Voices from Russia

Thursday, 28 August 2014

28 August 2014. Some OCA Whispers in the Loggia

00 a whisper in the loggia. 08.12


Well, kids, there’s buzz that Maymon wants to sell the Diocese of E PA digs in South Canaan and move to Philly. He can’t stand living in rural PA. Poor baby! It was good enough for Bishop Kip! It was good enough for Herman… it shows good sense, it’s cheaper to live up there, and it’s in the midst of the people. Perhaps, that’s why the Anglo bastard wants to leave… it’s in the midst of people that he holds in contempt. He was nothing but trouble for the Antiochians and he’s turning out to be nothing but a pain in the ass for the OCA. A local told me:

Can you see those coal-crackers like Kowalski driving to Philly every week?!

NO WAY! NO HOW! Any road, NEPA is the cradle of our Church. It’s full of WONDERFUL folks. Maymon is an ungrateful and self-centred bastard… NEPA is a special place… full of special people. Hell, I wouldn’t mind retiring there myself. Where was the Metropolia’s first Sobor? Mayfield! This Anglo SOB doesn’t know that in his bones and he doesn’t care. He should stop this immediately and issue an apology to his people. Every time that I think that the Anglos have grown some sense, shit like this happens. It’s why they’re hated by many ethnic folks… they’re “oh so much more better” than we are, and they let us know it in so many ways. For Maymon to leave NEPA is spitting on our heritage. We came out of the mines and mills, not the country club! He deserves a Cossack horsewhipping for this.

On a lighter note, Dickie Wood surfaced on Facebook in civvies. That doesn’t mean anything of itself… many priests do that in their “off hours” (like the late Metropolitan Nicholas Smiško going off to the International to have a friendly brewsky or two). However, it’s set tongues wagging, and I’ve heard it from several… it doesn’t mean anything of itself… but do keep your eyes n’ ears peeled.



28 August 2014. Republican Party Offers “Russian Aggression Prevention Act”… It’s Time for ALL Orthodox Believers to Oppose Them and Leave the GOP If They’re In It

00 Jen Psaki. caricatura.ru. 27.08.14


The Republican Party slimers hate Orthodoxy, Holy Rus, and our Russian Motherland. They proved it with their notional “Russian Aggression Prevention Act“. All 27 sponsors of this evil bill are Republicans. Yes… every one of them is a Republican! In fact, 27 out of 45 Republican senators co-sponsored this bill. That is, 60 percent of Republican senators came out publicly in support of this utterly false act of aggression (it, not Russian actions, is the aggression that decent people have to prevent). The path is clear for us as Orthodox Christians… we must utterly repudiate and oppose all the Republican Party’s evil agenda! ALL OF IT! Their support of untrammelled “Free Market” Crapitalism leads them to support the Uniate Fascist junta in the Ukraine in its war on ordinary people, not only in Novorossiya, but in its brutal pension/wage cuts coupled with vicious price increases.

Orthodoxy hangs on the cross in Novorossiya. The Galician Uniate fascists target our churches and our clergy, so much so that our patriarch mentions it in official communications. If you support the Republican Party, you help the Galician Uniates hammer the nails into our Church’s crucifixion even deeper. If you support the Republican Party in any way, you support those who want to destroy our Motherland and our Faith. The so-called “Russian Aggression Prevention Act” is proof of that. All the “pro-life” caterwauling in the world can’t hide the fact that the Republican Party supports those who literally attack our Church, attack our clergy, attack our believers, and attack our ancestral Motherland. If you support the Republican Party, you’re a traitor to Christ’s Church, and I say so openly.

We must stand tall for our fellow believers and tell the world about their suffering… about their bravery in the face of adversity… about how Holy Rus lives, and how it isn’t a danger to anyone, except to Affluent Effluent greedsters bent on global hegemony. That’s our DUTY… that’s why Paffhausen, Potapov, Webster, Serge Schmemann, Dreher, Lyonyo and Sophia Kishkovsky, Vassa Larina, and all the rest have to repent of their whoring for the West PUBLICLY and denounce the evil now regnant in Western circles. We mustn’t let up our pressure on these sorts… they’ve paraded as the “voice of Orthodoxy” for too long. It’s time for ORTHODOX believers to take their Church back… but shall we? Shall you swallow a kopeck’s worth?


