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Friday, 31 October 2014

31 October 2014. OCA SOBs Shitcan Dickie Wood as Priest… NO MENTION OF IT ON OCA.ORG

01 Trash Can

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A Cabineteer sent me the following:

00 dickie wood letter. 31.10.14

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I find the way that the OCA handled this is reprehensible and beneath the salt. Dickie deserved to get such news at a formal hearing… he deserved to have this posted on the official website so that the world would know what the SOBs (again… whether it’s “Synod of Bishops” or “Sons of Bitches” is up to you, dear reader) did. This is what decent and normal people do. Lyonyo and Jillions (this smells of them, no doubt about it) went too far this time. You see, other priests are going to ask, “Who’s next?” Jillions was none-too-bright to begin with, and Lyonyo has forgotten that there’s a whole world outside Syosset and its ingrown clique. No matter that Dickie Wood was arrogant and a self-promoter… there are procedures and due process, not only in the secular legal sense, but in Church law, too (as a real expert like Alexander Lebedeff would tell you).

Them whom the gods would destroy, first, they make them mad… if there was ever an apt occasion for that, it’s now. This is too much of a muchness. The people who did this are worthy of no respect whatsoever. Our Church institution has fallen and REFUSES to get up… isn’t that a sign that we have to do something about it? Just sayin’…

BMD

Saturday, 15 October 2011

15 October 2011. Where in the World is Dickie Wood?

You can’t find out anything about Dickie and Velencia? Take heart… NONE of us can. Syosset screams about “openness” and “transparency” (especially Stokoe and his pals)… and THIS is what we get…

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According to oca.org, Dickie Wood is supposedly on a “leave of absence” with no mention of a suspension or any other information. That’s confirmed here. What I hear is that Mel Pleska has washed his hands of the whole banana (not just the Wood saga)… he doesn’t want to be tarred with the same brush as the Chancery Gang (which does include Stokoe… Mark’s nothing but Lyonyo’s internet sock-puppet). Apparently, there’s nothing that Mel can do about Lyonyo’s ambitious little cabal… and he’s stuck between the people and the apparatchiki, taking heat from both ends. It looks like he’s taking “a pox on both of your houses” attitude… we’ll see at the Sobor, won’t we?

As for Dickie… the question’s still open. Is he suspended? Is he in good graces? Is he in charge of the podvorie? If Dickie’s not in charge at the podvorie, who is? Can Dickie serve? Why was there a “leave of absence” in the first place? You’ll note that the other LOA is clearly labelled “for medical reasons”. There’s no mention of a temporary replacement in the “Pastoral Changes”, which is odd. I think that Bishop Mel saw this too, but that he stayed silent to screw the Syosset crowd. In short, this document not only doesn’t answer any of the outstanding questions, it adds a few more as seasoning to it all. If that wasn’t all, not only is the Dickie Wood saga unresolved, Raymond Velencia is still listed as a member of the OCA clergy on oca.org here (scroll down, you’ll see it). I’d say to the Winnipeg magistrate, “You’re a damned fool if you believe ANYTHING coming out of the mouth of ANY OCA clergyman (Velencia was supposedly “released”)”. Note well that a clergyman violated the law (“pastoral confidentiality” is a legal not canonical concept) and the OCA dilly-dallies about doing anything of the situation.

Before we go… Lazar Puhalo posted an impassioned defence of Seraphim Storheim in Stokoe’s comboxes. Puhalo was an uncanonical clergyman who was brought into the OCA as a “retired bishop” by Seraphim (that’s odd in itself). In short… Puhalo’s an “interested party” in legal terms… he and his monastery would be in the “outer darkness” if it weren’t for Storheim (Puhalo was part of the schismatical “Patriarchate of Kiev“). Puhalo’s smarmy attack on Cappy Larsen and Mel Sokoda wasn’t justified. We really have to stop making excuses for abusive clergy… whether they’re child abusers or just abusers of power. How many cases like that of Mme Plas and Kristi Koumentakos must there be until we realise that?

Pass me the jug… the world’s not stopped being crank in the last 24 hours. How much longer, dear Lord?

