Voices from Russia

Monday, 5 April 2010

I’ve Heard of Stale News, Kids…

Your intrepid editor at the keyboard… oops! It’s a cat! It’s not one of ours (we have three of the little furballs)… actually, the snap is off one of my fave Russian sites… remember how John Dresko called all of us “keyboard commentators” with a sneering dismissal when he was in Syosset? Does it surprise you to find out that Benjamin Peterson is giving him asylum in the West? I didn’t think so...

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Take a look at this, kids! Wow, I’ve heard of stale news, but this is positively mummified. Wow! That’s FOUR MONTHS OLD, friends and neighbours. I can attest to you that the only reference to this was one official blurb on the official MP website. THAT’S ALL IT HAD, FOLKS. It did NOT occur in the press release sent out to the secular press by Vladimir Legoida, so none of the Russian agencies publicised this at all. A friend informs me that Vlad Legoida makes up the releases in advance for the general press. In other words, Behr was a last-minute addition by the Boy Blunder, no doubt, and there was no time to modify the press releases (or, there is a bureaucratic dispute going on between Legoida and the ambitious Boy Blunder… very probable). All of the usual reliable secular sources mentioned President Dmitri Medvedev, Patriarch Karekin Nersessian, and film-maker Emir Kusturica… there was no mention of the jumped-up fraud from Yonkers (he’s rather too much like his father Nicolas Behr for my taste, frankly).

This means that SVS is recycling old news. Old news is like old fish… it smells to high heaven! Ya gotta hand it to ’em… they’ve got chutzpah… tons of it. However, if all they can release is this sorry rehash, it means that they’re on the downward slope. Keep on withholding… it’s working. You can’t blame the local journalists… they’re ignorant in an innocent way, and John Behr looks legit… they don’t know real Orthodoxy, you’ve got to cut them some slack. If they met the real deal like Archimandrite Tikhon Shevkunov, Fr Vsevolod Chaplin, or Professor Natalia Narochnitskaya, they’d sing another tune… and be pissed at the Yonkers poseurs for leading them on! I’d pour ’em all a good stiff shot and say, “Crazy world, ain’t it?” I think that we’d all have a healthy and cleansing laugh together…

Barbara-Marie Drezhlo

Easter Monday

5 April 2010

Albany NY

Editor’s Postscript:

Can you believe that this showed up again in my Yahoo alerts again today (Tuesday 6 April)? That tells me whenever the terms “Russian Orthodox” or “Orthodox Church in America” show up in an on-line article. It gives the impression that this happened recently. I’ll say it bluntly… Behr, Hatfield, JP… the whole lot of them are liars. This proves it for even the slow learners. Click on the above link… you’ll see that no date is given. I’ll also report that the MP official report (the only one that mentioned the jumped-up frauds from SVS, by the way) stated that there was a private audience given by His Holiness before the service to the main awardees… and the spurious poseurs from Yonkers were excluded. I know that it takes all kinds… but these jerks believe that you are boobs. Don’t send ’em ANY dinero… let them rot on the vine “for the good of the Church”. Delicious irony, isn’t it?

BMD

UOC/MP Blessed Icons Intended as Gifts for the Victims of the Moscow Metro Bombing

Metropolitan Lazar Shvets of Simferopol and the Crimea (1939- )

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The Diocese of Simferopol and the Crimea of the UOC/MP will give 88 icons of St Luka Voino-Yasenetsky the Confessor to victims of the 29 March terrorist attacks in Moscow. On Friday, Metropolitan Lazar Shvets, the ruling archpastor of the diocese, blessed the icons at Holy Trinity Convent in Simferopol during a molieben for the well-being of the victims of the terrorist act. On the same day, with assistance from Aeroflot and Crimean customs, the blessed icons were taken to the patriarch’s office in Moscow, whence they went to hospitals where more than 80 victims of the terrorist bombings in the Metro were receiving treatment for their injuries. The Diocese of Simferopol and the Crimea of the UOC/MP and the Society of Orthodox Physicians of the Crimea organised this effort.

3 April 2010

Interfax-Religion

http://www.interfax-religion.ru/?act=news&div=34978

 

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Ukrainian President Yanukovich to Attend Easter Services at the Kievo-Pechersk Lavra

Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovich (1950- ), seen here with veterans of the 2nd Great Patriotic War… you can be certain that Viktor Fyodrovich won’t support the UPA pigs or glorify the memory of the SS… thank God!

In Kiev, on Saturday, the eve of Easter, Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovich will be part of a delegation to receive the Holy Fire from the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem. Afterwards, he will take part in the Easter services at the Kievo-Pechersk Lavra. In addition, on Easter Sunday, President Yanukovich will share a festive lunch with Metropolitan Vladimir Sabodan of Kiev and all the Ukraine, Anna German, deputy head of the Ukrainian Presidential Administration, told Interfax. In addition, on Easter Monday, Mr Yanukovich will attend the baptism of the grandson of one of his classmates. On Monday, the Ukrainian president shall visit the grave in Moscow of Georgi Beregovoi, his so-called “godfather”, who was a Soviet cosmonaut and twice Hero of the Soviet Union {General Beregovoi played a major role in getting Viktor Fyodrovich a pardon for two youthful offences: editor}.

2 April 2010

Interfax-Religion

http://www.interfax-religion.ru/?act=news&div=34964

Editor’s Note:

Viktor Yanukovich is not “Kuchma Lite” as one commenter put it. He is throwing his weight behind the canonical Church, and the results are beginning to show. People are leaving the schismatical bodies and the Uniate heretics are becoming peevish. Now, both are good signs and, God willing, it shall continue into the future! It looks as though the Ukraine is starting to shake off the long dark night of schismatical and heretic attacks on the legitimate Church. People stood up, they suffered, and they were successful. However… we should never do to the Uniate heretics what they did to us. We are Christ’s Very Body, the Church, and we should never forget that. Otherwise, we are Satan’s own… the case of Fr Mikhail Shuvar is mute evidence against the Unia. Let God see and judge the Uniates for that…

BMD

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