Here’s St John the Baptist Russian Orthodox Cathedral in Mayfield PA… let Jillions try to “sell” his syncretistic crapola on Russian Hill. I somehow think that it wouldn’t go over very well. Baba and Dede taught ‘em good down there! They REMEMBER their history (and how Jillions applauded Herman and the modernists)…
To start this one off, here’s something that a friend and I tossed around:
Let’s be frank… Fathausen and Lyonyo both KNEW Of his Uniate ties. You KNOW what a first-generation po-nashemu Hunkie would’ve said of it all! There’s NO SUCH THING as an “Eastern Church”… there’s the Orthodox Church and there’s the heterodox confessions. What concord hath Christ and Belial? One of these things is NOT like the other. Can you see Dyadya Milosh and Baba Maria in your mind’s eye? I can see him ramming a pitchfork FAR up their collective arses, and I can see her hitting their pointed little heads right smartly with her broom! It’s not over yet… have you noticed how SILENT Stokoe is? He says NOTHING without Lyonyo’s express approval, no doubt. The train wreck’s coming…
Be good… the world’s being its crank old self… people do NOTHING until the crash comes. Don’t we EVER learn?
I agree. Fathausen, Lyonyo, BP, et al knew and DON’T CARE about Jillions’ involvement with the Uniates. When the first-generation po-nashemu Old Guard were on the scene, they never would’ve tried this… not even Lyonyo would be so brazen or stupid.
The so-called Eastern (Byzantine or Greek) Catholic Churches are simply particular churches within the Roman Catholic Church in the way that the Archdiocese of New York is a particular church employing the Latin/Roman rite under the Pope of Rome, the only difference with the Uniates is that they use a different rite/ritual… a so-called “Eparchy” of the Uniate Church is no more Orthodox than is the Latin RC Diocese of Albany NY(as you pointed out once, canonically, in their system, there’s no such thing as a Roman Catholic Church in the USA). Simply put, Uniates are Roman Catholics who believe in purgatory, the Immaculate Conception, universal Papal primacy of jurisdiction over all dioceses and local churches worldwide, a distorted non-patristic so-called “Mariology“, etc. There’s no “almost” in Orthodoxy, no matter what anyone may believe, no matter how close they are to what the Orthodox Church confesses… either you’re in communion with the Church or you aren’t in communion… it’s that simple.
Fathausen KNEW that Jillions was a faculty member at a Uniate institution. What’s worse, the Galician Uniates run it, who attack our co-religionists in the Western Ukraine. When Jillions claimed that he had to “inform his employer”, he didn’t have the decency to say, “I work for the Uniates; I find nothing wrong with them. I’m silent about Uniate aggression in the Ukraine and I don’t impede anti-Orthodox rhetoric and I don’t protest anti-Church actions”. No… that would be HONEST. John Jillions stands before the world as a dishonest and lying man. He works for the victory of the enemies of the Church and expects us to applaud him, no less. If he wishes to work for the enemies of Christ’s Church, that’s one thing… to offer him Church office is quite another, it’s obscene and without defence. He shouldn’t even be a priest under such circumstances. Give John Jillions a choice… let him work for the Uniates, or, let him be a priest… one, or, the other. Let him choose.
In any case, we really should withdraw the offer to make such a traitor Chancellor of the OCA. He spits on the memory of all the people who left the Unia to come into Orthodoxy by working for the Uniates. Specifically, he spits on the Blessed Memory of St Aleksei Toth… St Maksim Sandovich… the Martyrs of Talerhof… Fr Gavriil Kostelnik… St Aleksei Kabalyuk. He spits on the memory of Blessed Laurus Škurla of Jordanville… who was a TRUE son of Carpatho-Russia. I needn’t go on… Jillions is not one of us in heart, spirit, and soul; he hates the embodied faith that we hold dear… and the sooner we all realise that, the better.
Let Jillions try to peddle his rubbishy twaddle to the Real Deal folks on Russian Hill in Mayfield PA… I don’t think that there’d be many takers. They honour their fathers and mothers in the Faith down there…
Monday 10 October 2011
A friend just sent me the following:
Jillions thinks that St Maksym Sandovich’s death was a misunderstanding, and Fr Alexis Toth bringing back the Uniates to the Orthodox Church was a waste of time. Let’s remember that the Russian Orthodox clergy who suffered in the Gulags were treated badly, not by their atheist cellmates, but by the Uniate CLERGY!
‘Nuff said… I need say no more. Those who favour such an unbelieving monster are not with us… no, not at all.