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Wednesday, 24 March 2010

The Present OCA “Investigation” at St Tikhon’s is a Whitewash… Read the Following… and Weep… The Cover-up Continues

People were asking me about Martin Paluch, so I put the word out to those who are closer to the situation than I am. One of my e-mails stated:

The St Tikhon’s investigation turned up that a “Martin Paluch” was living in Metropolitan Herman’s house in South Canaan. Do you have any idea of who he was… was he Herrmie’s homosexual lover?

Here’s a reply that was sent to me. I removed some things at the sender’s request to maintain their confidentiality. I was glad to do that. I stand by this… I’ll not discuss this with any OCA bishop or priest, or any other bishop or priest. If you think this is libel… drag me to court. I’ll be glad to talk about the missing financial records, Pierre l’Huillier’s past, and the sexual assault by Timothy Blumentritt against Eric Iliff. This crapola has to end NOW. Here’s the e-mail:

All I know is that Martin has been around St Tikhon’s for as long as I can remember. There was ALWAYS that idea that he and Herman were a thing. I believe it to be true, however, I really don’t have any concrete evidence. He basically sponged off the monastery since he was student and never left. He had A LOT of authority up there, not so much when Archbishop Kiprian was alive but afterwards, had his hands into everything. As far as I can remember, and if memory serves me right, he’s lived with Herman. Now, this could be something that I always thought and didn’t know for fact. But, I’d say it is so especially if he is living with him now. He isn’t the only Paluch up there either, there are two other brothers… John, and another, whose names escapes me now. Basically they all mooched off the Monastery, to this day. There was always talk about him and Herman when we were little kids attending Altar Server Retreats, he was in charge of it and always checked on some kids during the night. He even made some stand in there underwear in the hallways during the night for being too loud. Someone, who’s close to me, told me once that he remembers a couple of times Martin would take some boys to Herman’s house in the evening and not return for awhile. I don’t know what went on and I don’t want to say what I think. This never happened in my time, cause Archbishop Kiprian was still alive. But, this was told to me by someone whose is a few years younger than I and was still in the OCA at the time. I really don’t know the connections between Herman and the Paluch’s. Ask my father and I’m sure he can tell you. If you saw Martin now, all you’d say to yourself is “plastic surgery”, and if you talked with him you would make an assumption. Like I said before, I can’t give any concrete evidence, only things that I heard and put together myself. Also, there’s something that was brought about Theodosius, Herman, and Martin, but never heard of anything concrete. I know Theodosius liked to dress up like a boy scout and go to the amusement parks in NY and Western PA. and he was caught in the Village by some members of the OCA a ways back. Sorry, I couldn’t give anything concrete. So, use your judgment.

There it is. It’s not about financial mismanagement. It’s all about Herman’s homosexuality and the fact that a homosexual cabal is running the OCA. Feodosy Lazor was caught in the act. Pierre l’Huillier had to run from both Paris and New York. Nikolai Soraich and Isidore Brittain were open in their relationship (I’m told that Isidore is serving in a parish in Oregon). There are unsavoury tales circulating about certain other bishops, including one who is neck-deep with the HOOMies (who themselves are rather squiffy… ask the Pokrov people).

THIS is what Messrs Reardon and Jacobses defend. I’ll give them the benefit of the doubt… perhaps, they were ignorant of what was going on (although I doubt it). They were silent until the Williams affair, and, then, the stated reason was that it would deter Anglicans from “converting”.  Perhaps, these two now see that they’ve been “had”. I’ll admit that’s never pleasant… however, a choice now faces these two paladins, and, indeed, all konvertsy. Are you going to admit that the Syosset/SVS apparat is rotten to the core, and has been since Schmemann’s time? Are you going to admit that you winked at filthiness in high places? Trust me; I’d rather have V. Gene Robinson than Jonas Paffhausen. At least, the former is open and honest about what he is. The latter is a liar and poseur. For instance, he stated in July 2009 that he was not going to have contacts with the TEC. Yet, in October 2009, he signed a concordat with a TEC seminary. Earlier in 2009, at PSTGU in Moscow, he stated in public that everyone from the old administration was gone, save for a house-cleaner and two clerical aides. There was a problem with that… Lyonyo Kishkovsky was standing next to him, with a lupine smile on his face. Yes… let’s see… Bobby K still has an OCA job, Matusiak is back, Lyonyo never left, Karlgut and Piggy Iggy are still in their old haunts, and four years of financial records are missing and the entire MC supinely accepted it (including Mark Stokoe).

