The Rock ‘Em Sock ‘Em Robots at St T’s are still at it. The grapevine’s reporting that Fr Nicodemus told Atty he’s going to set up Liturgy in the pavilion, whether he likes it or not. As for my personal view, I believe that the Memorial Day Pilgrimage should go on as it always has done, and if heads have to be bonked in the process, so be it. The situation’s spiralled out of control because Tikhon Mollard’s too nice a guy to be a stand-up bishop. Besides that, rumour’s flying that Tikhon wants to move to Philly… some swear by it, others say that it’s pure bullshit. In any case, Mollard may very well be as good as “not present” because he hasn’t solved this conundrum. Trust me, Archbishop Kyprian Borisevich would’ve solved it in a trice. He’d boot his Size 12 into the arses of all the contending parties, and he’d lay down his solution… and woe to anyone who dared defy him or “gave him sauce”. Now, that’s the way to “bish”, and if Mollard wants to be even a reasonable facsimile of a bishop, he’d best get with the programme and do likewise. After all, it’s what people expect and respect in a leader.
On the Dmitri Royster front, a Kitchen Cabinet member reported:
I find it curious that “Bring Vladyka Home” correctly reports:
In 1954, as a subdeacon with the Ukrainian Orthodox Church under Constantinople, he worked with the Mexican Orthodox Community of Our Lady of San Juan de Los Lagos, at which time he began translating Orthodox liturgical services into Spanish. In April 1954, Subdeacon Dmitri, his sister Dimitra, and their priest, Fr Rangel sought a blessing from His Grace, Bishop Bogdan, to establish an English-language Orthodox mission in Dallas… the future St Seraphim Cathedral. He was ordained to the diaconate and priesthood later that year and assigned rector of Saint Seraphim’s. In 1958, permission was sought and given to bring both Fr Dmitri and the parish into the Metropolia, as the Orthodox Church in America was known at that time.
However, here, this link includes another link that says:
In 1954, he was ordained to the priesthood within the Metropolia. After his ordination, Fr Dmitri founded St Seraphim Church in Dallas.
If you’re going to rewrite history, shouldn’t you purge the correct article?
If nothing else, what my colleague correctly discerned is that the HOOMie konvertsy trash have a creative attitude towards the truth. They make Dickie Wood and Bobby K look like paragons of honesty. Let’s keep it simple… Dickie never earned a kandidatura (contrary to his claims), and Royster served under an “interesting” Ukrainian bishop before he entered the Metropolia (I wonder… was that the same bishop that the infamous Hilary Madison served under?)
In a usual show of incompetence, oca.org showed its usual casual disregard for the facts in its post on a “search” for a replacement for Dickie Wood (the only people doing any “searching” are the RF Genprokuratura… is that why the OCA posted this fluff? As a diversion for their pal Alikov?). Click here for the OCA post. Note well that they did NOT mention Hubiak’s successor in Moscow, Nicholas Yuhos. For them not in the know, he went to Niagara Falls NY, where Holy Cross parish was converted into Holy Cross Monastery. Yuhos decided to jump to one of the GOC oddbodd non-canonicals, and he took the property with him. As an aside, Iggy Burdikoff was named “administrator” of the parish by Syosset, but Iggy was nearly 300 miles (and five hours by road) away, which means that Syosset didn’t trust any of the local clergy (who were mostly pro-Job Osacky). Yuhos has since become a “bishop” in his sect and reports indicate that he’s formed a “monastery” near Pittsburgh PA. Now, here’s the cherry on the sundae… there’s no mention of Dickie Wood at all. NONE. He’s gone down the memory hole. Syosset’s trying to act as though he didn’t exist, but Dickie’s alive and well in the Midwest, amongst Bishop Job’s old lot. Mind you, I don’t think that Dickie and the Job crowd have identical priorities, but they do share a common foe. That’s all one needs in our fallen world… you needn’t agree, you need only share an enemy.
Lastly, one of my MP friends told me this:
The Blunder is the most disliked bishop in Russia (more than most Westerners understand). He has no power base at all. INSIDE Russia, he’s a nonentity.
The Blunder is one of SVS’s main supporters… or, rather, SVS is one of the Blunder’s main supporters. I’d say that the Crestwood Commandoes have screwed up, yet again. There’s a small group of, maybe, a thousand people who think that they run the OCA… if their support at the Centre is merely “smoke and mirrors”, then, it’s only a matter of time, isn’t it? The same source told me that the Centre’s not going to prop up the OCA… if it implodes, so be it… if not, so be it. It’s going to put its main backing behind a rejuvenated ROCOR.
Cross yourself and pour yourself a double… it’s not over yet.
25 May 2012