Tosi and Lyonyo are stonewalling all requests for information, and their drooling lickspittle, Lil’ Mizz Ginny, just approves of it all. What’s interesting is that the First Family coup members haven’t only not released a coherent “narrative” to date, they’re apparently refusing to do so in future. Click here and here for the uninformative oca.org posts on the matter. Note Tosi’s arrogant and smarmy tone in his “announcement:
The facts of the Metropolitan’s decision are contained in his statement, which has been posted on the OCA website. At this time of transition, all of the Chancery’s efforts are directed at moving forward in faith and good order, ensuring that the Church’s mission of proclaiming the Good News of Jesus Christ is strengthened. As events may require, further information will be posted on the OCA website, which should be seen as the official source of information about the Church. We ask everyone’s prayers for the hierarchs, clergy and faithful of the OCA.
In other words, “All of you unwashed peasant motherfuckers have to pay, pray, and obey. We’re not going to tell you anything, and you don’t deserve to know anything. It’s all for us, and you can leave if you don’t like it”. Nothing was reported of the Tuesday night Holy Synod meeting… this is in marked contrast to the Centre which issues disclosure of what was discussed at Synod meetings and all zhurnaly (decisions) are publicising immediately for the believers to scrutinise. Of course, the militant atheist repression taught the Centre a thing or two… like being honest DOES work and decentralisation is the way to go. In short, one can see that the problem in the Church wasn’t Herman… it wasn’t JP. They were symptoms, not causes. There’s a culture of institutional secrecy in the OCA… Schmemann brought it in after Vladyki Leonty‘s death. You see, ADS was going to remake the OCA according to his Renovationist fancies, and SVS was going to be his vehicle. His motto was, “The believers be damned”, as the Church War and l’Affaire Mayfield pointed up. This attitude is still alive, especially amongst SVS grads (all of whom were contaminated to some extent or another with ADS’ notions).
A priest said this:
Bishops owe the people an explanation of WHY they unanimously demanded the resignation now, and not whenever. Nothing less just adds to the sense of drift and confusion.
Not only are the believers refusing to accept the plotters silence, neither are the grounded clergy. The putschists are in the deep kimchi, but there are going to be rosy reports from Lil’ Mizz Ginny until the very end. It has been five days since the “resignation”… and there’s no news of the the “resignation” on either Interfax or patriarchia.ru. As a Moscow source told me:
They lied to us before, and they’re probably lying to us, again.
There it is. No one believes the putschists, not here, not at the Centre. Expect things to be murkier in the immediate near term, and believe NOTHING that comes out of Syosset. After all, it’s the same ol’ cabal there, isn’t it?
Wednesday 11 July 2012