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Monday, 1 November 2010

OCA Refuses Comment on Mark Maymon’s Request to Jump Ship

It’s a secret! We can’t tell anyone! It’s for the good of the Church! Dreher and Mattingly say so!

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I looked at oca.org just now (23.41 EST 1 November 2010), and the lack of any reportage whatsoever on the Mark Maymon situation, given the Internet brouhaha, is damning. It’s been up on Stokoe’s website since 25 October, after all. It wouldn’t require much… “The internet reports concerning Bishop Mark’s coming to the OCA are true, but the details are still being worked out”, or, “The internet reports concerning Bishop Mark’s coming to the OCA are false, the internet rumours aren’t true”. There, that’s all that’s necessary. In short, it’s the same old secrecy. The OCA has an obligation to confirm or deny the internet reports (Vlad Legoida would’ve had a press release within 24 hours). That is, Mark Maymon is coming to the OCA, or, he isn’t. The fact that they refuse to issue anything shows a culture of secrecy far worse than that of Herman Swaiko and a supreme contempt for the faithful.

It’s NEVER boring in Orthodoxy in the USA, is it, kids?

Barbara-Marie Drezhlo

Monday 1 November 2010

Albany NY

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