THIS is the end result of American interference in the Orthosphere… take a GOOD look… THIS is what your tax dollars bought in the Bush years… and continue to do so. God give rest to the soul of this honourable Orthodox man (he died during the American-fomented and -supported invasion of South Ossetia) and may God humble the proud who planned the war that killed him.
Beginning in 2006, informed sources tell me that the Bush II Administration interfered in the internal affairs of the Russian Orthodox Church (both the MP and the ROCOR). The good word has it that John Herbst (American Ambassador to the Ukraine) was asked by his higher-ups in the administration to try and derail the pending reconciliation of the ROCOR with the MP. Many accounts have it that he did do his utmost to derail the affair. It appears that American policy towards the Orthosphere hasn’t changed under the Obama Administration. I’d say that it shows all (even the slow learners) that both the Republican neocons and Democratic “humanitarian interventionists” are identical under the skin. That is, both believe in violence and tantrums when the ruling Affluent Effluent in the USA doesn’t get its way (violence towards weaker states such as Libya, Iraq, Afghanistan, Pakistan, and Serbia; tantrums against stronger states such as Russia, China, and Iran). None dare call that evil and vicious. Also, don’t forget how the US State Department slobbered its approval of the fascist juntas in Latvia, Estonia, and the Ukraine glorifying Nazi war criminals and their disenfranchisement of ethnic Russians… just as they drooled in glee over Saakashvili’s aggression against South Ossetia (which started with a sneak Grad bombardment of sleeping civilians at 22.00 in the evening). None dare call that foul and devilish.
The letter below is from Metropolitan Serafim Mentzenopoulos of Piraeus, the Secretary of the Holy Synod of the Local Church of Athens and all Greece. I sent my edit to a friend in Moscow who has facility in Greek (thank God for the eight-hour time difference… it meant I got a prompt reply) and they vetted it and said that it was closer to the original Greek than the original translation into English was. Does that mean that I have a… gasp!… “Greek soul?” It must be that Greek Coffee and those loukoumades…
In the report of your department referring to the respect for religious freedom internationally (and particularly in my country), my name is mentioned and my actions as well as my speeches are described without me having any chance to explain how things really stand. As a world citizen and inhabitant of this planet, I feel I must express my protest, since there’s obviously a violation of human rights and the American Constitution in the way this specific report was constructed.
The establishment of your country by your Founding Fathers was based on universal values that were born in my country, that is, freedom, democracy, and respect of the human person. Since you are an experienced politician and a person of major importance in your great country, you’re certainly aware that, according to the rules of law, convicting someone without giving him the chance to explain themselves is unacceptable, as the universal law of justice demands both sides to be heard before judgement. Therefore, I express my strong dissatisfaction, as without being asked about what I really said or what really happened, I’m literally accused internationally of being a so-called fundamentalist and that I violate the rights of my fellow men.
If your department had the courtesy and the insight to ask me before accusing me about specific issues, I would’ve informed them that I addressed in writing to the Roman Catholic Archbishop of Athens and requested the blessing of the school year in the Roman Catholic School of Jeanne d’Arc in Piraeus to come into effect exactly in the way the Roman Catholic School of St Paul in Piraeus does it. I suggested that the blessing of the school year should be conducted by an Orthodox priest for the Orthodox students and by a Roman Catholic priest for the Roman Catholic students (who comprise a minority in this school), given the fact that the Orthodox self-consciousness (and according to the canons) it’s forbidden to pray together with people who believe in different dogma and who aren’t part of our communion. However, the Archbishop of the Roman Catholic Church didn’t condescend to give us an answer; so, I wasn’t able to protect the Orthodox consciousness of the students in this school. As their Bishop and Shepherd, I had no other option but to appeal to justice under the law and resort to the corresponding judicial means. What else could I have done to confront such an intransigent attitude and such obstinate zeal against our Orthodox self-consciousness? In your opinion, is my view irrational?
The justifiable conclusion that I deduced is that the report was biased against me, since there was no knowledge of the real facts and no mention was made of the attitude of the Roman Catholic Archbishop. In your report, there are unproven allegations about my beliefs and they’re combined with anti-Semitic expressions which supposedly were mine, but these are distortions of my words, they’re a defamation. I’ve never expressed myself against the Jewish nation, which I respect exactly as much as I do every other nation on Earth. However, I do comment on the strong opposition of Orthodox Jews against distortions of Judaism, I do express my opposition to departures from a godly approach to life, my opposition to arcane systems based on the dark teaching of Kabala and Theosophy, and my opposition to the practise of black magic.
Therefore, I’ve never expressed antisemitic views, however, as a Christian Bishop, I’ve the right to interpret the Prophesies of the Old Testament (especially, those of Prophet Daniel and Prophet Isaiah) to prove that the longed-for Messiah came into this world in the person of Our Lord Jesus Christ, and the one who is expected by Judaism, who is still to come (and for whom the restoration of the Third Temple of Solomon and ceremonial and worship symbols… as publicised though the internet… are prepared), is the one referred to in the Apocalypse of Evangelist St John as the Antichrist.
Finally, do you consider as fundamentalism and anti-Semitism the obvious and universal reality that financial services is one of the favourite economic activities of the powerful (in your country) Jewish lobby? Would you be kind enough to inform us whom the three international financial institutions Moody’s, Standard and Poor’s, and Fitch belong to? Could you inform us from what nationality some of the founders of the Trilateral Commission came from? Could you inform us of the nationality of the members of B’nai B’rith International in Washington DC, which has branches all over the world, including my country? Could you inform us who comprise the governing body of the Bilderberg Group?
In conclusion, I sincerely wish the Peace of God for you, and that feelings of understanding and tolerance between peoples should prevail on Earth. However, freedom of consciousness is a fundamental value, which we are obliged to defend even with our lives, and, surely, justice imposes respect of all people’s rights, especially of the weak, and of those who don’t have power in this world.
7 September 2012
The US State Department should get out of the “religion” business. It’s none of its business. Reflect on this… the konvertsy do NOT support the Church, its hierarchy, its people, and its incarnate expressions. They support the US State Department and its Free Market fantasies, instead. Fathausen was particularly egregious in this… he sucked up to every Far Right think-tank in the District and he sucked up to “evangelicals” and rightwing papists, too. We should give the konvertsy an ultimatum… give your allegiance to the Orthosphere… NOT to the West and to its bully-boy institutions (both secular and religious, I might add). If they want to tarry in the fleshpots of the West… don’t argue with them… that’s pointless. We should see to it that they leave Christ’s Church… for not only are they “not of us”… they never were.
God wills it…