As I say, I stand behind this. I’ll talk to no one privately. I’m now convinced that konvertsy (and, in particular, the ex-Episkies) are dumber than dirt. Benjamin Peterson is taking them for a ride and they’re so ignorant that they can’t see it. Reflect well on the fact that Gerasim Eliel, who JP wants to make Bishop of Alaska, stayed loyal to Podmoshensky after his defrocking for sodomy. In short, the people they defend stand for the very immorality that they deny. It DOES take all kinds… but this is too much. Eric Iliff didn’t die in vain. If you konvertsy wish to discredit me, PROVE with actionable evidence that Eric wasn’t assaulted at SVS. Reflect well on that, my pretties. The OCA is more infested with gay blades than the TEC is (or was). That’s why the OCA found it so easy to sign a pact with the TEC… after Moscow had dropped relations with them (do read Patriarch Kirill’s condemnation of the branch theory… it’s a good read with no BS in it). It’s time to go home and cut out the games. If some of these Amerikantsy brats refuse to come with us, so be it. Let them be… let them gather at New Skete. However, let them be anathema… it’s that serious.

It’s not going to be easy, nor is it going to be painless. If we want a real Church for our kids, we have to face it and take it. If the cancer isn’t removed, it’s going to kill us. God help us all.

Barbara-Marie Drezhlo

Wednesday 24 March 2010

Albany NY

Editor’s Postscript:

A priest sent me the following:

The trouble is that homosexuality is rife within Episcopalianism, especially among the clergy. So, the OCA should be very careful about who it receives. Not all of them are coming for good reasons… some of them have things to run away from and the Episcopalians are only too glad to get rid of them. The problem is that there are elements in the OCA, and not only ex-Episcopalians, who rather welcome the undesirables because they have their own agenda… The OCA risks staining the good name of Orthodoxy by accepting just anyone, that is, those who bring their problems with them and spread them.

I quite agree. We should be DISCOURAGING so-called “converts” from Anglicanism. It’s fishing in troubled waters, and the catch from such is never good. One can see that in Jonas Paffhausen, in particular. It DOES take all kinds. Pass the jug, please, I need a healthy swallow of something good. I reiterate to all priests that I protect your identities. There’s no way that the Syosset commandos can trace this. I KNOW how nasty they can be… ergo, I protect all of you who write to me.


Russia Bids Farewell to a Beloved Star… Images from the State Funeral of People’s Artist of Russia Valentina Tolkunova

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Video of the funeral service is available at the following link. You will find it at the top of the page:


Orthodox in Chile in Dire Need of Assistance after Devastating Earthquake

Here are our confrères in Chile… they all have faces; they all have names. They need help after the earthquake. Shall you help them?

Orthodox believers in Chile are in need of material support for reconstruction after the recent earthquake. The Fund of Assistance of the ROCOR sent 5,000 dollars (148,637 Roubles 3,751 Euros 3,356 UK Pounds) to help in this cause. These funds were divided amongst the affected members of the community and went to cover medical expenses, food, and travel expenses of Fr Alexi Aedo Vilugrona, the rector of the Orthodox parish in the city of Concepción. “Our hearts are filled with gratitude for your help. May God bless our benefactors for the great kindness and Christian love”, Fr Alexi said according to the website of the Fund for Assistance. In addition, the Orthodox in Chile need clergy, because there is only one priest of the ROCOR, often, the faithful must resort to using “reader’s services”. At present, Fr Alexi, who is in Concepción, is trying to find the money to repair his car so that he can travel with his family to serve in Santiago from Palm Sunday to Holy Thursday.

Fr Alexi Aedo, the ROCOR priest in Chile

“We would like it very much if he could serve here, but we do have a deacon and two readers, and, perhaps, a priest from the local MP parish will serve at matins. Of course, this Easter we won’t have a priest, but it is better than nothing”, Yelizaveta Zhurlova, a member of the parish council of St Nektarios Church in Santiago. Previously, Russian Orthodox residents of Concepción met at a parish of the Patriarchate of Antioch, and, in Santiago, they met in an empty house of one of his congregation equipped with a portable iconostas. The earthquake happened at a time when the community in Concepción was in the process of acquiring a piece of land donated for the construction of the first Orthodox church in the city. The Antiochian parish church was damaged during the earthquake, and the local Orthodox plan to gather for worship in a local school. Those wishing to support the parishes of the ROCOR in Chile can do so through the website of the Fund of Assistance to the Russian Church Abroad. Please, use the following URL:


Click on the blue link, “Please Support the Church’s Work in Chile”, that will take you to a PayPal site dedicated to the ROCOR Fund for Assistance.

Alternatively, you can send a cheque to:

The Fund for Assistance to the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia (for Chile)
75 E 93 St
New York NY

Please, mark clearly on both the envelope and on the cheque itself, “For Chile”.

23 March 2010



Editor’s Note:

Please, support this generously. These folks need help… now.

I looked at the OCA website for any indication that they were helping the Orthodox people in Chile. Nada. Nothing. Nichevo. After all their noise of being the sole expression of “American Orthodoxy”… they ignore the manifest needs of American Orthodox Christians. America is a continent from Point Barrow to Tierra del Fuego. Indeed, the majority of Americans speak Spanish. Until the 19th century, the Spanish-speaking Americans were richer and more numerous than the English-speaking Americans. “America” has come to mean a synonym for the USA… and that ain’t right!

For shame, OCA. Again, the ROCOR steps up and quietly does the right thing. THAT is what the Lord wants of us… he wants loud ACTIONS, not loud WORDS.

Deus videte et iudiacare


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