The next two weekends are the 100th Anniversary of the foundation of the infamous Habsburg death camp at Talerhof; for obvious reasons, Podkarpatskaya Rus can’t mark it and commemorate its righteous martyrs and confessors… it’d make the UGKTs and the Uniate junta look very bad indeed. This genocide was much more than just the two death camps of Talerhof and Terezín. A planned mass operation swept Carpatho-Russia proper, the Lemkovshchina, and Bukovina. Thousands of Rusin people died at hands of the Austro-Germans, their Polish henchmen, and their Ukrainian Nationalist hangsmen.
All the same… the blood of the martyrs is the seed of future Church vigour… Holy Orthodoxy burst through the dark and resurrected in full bloom in post-World War I Carpatho-Russia. In North America, this stirring ferment helped to form what’s today’s OCA, MP/USA, and ACROD. Furthermore, much of the ROCOR wouldn’t exist without Holy Trinity Monastery and Seminary in Jordanville NY. Jordanville wouldn’t have existed without the resurrection of Orthodoxy in Carpatho-Russia and the then-dominant émigré Carpatho-Russian population in North America… they sacrificed so very much for it, didn’t they? We owe our forebears everything. To forget their travail and confession of Faith, to sidle up to their Uniate oppressors, to forget the testimony of our forebears’ blood to please Uniate apostates, is blasphemy… spitting in the face of Almighty God. Yet, there are soulless clergy and “important people” who do so. DON’T FOLLOW THEIR EVIL EXAMPLE. Follow the example set by our forebears, who preferred the Golgotha of Talerhof to bowing before the Unia and all of its scurvy works.
These next two weekends mark the anniversary of these events. Yet, there isn’t one official or formal commemoration of these events scheduled in the OCA, ROCOR, ACROD, or at Jordanville. The MP/USA IS holding a few small local commemorations.
HOW… VERY… SAD.
We forget the blood of the martyrs to please the enemies of the Church. God do spare us… Our Lord Christ said, Forgive them, for they know not what they do. I wish that I could say that of the pro-Uniate blasphemers, but the cold and chilling reality is that they DO know what they do. Jillions and Larina did it for money and a job… Potapov did it to please his political bosses… Paffso did it to feel important and to show how much of a “wheel” he was on K Street. Remember the blood shed… Никто не забыт и ничто не забыто. No one is forgotten, nothing is forgotten. If we don’t remember that, we aren’t worth a damn and God has every right to spew us out of his mouth. Ask your priest to serve Pannikhida for the Righteous Dead and Confessors of Talerhof and of the Habsburg Uniate Yoke… carry the icon of St Maksim Sandovich in procession… light a candle in memory of those killed by the Habsburgs, the White Poles, the OUN, the UPA, and the present fascist Uniate junta. DO NOT FORGET!
We’re Christians… that IS what we do…