We denounce modernism and secularism in the Church and call upon our faithful to heed the words of the ever-memorable Metropolitan Philaret Voznesensky… “Hold fast what you have”. Many Orthodox in America are looking to the Russian Church for an example of steadfastness and loyalty to the traditions of Orthodoxy. We’re committed to preserving that which has been handed down to us by our pious ancestors, and we call upon the faithful to increase their support of the Church, so that our mission won’t be hindered.
Therefore, if we heed Vladyki Hilarion’s words, the ROCOR will have to reject Jonas Paffhausen’s attempt to join it. Paffhausen’s a drooling disciple of Gleb Podmoshensky, a disgraced ROCOR cleric shitcanned by the ROCOR Holy Synod for due good cause. Paffhausen’s an advocate of the imiaslavie heresy and propagated it at his “monastery”. Paffhausen’s an indifferentist who sucks up to the Uniate enemies of Christ’s Church (as do Andrei Psaryov and Vassa Larina). Paffhausen has a taste for witch-hunts… the grounded Church has never traditionally engaged in such (the Real Church didn’t burn people at the stake (Avvakum was burned by the state)). Paffhausen sought to ally the Church with anti-Christian “evangelical” and radical political elements. Paffhausen lied about his monastic formation and he was made an “abbot” one year after his tonsure (would Vladyki Philaret have done such an inanity? Most assuredly not!). In short, he’s TROUBLE in all caps. Paffhausen’s a Valentin Rusantsov or Varnava Prokofiev… MUCH more trouble than he’s worth.
The late Metropolitan Philaret didn’t suck up to Uniates… he didn’t teach heresy… he didn’t run witch-hunts (indeed, he allowed much more “freedom” than his successors did)… he didn’t try to ally the Church with godless sectarian and political elements… so, we need to show “an example of steadfastness and loyalty to the traditions of Orthodoxy”, to use Vladyki Hilarion’s words. The ROCOR must repel the efforts of Jonas Paffhausen to join it.
One of the Cabinet said this of JP:
I think that the ROCOR may take him in, but NEVER as a diocesan bishop. He’s yesterday’s convert. In the ROCOR, I doubt if they’d even make someone so immature a reader. They might take him and hide him away in a monastery because they feel sorry for him.
That’d be the only possible way to bring this troubled and deluded soul into the ROCOR. As for my opinion, I’d let him go vagante. He’s a very persuasive, conniving, and duplicitous sort… he’s an Arius, an Avvakum Petrov. We get enough trouble in the normal course of events… we shouldn’t tempt fate. This man is a known liar and troublemaker. Let him stew, I say. Again, ask yourself, “Would Vladyki Philaret have done some of the things that this man has done?” The answer’s clear.
Kauft nicht bei James Paffhausen. Either that or its trouble on steroids…