I’ve heard that Fr John Jillions of Ottawa is the nominee to be the OCA Chancellor. That probably means that Syosset is afraid that the Canadian parishes are thinking of leaving and are attempting to “keep them in the fold”. It’s not wise to have a Canadian as Chancellor. Simply put, American and Canadian laws are NOT identical, and the OCA is incorporated under the laws of New York State, it’s an American corporate structure. Is Jillions coming to the USA? What’s his immigration status? In any case, Paffhausen and Lyonyo spit on you, yet again! It’s secretive business as usual… pay, pray, and obey, you bastards! We have to pay New York Metro living costs, after all. Note well that Mark Stokoe and Ginny Nieuwsma “enable” this secrecy. They APPROVE of it by their silence… both of them knew Thursday night what I’m telling you now… reflect on that.
In related news, some of you have seen Lazar Puhalo’s gushing defence of Seraphim Storheim in Stokoe’s comboxes. I’m told the exact opposite… there’s a deep division in the Canadian parishes. The ethnics (the majority) are ready to bolt for the Mother Church… the konvertsy zealots are worse than their American counterparts. The konvertsy are defending Storheim fanatically; the ethnics are more than ready to give him the heave-ho. Don’t forget Lazar Puhalo’s chequered past… he was part of the schismatic Patriarchate of Kiev, and he’s NEVER been an actual diocesan bishop (the OCA took him in as a “retired” bishop, along with his pal Varlaam… barmy, wasn’t it?). Some of us remember his pointless feud over toll houses with Seraphim Rose in the late 70s (Puhalo hated Laurus Škurla as a result of it)… a pointless dispute over a squiffy (to say the least) theologumena. Rose wasn’t the most stable character (after all, Rose never saw Podmoshensky’s faults)… Puhalo didn’t have the maturity then to let it slide. ROCOR had to shut them up, and Puhalo left in a huff. That being said, some people are unfair regarding Puhalo… he’s no danger… he’s only a fellow who’s never attracted more than a small and loyal following. At least, I’ve never heard of any perversion on his part… a tad outspoken, somewhat stubborn, yes… perverse, no. In present terms… a harmless and charming eccentric.
One last thing… oca.org didn’t deign to tell you of Faith Skordinski’s resignation in its reportage on the Metropolitan Council. That was an important piece of news. She wasn’t as important as she (and her supporters) thought… but it was an important detail that Ginny Nieuwsma “forgot” to tell you. I think that this is due to the fact that Bobby hates Skordinski for being on the panel that recommended his deposition from the priesthood (he hates John Reeves for the same reason). Skordinski didn’t defend Bobby’s abusive and thieving pals, so, there’s bad blood between them. I’m not one of her claque of fans… so, if I tell you that she’s been unfairly targeted by Bobby and El Gordo, you can bank on it. I always found her overblown and blowsy (anyone who uses “Doctor” in a social setting is a posturing parvenu)… but she did hate and harry abusers, which was more than most of the MC did (remember how Nescott and the MC paid off Bobby with 250 Gs? I haven’t).
Business as usual in Syosset… what shall the Sobor bring us? We’ll have to see…
Saturday 1 October 2011
A correspondent reminded me that Jillions is an unrepentant, fanatical, and shameless Renovationist. The First Families ARE circling the wagons… they must feel that their entrenched fiefdom is threatened. If I remember rightly, Jillions was in Western Europe for a spell (I’d like to say England, but I stand under correction).
This Just In Department:
I got this from a source:
John Jillions was one of the founders and the first Principal of the Institute for Orthodox Christian Studies in Cambridge from 1999 to 2002, and, before that, I think he’d been in Thessaloniki. The Institute didn’t do particularly well during his tenure, having at least one very “interesting” character on staff who prevented serious people from taking it seriously. After Fr John left, the “interesting character” was deposed, and they shipped in someone with a proven record of running university departments, so, it’s improved, but it’s not exactly the most comfortable place to be a traditionalist. Although, strangely enough, the chaplain, another Canadian, manages it.
I’ve gotten a LOT from many on Jillions. He’s well hated… a real fanatic… a STUBBORN fanatic. Now, that PROVES that the OCA’s in the deep kimchi. It’s offering the Chancellorship to a certified kook. Garklavs may have been First Family, but he wasn’t incompetent and he wasn’t crackbrained… Jillions is both.
Still More Coming In:
Another source told me:
That “Institute” is one small rented room full of puffed-up converts. It’s packed with SVS fantasy stuff… ADS strikes again. The Canadian chaplain is a Renovationist under Antioch.
Trust me, people tell me things because I won’t rat ‘em out. I’m not an Erickson or a Bobby. Oh… for the information of the bad guys out there (I KNOW that you’re reading me, guys)… a lot of my good stuff comes from the Centre, don’t go chasing after innocent parties in the diaspora. The rot is so bad that they can see it from Peredelkino*. This is the REALITY of the Internet will o’ the wisp built by the konvertsy… a “small rented room full of puffed-up converts”. Good Lord, why does all the GOOD STUFF come from other people?
Just as the “Vatican” and “Castel Gandolfo” are metonyms for the Pope of Rome/Catholic Church, “Peredelkino”, “the Danilovsky Monastir” or “Chisty Pereulok” are metonyms for the Patriarch/Moscow Patriarchate and “Syosset” is a metonym for the OCA and its apparat. By the way, it’s particularly beautiful in autumn in Peredelkino, I hope that KMG can get out to the dacha to enjoy it…