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Monday, 24 November 2014

24 November 2014. Christmas Lent Begins on 28 November… Here’s “Angel of God, My Holy Guardian”

01 Angel Devils Tussling for Soul

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Christmas Lent begins on 28 November… American Thanksgiving is on 27 November this year. Customary usage here in the States recognises that people have “leftovers” and it’s accepted that you’ll use ‘em up and eat ‘em down… no real priest considers that sinful. The video has prayers to the Guardian Angel. Always remember… Lent isn’t an end in itself, it’s a preparation for a time of FEASTING. NEVER forgot that.

BMD

24 November 2014. “Free Metropolitan Jonah” Saga Continues

00 Popping the Bubble

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Got this from the Cabinet:

On the Free Metropolitan Jonah Facebook page:

OK, I can’t change this so… This is Anthony Brandon Simmons, something’s messed up and I can’t post as myself. Anyway, I’m back from my trip, and first, WOW! 373 likes! That’s amazing guys. Second, People keep posting on here as if Metropolitan Jonah made this page, or checks this page. He didn’t make it, and as far as I know, he doesn’t check it. That doesn’t mean he doesn’t need our support however. Thanks for all the likes, we’re gonna try to get some real things going soon.

WOW… 373 likes… out of 115,000 estimated adherents in the OCA. The two biggest groups in the OCA are Alaska Natives and Old School po-nashemu ethnics. I doubt that many of the “likes” came from them. On top of that, the Syosset apparat headed by Lyonyo and the SVS Mafia want nothing to do with him. That’s not to mention that his “ass is grass” in NEPA and the Midwest. The loudmouthed konvertsy are less than 10 percent of the OCA, but they’re the most strident element and the largest group on the internet.

My personal belief is that Potapov and Webster blessed those who ginned up this perversity… to give Fatso deniability. Ponder this… Fatso has NO cred at the Centre, if he did have even the smallest amount of tread, he’d have his release to the ROCOR. Fathausen is pals with the Blunder… but the Blunder isn’t as influential as the konvertsy and heterodox want to believe. When Fats surfaced in Moscow, V A Chaplin and Varsоnofy Sudakov were no-shows. Chew on this… Mollard got a medal from HH on his very first visit… HH has NEVER given Fats a Church decoration. When Fats visited Moscow last, HH was handing out awards (the main honoree was Polar explorer A N Chilingarov). Fats got nothing… he didn’t even get a cardboard box. In short, this Facebook page is beginning to look like the usual konvertsy Much Ado About Nothing. Don’t give it much mind… let it die a natural death. DON’T FEED THE TROLLS! Crank world, ain’t it?

BMD

Sunday, 23 November 2014

23 November 2014. A Blast from the Past… Metropolia Memories… Ohio Clergy and Vladyki Irinei Bekish

00 metropolia 01. Ohio clergy. 23.11.14

Ohio Metropolia clergy… Revs Rozdesky, Prislopsky, Lilokovich, Dziama, Rachko, Waschak, and Kapral

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00 metropolia 02. Metr Irinei Bekish. 23.11.14

Metropolitan Irinei Bekish

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00 metropolia 03. Metr Irinei Bekish. 23.11.14

Metropolitan Irinei Bekish

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A link to a happier and different time… but it wasn’t perfect! However, Metropolitans Anastassy Gribanovsky and Leonty Turkevich kept the peace and kept the gnarly shit down. Can we recapture the mindset? Can we build a united Church? I’d say so… and our forebears would’ve urged it, too. That they may be as one…

BMD 

Saturday, 22 November 2014

22 November 2014. More Cabinet Vox Pop on Fatso…

01 +Jonah and the Whale cartoon

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Just got this in from one of the Cabinet:

I surely can’t be the only person to find a great deal of humour in JP calling his Facebook page Free Metropolitan Jonah. Given that he’s about the size of a whale, it puts me in mind of “Free Willy”.

This requires no comment from me… it DOES take all kinds…

BMD

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