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Tuesday, 21 October 2014

21 October 2014. A Wrinkle on the OCA’s “Background Checks”

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Due to the bad publicity stemming from the Storheim affair and the well-known homosexual hijinks of some higher clergy, the OCA is requiring clergy and altar servers to undergo “background checks”. That isn’t what’s wrong… it’s that the OCA is making them pay for it out of their own pockets! In other words, the OCA has to run checks so that its insurers and lawyers are happy, but the institutional Church is refusing to pay for it and is trying to fob the costs onto the clergy and servers. Lyonyo and Jillions deserve a Cossack horsewhipping for this. Watch ‘em crawl outta their holes and claim that it ain’t so. They have money for ecumenical lovefeasts with the papist attackers of the Mother Church (and for indifferentist meetings with the Uniate killers of our compatriots in Novorossiya), but they have no money to pay for the background checks demanded by their insurers and lawyers. I’ll check into Bedlam with Mr Scrooge…

The OCA continues to deteriorate as Mollard drools vacuously (yet, more than one source has told me that’s preferable to Dahulich having the white hat… I tend to agree). Yet, that may be for the best in the end… each day sees one less true believer in the OCA Myth… that’s a GOOD thing. Let it mature in God’s good time…

BMD

Sunday, 21 September 2014

German Families to Sue the Ukraine Over MH17 Crash

00 Rossiya-Segodnya Infographics. Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17 Crash Near Donetsk. 2014

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The families of German citizens killed in the Malaysian plane crash in the eastern Ukraine plan to sue the Ukrainian authorities in the European Court of Human Rights, accusing them of manslaughter by negligence. Elmar Giemulla, a professor of aviation law representing three families of German victims, told Bild am Sonntag, a German Sunday newspaper that the Ukraine should’ve closed its airspace if it couldn’t provide for the safety of flights over its territory, saying, “Each state is responsible for securing its airspace. If it isn’t able to do so temporarily, it must close its airspace. As that didn’t happen, the Ukraine is liable for the damage”. According to Giemulla, by leaving the airspace open, Kiev authorities “destroyed” the lives of hundreds of innocent people. Thus, he concluded that the Ukraine committed human rights violations; therefore, it should pay at least one million Euros (49.4 million Roubles. 7.9 million Renminbi. 78.2 million INR. 1.3 million USD. 1.4 million CAD. 1.45 million AUD. 787,000 UK Pounds) to each family of the German crash victims.

Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 crashed on its way from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur over the eastern Ukraine on 17 July. Amongst the 298 victims killed in the incident were four German citizens. A preliminary report into the disaster delivered by Dutch investigators on 9 September said that the MH17 crash was a result of structural damage caused by a large number of high-energy objects striking the Boeing from the outside. Earlier, a number of Western countries blamed Russia for the tragedy, which they said came about because Novorossiyan forces helped by Moscow launched a SAM at the airliner. Russia denied such allegations, expressing some irritation with the lack of new evidence presented in the report. Moscow suggested that the UN should appoint a special representative to monitor the investigation into the MH17 shootdown. Moscow made radar surveillance data of the incident public, arguing that it pointed to the possibility that the Ukrainian side downed the Malaysian plane. On Wednesday, an independent German fraud investigation company said that it’d pay 30 million USD (1.16 billion Roubles. 185 million Renminbi. 1.83 billion INR. 32.9 million CAD. 33.6 million AUD. 23.4 million Euros. 18.4 million UK Pounds) to those who’d help identify the perpetrators of the disaster.

21 September 2014

RT

http://rt.com/news/189428-germany-plane-sue-ukraine/?utm_source=browser&utm_medium=aplication_chrome&utm_campaign=chrome

You can also find this story at:

http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/09/21/us-ukraine-crisis-mh17-germany-idUSKBN0HG08520140921

http://www.foxnews.com/world/2014/09/21/german-victims-families-to-sue-ukraine-over-downing-malaysia-airlines-flight-17/

Some irresponsible Western sources attack RT… the above proves that RT IS credible… perhaps, more so than its Western analogues. After all, why would Western media sources attack it if it weren’t making them look bad? You may believe Patrick Buchanan George Will, Rich Lowry, and Rod Dreher, who issue pre-digested Western pap in praise of and puffing up undisguised evil in the form of unbridled crapitalism, or you may believe non-Western sources such as RT… it’s up to you…

BMD

Saturday, 20 September 2014

Greek Orthodox Priest from Bangor ME Facing Kiddie Porn Charges

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On Monday, police arrested 52-year-old Fr Adam Metropoulos, a priest at St George Greek Orthodox Church, on charges of violation of privacy and possession of sexually explicit material. Bangor police said that they started investigating on Saturday when a woman complained that she thought that someone photographed or video recorded her without her permission or knowledge. District Attorney Chris Almy confirmed that Metropoulos faces charges of possessing child pornography. Metropoulos is in custody at the Penobscot County Jail on 10,000 USD (385,000 Roubles. 61,400 Renminbi. 609,000 INR. 11,000 CAD. 11,200 AUD. 7,800 Euros. 6,140 UK Pounds) bail and we couldn’t reach him for comment, nor could we determine if he has a lawyer. He’s been a priest since 2001 and used to teach high school chemistry.

