The truth is where you find it… not where you wish it to be…
A friend wrote me:
I don’t like the source, but it’s more or less true. I saw this posted online; it’s accurate, for the most part:
Bishop Tikhon Fitzgerald is also for centralised control. This is why he pines for the days of Bob Kondratick running the OCA during the benign-neglect reign of Metropolitan Theodosius Lazor. The Holy Synod was largely self-absorbed as the bishops gazed intensely at their own dioceses while ignoring the greater OCA. Metropolitan Theodosius pretty much did what he wanted, which wasn’t much, but that was OK with all the bishops because it meant that they didn’t have to work together. If there was a conflict, Bob came in with a solution, usually involving cash that seemed to magically appear and disappear. [Tikhon’s] despair came with the realisation that the quiet world of the early years, when his cathedral in LA was full of immigrants and the Slavonic services were packed, gave way to an almost empty church in a Hispanic neighbourhood, and converts who don’t share his fantasies have replaced the immigrants. When Bob Kondratick’s episcopal baby-sitting service ended with his removal and deposition, Bishop Tikhon could no longer remain as bishop because he simply could not handle the strain of cooperating with the other bishops on the Holy Synod. He threatened to retire and everyone accepted his offer with gladness.
This isn’t completely true… but one should NEVER refuse to look at something just because this one or that one said it. Even partial truths are valuable and you should never disregard what’s accurate. You discard the dross and keep the pure metal… that’s how mature and grounded people operate. Love BT DOES want Bobby back, and he’ll do anything to do it… but for a reason that the writer doesn’t mention. Bobby “enabled” the fagorama in the upper reaches of the OCA. There are those of us who saw him and his “friend” at Veselka’s in the Village… he was OPEN about it. Love BT was part of a circle that included Nikolai Soraich, Innocent Brittain, and Benjamin Peterson… the good word has it that they’re all closeted poofters. Love BT drooled over the HOOMie cultists, despite their glaring ties with the sodomite Gleb Podmoshensky. Both of these facts make one wonder… is Love BT simply a Benjamin Peterson of the previous generation?
Bobby was a “fixer”… and he “fixed” the “problems” that arose with Feodosy Lazor, Pierre l’Huillier, Dmitri Royster, Seraphim Storheim, and Herman Swaiko. It was much like the RC paedophilia scandal before it went “public”. There’s been more than one “confidential settlement”. “We admit no guilt or wrongdoing”… how many times has that been said by the OCA’s lawyers? Did he “fix” “problems” for Love BT too? There’s no direct evidence, but look at Love BT’s rabid defence of Bobby… it IS suggestive. Also, don’t forget James Silver’s ties to Hillary Madison. It seems that all of Bobby’s defenders have some sort of moral taint hanging over them.
Again… NEVER refuse to heed something because of the source. You just might ignore the truth if you do so…
Friday 7 October 2011