Saturday, 21 January 2012
These young men safeguard the peace of the world; they keep it from sliding into a Hobbesian and Ayn Rand-like night of soulless multi-national corporate dictatorship. They embody the best of what Holy Rus has to offer mankind. They’re the defenders of the Orthosphere… of all that’s right, decent, and homely. Almighty God or the Almighty Dollar… these men chose Almighty God, what about you?
They refuse to give up their heterodox preconceptions, just as the Rich Young Man refused to give up his wealth… why do we ordain such losers?
Is Storheim an Orthodox paedophile bishop? No, he’s an Anglican paedophile priest, disguised as an Orthodox bishop. That should learn us… check on who you receive from Anglicanism into the Church, and, then, check on who you ordain.
That’s from one of my Kitchen Cabinet… they’re the “silent partners” in this enterprise. Storheim’s NOT alone… he’s not the only dodgy Anglican amongst us… let’s see… Freddy M-G, Joseph Honeycutt, Patrick Henry Reardon, and Jonas Paffhausen, to name just a few. I believe that we should NEVER ordain Anglicans as Orthodox clergy… our experience over the past fifty years proves that they just don’t abandon the Branch Theory, and it’s clear that they never abandon Broad Church Latitudinarianism either. In short, Anglicans almost NEVER convert in their heart-of-hearts. Ergo, we should receive them reluctantly, and NEVER allow them to be clergy. Hasn’t Paffhausen been an object lesson in what happens when Anglicans pretend to be Orthodox?
The Anglicans being brought in by poseurs such as Reardon and Paffhausen aren’t seeking the Church… they’re seeking a simulacrum of ‘50s suburban Affluent Effluent Episcopalianism. I’ll tell you how we could cut down on the number of such useless and dangerous “converts”. We should say, “We’ll receive you. No problem. However, we’ll NEVER ordain you. That’s the deal”. The Anglophonies would act just the Rich YoungMan in the Saviour’s parable. They’d go away (and bad-mouth us to the world, to boot). There are many voices on the internet claiming to be “Orthodox”… most of them are neophytes, and many drop out within five years (I’ve had two loud opponents leave the Church and go back to Catholicism… and they’re NOT alone). My views are based on the press releases of the Mother Church… I go by people like His Holiness, Fr Vsevolod, and Archbishop Mark Golovkov. That keeps me straight.
Be careful… all too much “Orthodoxy” on the ‘net is nothing but disguised Anglicanism or Evangelicalism. Be especially wary of those who quote the canons and Fathers. Remember Fr Alexander Lebedeff’s famous words, “They don’t know an ecclesiastical court from a tennis court” (you don’t have to agree with someone to say, “Hear, hear”). We should NEVER ordain former Anglicans as clergy, and, as far as other konvertsy go, I’d still say that no former heterodox clergy should be ordained… all the cases that I’ve seen illustrate that they never abandon their earlier formation. I don’t think that I’m alone in thinking that way. Do think on this…
Saturday 21 January 2012