Wednesday, 27 August 2014

27 August 2014. Video. “Most of the Opolchenietsy are Orthodox; the Most Determined Fighters are Churched People”

00 novorossiya. 27.08.14



This video is in Russian, I have it up for those with facility… look at the quote from Igor Druz, “Most of the opolchenietsy are Orthodox; the most determined fighters are churched people”. The present war is a war that’ll determine whether Novorossiya (and the Ukraine) shall be faithful, Orthodox, and loyal, or whether it’d be apostate, Uniate, and schismatical. Them’s the stakes, kids… it has nothing to do with the bullshit purveyed by the Western media. Shall the Ukraine be Orthodox or shall it be Apostate? That’s the question… Orthodox should look seriously at those who whore for the West… Paffhausen, Potapov, Webster, Serge Schmemann, Dreher, Lyonyo and Sophia Kishkovsky, Vassa Larina, and all the other scurvy crew who support the Western drive to smash the Motherland and place a drooling papist Uniate monstrosity in its place. We truly can’t afford such… how long shall we abide it? By the way… the ROCOR official website is silent on the Uniate enormities in Novorossiya. WHY? Our people bleed and these jabronies are silent. None dare call it EVIL…


Fr Pitirim Stehnach joined Navy, Ended Up Serving with Marines… Вечная ему память

00 pitirim stehnach. 27.08.14


Fr Pitirim Stehnach, 85, started out to have a career in the Navy, but instead became a priest. Stehnach (secular name Peter Stehnach), originally from Johnstown PA, joined the Navy in 1948 on the advice of his brothers, who said it was better to join the Navy than be drafted into the Army. He said, “I have seven brothers… one was in the Air Force, five in the infantry, and me and one other in the Navy”. After attending boot camp at Great Lakes Naval Training Center in Illinois, he trained as a medic at Philadelphia Naval Hospital and the Navy sent him to Camp Lejeune NC. Stehnach noted, “The Marines don’t have medics or chaplains, so the Navy supplies them”. He spent his first tour of duty at Bethesda Naval Hospital as a medic and at Camp Lejeune. He joked, “I joined the Navy to see the world, and I ended up marching with the Marines”.

On his second tour of duty, Stehnach finally got on a ship… it went to Suez during the Arab-Israeli crisis in that area in 1956 to take American, British, and other civilians out of Egypt. He didn’t recall the name of the ship. He worked and lived in sick bay, because he was on call 24 hours a day. Stehnach remembered, “It was a good place to be. There was coffee all the time, and I didn’t have to sleep on the bunks”. On the ship, the men slept in bunks stacked up like shelves, with just 15 inches between them. he went on to say, “When I saw women carrying babies on board, I knew they wouldn’t be able to sleep in those bunks with their babies. It was a narrow space. I got boxes from the galley, and we put them on a bunk and roped them in and put blankets in them. We made bassinettes”. They took the civilians to Greece, where they put them on a civilian ship to go home. Stehnach’s ship continued to France, and he was able to visit Nice. Stehnach, who came from an Orthodox family, saw an Orthodox church in Nice and went to a service.

Stehnach told us, “When I came out of the service, I knew that I wanted to be a priest. I no longer wanted a career in the Navy”. He spent his last two years at Camp Lejeune, and after 10 years in the Navy, he left and went to St Vladimir’s Orthodox Seminary in Yonkers NY {this is an error, SVS didn’t move to Yonkers until 1961: editor}. He related, “I was in Nice, France, when I decided to be a priest. When I was ordained, the Bishop of Nice happened to be in the area and he served at my ordination. It’s God”. He spent 50 years as a priest serving in Poughkeepsie NY, the Butler PA area, and Indiana PA. While in Poughkeepsie, some Orthodox cadets at West Point approached him and asked him to do services there. For three years, Stehnach travelled two Sundays a month to West Point. He started at 06.00 to get to West Point, do the service, and be back in Poughkeepsie at 10.00. Stehnach wrapped up by saying, “Medic, priest, it’s alike. One fixes bodies, the other fixes souls. As long as you put everything in God’s hands, it’ll be all right”.

Вечная ему память!

26 August 2014

Ellwood City (PA) Ledger


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