining Vasiloupolis because Vrionis (its “hierarch”) was a convicted paedophile. The Holy Order of Mans still legally owns the church where this priest serves, last time I checked.
Most of all… oca.org posted NOTHING on the funeral. NOTHING. NOTHING AT ALL. Compare this to the full coverage given by the ACROD people to the passing of Metropolitan Nicholas and weep. The OCA pays money to put out the news (where does it go? Into Lyonyo’s and Matusiak’s wallets?)… the ACROD doesn’t have a pot to piss in. Yet, the latter got the news out in a timely way (they covered the events on the day that they took place, within hours of their occurrence); the latter gave you nothing… I wonder what’s Slowpoke Matusiak’s excuse this time? It proves, even for the slow learners, the Carpatho-Russian po-nashemu guys can be trusted to get it done, get it done right, and get it done on time, no matter what difficulties they face. It also illuminates, even for the simplest amongst us, that the OCA’s leading elements are an arrogant and prissy set who refuse to “do the right thing”, yet, they prance about as if they’re the “Great White Hope” of Orthodoxy in the American diaspora.
Here’s something that I received:
In the Diocese of the South, if you even hint that any of this is true, they’ll ostracise you… Fester sent threatening letters to those who questioned things, I’m told.
THIS is what the konvertsy (and Terrence Mattingly and Dreher) defend. It’s become a cult, kids. You KNOW what that means. In religious terms, cults are cancers. You NEVER negotiate with a cancer… you NEVER compromise with a cancer. You KILL it… you CUT IT OUT… you BURN IT OUT completely. Yes… it’ll leave scars… they’re usually horrible ones… yes… there’ll be excruciating pain… do ask any cancer survivor, they’ll tell you the real deal. It’s time to cleanse the Church of this contamination and infestation. Yes… it’ll mean a fight… a vicious, agonising, and mucky one, to be sure. Many of these people left the TEC because the TEC wouldn’t let them take it over and replace Christianity with a notional rightwing construct. We MUST do the same, if we want our Church back.
Shall we, though? THAT’S up to YOU…
There was NO news of Dmitri’s death on either patriarchia.ru or Interfax.ru… draw your own conclusions.
Saturday 3 September 2011