Barbara-Marie Drezhlo

Saturday 15 October 2011

Albany NY

Sunday, 21 August 2011

21 August 2011. WOOD BACK! NO Explanation on OCA Official Site or on Stokoe

READ ALL ABOUT IT! LOOK:

Archimandrite Zacchaeus Wood Served Liturgy at St Catherine in the Fields Church in Moscow

On Sunday, 21 August, Archimandrite Zacchaeus Wood served Divine Liturgy at St Catherine in the Fields parish (OCA Representation Church in Moscow). Fr Zacchaeus claimed in remarks after liturgy that Metropolitan Jonas Paffhausen blessed his serving the sacraments. Currently, Archimandrite Zacchaeus, after prolonged treatment in hospital, is recovering in a sanatorium near Moscow.

21 August 2011

Православие и мир (Pravoslavie i mir:Orthodoxy and the World)

http://www.pravmir.ru/arximandrit-zakxej-vud-sovershil-liturgiyu-v-xrame-sv-vmc-ekateriny-na-vspole/

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Editor’s Note:

There’s no official announcement of Wood’s rehabilitation on the OCA official website, nor is there anything on Stokoe’s site. Did this actually occur? I can’t say… but it’s on a website that Archimandrite Tikhon Shevkunov heavily influences. I’ve never noticed crank reporting on the Russian side before… there’s been such on the English-language side, but that’s because Dickie had his finger in that. Again… there’s NO official announcement on oca.org… Stokoe has said nothing on his site, either (as of 13.30 EDT Sunday 21 August 2011). If this is true, hoo boy, are those schmidiots going to have something up post-haste. Well, guys, you’re supposed to have the official explanation up BEFORE the fact, not AFTER it. It proves without a doubt that the upper reaches of the OCA don’t know what they’re doing and that JP’s lost his grip on things. There was no reason given for Dickie’s dismissal… there’s going to be no reason given for his reinstatement, if that’s what this news means. Trust me; they have that much disrespect for you. JP tangled with Vlad Berzansky… never a good idea. The world is going on its crank merry way, isn’t it… pass me the jug… the fireworks are just beginning, kids…

BMD

Saturday, 30 July 2011

30 July 2011. Dickie’s Photo and Bio Still Up on Patriarchia.ru… What Gives?

Image still up on patriarchia.ru… 

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As of 21.35 EDT Saturday 30 July 2011, Dickie’s photo and bio are still up on patriarchia.ru:

http://www.patriarchia.ru/db/text/81370.html

What gives? This is getting goofier by the minute, kids. If I made this up, no publisher would buy it… truth is MUCH stranger than fiction is. That is, Dickie’s been kicked off the oca.org clergy list, but he’s still listed on patriarchia.ru site as OCA representative to Moscow… and the MP site IS far better run than oca.org… if they’d received the official word, they would’ve removed that info tout suite. I’m not even going to speculate… there’s NOTHING to go on. Dickie’s in “parts unknown”, and that’s all that one can say, now. Even by hutsky-klutsky OCA/ROCOR standards, this is a Solid Gold Oscar Academy Award Chinese fire drill (remember, the Chinese fire drill only LOOKS confused… this IS confused). Your guess is as good as mine… you pays your money and you takes your choice… literally. Let’s face it, Dickie’s been known to be an equivocal sort for years; he was found dead drunk, barfing in the corridors, at more than one sobor… truly, he was asking for it, for years.

Here’s my opinion on what’s in the works. Stokoe’s the next target… whenever Bobby gets whatever it is he wants, he’ll have no qualms whatsoever about throwing Stokoe off the train à la Dickie. BP’s also a target because of the SIC Report…  I suspect Bobby’s cabal will try to assert that he’s drinking again, or, frame him with something sexual, or, try to somehow connect him with Greg Solak’s death in Alaska. Then, and only then, will he try to push JP off the cliff, too. IF he were to succeed in that, the only question is which disgraced bishop would he try to bring back as figurehead “metropolitan”… would it be Hermie? Nikolai? How ‘bout another time ‘round for Feodosy? I’m not saying this IS going to happen… it’s what Bobby, Silver, and Love BT want… God willing, they won’t get it.

Did you see Stokoe’s site? He’s not even addressing JP’s lunatic “encyclical” on homosexuality, nor is he commenting on the recent reports of JP egging on witch hunters on OCA Truth. Instead, he posted some dreck about three new auxiliary bishops in AOCANA. Don’t take my word for it:

http://www.ocanews.org/news/AntiochiansElect7.30.11.html

He puts this rubbishy twaddle up in lieu of the real news. Who woulda thunk it? Well, stay tuned, same bat time, same bat station… this is far from the last episode.

Barbara-Marie Drezhlo

Saturday 30 July 2011

Albany NY

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