16 September 2014

Seacoast.com

http://www.seacoastonline.com/article/20140916/NEWS/140919778/101144/NEWS

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A judge ordered a Greek Orthodox priest held on 100,000 USD (3.85 million Roubles. 614,000 Renminbi. 6.09 million INR. 110,000 CAD. 112,000 AUD. 78,000 Euros. 61,400 UK Pounds) bail on a charge of possessing child pornography. On Wednesday, Deputy District Attorney Mike Roberts said that police originally began investigating 52-year-old Fr Adam Metropoulos when a woman complained that he’d photographed or videotaped her without her knowledge whilst she was showering in the priest’s parish-owned home in Bangor ME. Roberts told WZON-AM that Metropoulos acknowledged having child pornography on his computer, as well as having had inappropriate contact with a teenager in the past. Metropoulos, arrested on Monday, was suspended from his duties at St George Greek Orthodox Church. He wasn’t required to enter a plea Wednesday and we couldn’t reach him at the Penobscot County Jail.

18 September 2013

Bangor (ME) Times-Record

http://www.timesrecord.com/news/2014-09-18/Maine/Priest_held_on_100K_bail_for_child_porn.html

Editor:

This guy had a conviction for a sex offence in Michigan in 1983 and his bishop said that he was unaware of the conviction. The good word has it that won’t lessen the pay-out for a settlement if the gal sues…

BMD

Wednesday, 17 September 2014

SPC Brings “Ecclesiastical Charges” against Schismatical MPC Archbishop

00 Archbishop Jovan in Prison. 06.12

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On Tuesday, the SPC Holy Synod announced its decision to bring ecclesiastical charges against Archbishop Stefan, the head of the canonically unrecognised Macedonian Orthodox Church (MPC). The Synod issued a statement, “By its inveterate persistence in schism, the MPC participates in the un-Christian persecution of Archbishop Jovan Vraniškovski, the canonically recognised head of the autonomous Orthodox Archdiocese of Ohrid, its priests, monks, and believers”. At the Holy Assembly in May, the SPC emphasised that it’s ready to start a dialogue “on establishing canonical order, religious peace, and brotherly love with the church in the neighbouring and friendly Macedonia”, stressing that a condition for this is the release of the unjustly imprisoned Archbishop Jovan of Ohrid. The Assembly noted that the arrest of Archbishop Jovan was a result of demands from top MPC figures. The SPC considers the MPC as a schismatical body. It also noted that Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew Archontonis and Patriarch Kirill Gundyaev of Moscow also sent the same message to the canonically unrecognised MPC.

In July this year, the Macedonian Appellate Court upheld the first instance ruling sentencing Archbishop Jovan of Ohrid and Metropolitan of Skopje to three years in prison for allegedly embezzling 250,000 Euros (12.4 million Roubles. 2 million Renminbi. 19.8 million INR. 324,000 USD. 356,000 CAD. 357,000 AUD. 200,000 UK Pounds). Archbishop Jovan received a three-year prison sentence on 2 July 2013 in Skopje. He appealed this judgment in November, but the second instance court dismissed the appeal as unfounded. In his submission to the Skopje Appellate Court, Vladyki Jovan stated, “In the 12 years since its establishment, the Macedonian authorities have subjected the Orthodox Archdiocese of Ohrid to persecution, who deny its application for official registration to this day, which would make it a legal religious organisation”.

Since 2003, Macedonian authorities arrested Archbishop Jovan six times on different charges, including public disorder when he tried to conduct a baptism ceremony in a church the MPC claims as its own. They also charged him with “inciting ethnic and religious hatred” for having “slandered the MPC”, spending a total of almost 18 months in prison. His last arrest was on 12 December 2011, upon entering Macedonia from Greece, on charges of embezzling 250,000 Euros. According to his lawyers, he returned to the country to request a retrial, but they arrested him and threw him in Idrizovo Prison near Skopje, where they still hold him under difficult conditions.

The MPC is canonically unrecognised, and the SPC considered it a schismatical body ever since it declared autocephaly unilaterally in 1967. The MPC defrocked Bishop Jovan when the SPC appointed him as its exarch in Macedonia. The SPC believes Archbishop Jovan to be the victim of rigged political trials because of his opposition to the schism, whilst Amnesty International and Freedom House stated that he’s a prisoner of conscience. Two prominent Macedonian bishops, Timotej and Pimen, publicly requested Vladyki Jovan’s pardon. Unofficially, most MPC bishops would support a pardon, except for Archbishop Stefan and Bishops Petar and Agatangel.

27 August 2014

B92

http://www.b92.net/eng/news/region.php?yyyy=2014&mm=08&dd=27&nav_id=91416

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