One of the Cabinet sent this on… I vetted it, and found that it IS what’s “out there”:
There’s a big argument in the Holy Synod and MC over whether to elect a new metropolitan in February 2013 or wait until the next-scheduled Sobor in 2014.
It’s a real tits-up… one can’t confirm the veracity of it, but it IS what’s under discussion, and Lyonyo’s obsessive secrecy only makes it worse. However, the picture’s becoming clearer with each revelation (although the picture’s far from conclusive, yet). It’s obvious that the First Families and Holy Synod moved hastily. That militates for the truth of the allegation that new details surfaced in the rape case. The evident slipshod execution of the removal proves that it was a panicked reaction of apparatchiki afraid of getting caught in the back-blast of a legal débâcle. Therefore, the rumblings from konvertsy that the accusations are bogus are themselves false. I’ll say this, any jerk who thinks that the Holy Synod’s lying should take them to court. False accusation and libel are actionable… if one has the goods. I believe that they don’t have any evidence of such, and that you won’t see them in court, as they’re nothing but loudmouthed cry-babies.
The Synod may have lied and covered up in the past, but I believe that they’re telling the God’s honest truth this time… their very slipshod actions prove it, oddly enough. A lie would be better-prepared and executed more smoothly. That’s the way of it in the real world…
This crudely-made and badly-scripted konvertsy video show the hubris and diabolic pride of this faction. You see, they’re “concerned about their souls”, whilst the rest of us are prideful and anti-religious. In point of fact, the reality’s quite the opposite. If we don’t remove gibbering heretics such as Paffhausen, our faith will go down the chute, and we’d have no one but ourselves to blame for it. JP attempted to ally the Holy Church with godless money-worshipping elements on the Far Right… it was one of the reasons that the Holy Synod removed him (it was a side-issue, but it was there). Also, he was reckless… don’t forget how he had a convicted felon (Michael Pasonick) as part of his delegation at the so-called March for Life (that’s not what it appears… it’s a stalking horse of the political Far Right).
You need an antidote to that, so, here’s:
Frank Schaeffer points up the nauseating rubbish that the konvertsy are trying to contaminate the Church with. They’re trying to ally us with the worst factions in Sectarianism, and Real Orthodox have to fight that with all their might. Look at the late Job Osacky, “the last honest bishop in the OCA“, and compare him with the disgusting Matthias Moriak, a nepotist who smoothed the way for his son to take over a plum parish in Columbus OH and who attacked Vladyki Job’s oikonomia towards Mark Stokoe. Mark’s crazier than a loon in some things, but Fr Ted Bobosh’s pastoral leeway was legit, it was in sync with the Church’s teaching, and Vladyki Job knew and approved of it. These semi-Evangelical phonies aren’t going to be with us much longer, so, don’t argue with them, it’s pointless.
God is calling us to UNITY. It’s time to bring together the healthy elements of the Russian Orthodox diaspora under the Mother Church. A “Rump OCA” will exist, and it’ll be loud, and it’ll be a “pain in the arse” (people like Rod Dreher will belong to it). Let it be… God is calling us to better things. We have Russian Orthodoxy in America to rebuild… now, that’s something well-worth fighting for. The OCA’s going DOWN. It’s nothing to gloat over. Too many are going to be hurt (and have been hurt). It’s a rum go, all the way ’round.