Voices from Russia

Thursday, 7 July 2011

7 July 2011. Is the ROCOR Getting Ready to Rehabilitate the Sodomite Podmoshensky?

Filed under: Christian,Orthodox hierarchs,religious,ROCOR,Russian — 01varvara @ 00.00

“It’s not on the main website… it didn’t happen! We didn’t take in the rebellious nuns and George Schaeffer didn’t junket out to see Podmoshensky. Besides that, a Halifax law firm hasn’t turned up any new victims of Storheim! It wasn’t on the website… it didn’t happen… so, there!”


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I checked the main ROCOR website… there’s no mention of George Schaeffer visiting Podmoshensky in Platina. Obviously, when the ROCOR does something suspect and crank, as in the present instance, like when they took over the group of nuns that Fathausen rebelliously brought to the USA, they post it on the Eastern Diocese site, not the main site. There are several possible explanations for this. Firstly, it could be that “respectable” First Family slimers like Potapov and Lebedeff want to claim that they posted the news, whilst keeping it on a venue that’s not as easily-accessible as the main site (it’s much more clever than the OCA tactic of simply not reporting the news at all). Secondly, no matter what, one must realise that the webmaster of the main ROCOR site is a Perekrestov (one of the First Families), which means that they’re especially susceptible to First Family pressure (Lebedeff, in particular, is known for his unbridled public nastiness). Thirdly, alternatively, it could mean that there’s someone connected with the Eastern Diocese website who wishes to get the news out, despite the wish of the First Family set to keep things “quiet”.

This was a sad event. GP is an unrepentant schismatic, he’s the guru of the konvertsy set in the Church. The questions are, “Did George Schaeffer go to Platina on his own nickel? Did Hilarion Kapral approve this trip, or, was it an unofficial First Family-sponsored junket? Are the First Families preparing to whitewash GP as part of their to-the-wall defence of JP, BP, Storheim, and all the other main actors in the closeted OCA fagorama?” This is the wrong time for any ROCOR hierarch to visit GP, it gives the impression that the ROCOR is lining up solidly behind Fathausen’s defence of the closeted homosexual cabal in the upper reaches of the OCA. I’d warn ROCOR faithful to be vigilant concerning First Family clergy… they could pass funds from the ROCOR to the OCA to pay for Storheim’s legal expenses. In addition, the First Families are spitting in the face of the OCA Holy Synod by supporting the rebel Fathausen. By going to Platina publicly, it gave the impression that George Schaeffer disagreed with the earlier action of the ROCOR Holy Synod defrocking GP. He should have met with GP in private and done so without fanfare. That’s how it’s done.

How the worm has turned! The ROCOR has turned into the Blunder’s lapdog! At least, that’s true of the upper echelon around the First Family stalwarts. Both the OCA and the ROCOR are rusted-out hulks surviving past their time. Both are relics of the Cold War; both are irrelevant to the contemporary Church situation. There’s no way that the current configuration can persist, and it SCARES the First Families (for they’d lose their Ruritanian situations and “prestige”). One of the main realities that people in the Russian Orthodox diaspora in North America face is that the Church apparats (both OCA and ROCOR) pretend that a peaceful consensus exists when it emphatically does not. There’s much controversy in the ROCOR, in particular, over the First Family indifferentist schmoozing up to the Uniate schismatics (in bald-faced denial of the Uniate persecution of canonical Orthodox in the Western Ukraine) … that’s a betrayal of the Church. The actions of Andrei Psaryov and Vassa Larina (especially Ms Larina’s obsequious toadying to the Uniate poseur Taft) have generated the most opposition from grounded ROCOR people.

Yet… if one looks at the main websites of the OCA and the ROCOR, all is sweetness and light. “Nothing could be better”. Trust me… it’s going to get MUCH worse in the immediate near future. I think that the Centre is letting things “develop”… that is, it wishes us to see that the structures of the present diaspora institutions are crook, and that we ask them to step in to remove them. That’s the longest route… it could take several years, during which time the present officeholders would run rampant. The OCA is destitute due to legal fees and legal settlements. It’s clear that insurance didn’t pay them… if they did so, their insurance would be in the stratosphere. Is the ROCOR going to beggar itself in order to pay the OCA’s bills? I’d warn all ROCOR people… watch out for priests with their hands in the till. They might not be enriching themselves… they might be collecting cash for the OCA.

If you had told the ROCOR faithful in 2000 that the ROCOR hierarchy and First Family apparatchiki would be supporting the most rabidly Renovationist and closeted homosexual element in the OCA ferociously in less than ten years time, they’d laugh at you and tell you to go home and sleep it off. Stop laughing… that’s the reality, now. Sadly, we can do nothing until the train runs off the tracks. That’s the way of it… it’s just like the recent train wreck in Nevada… the engine-driver applied the brakes, but the inertia of the train ensured that a collision occurred. The only thing that we can do is to see that as few people as possible are hurt in the coming wreck. We can do that… and we must, for it’s our God-ordained responsibility. The time for a painless dénouement is long past.

The present situation won’t end until we pay for our past folly, down to the last farthing (that’s the way of God’s justice). The fathers sin, and the children’s teeth are set on edge… we’re paying for our idiocy in the Church War (which didn’t exist, dontcha know, if you were to ask Kishkovsky or Gan, amongst others). Why must we live in such a time? God only knows… and He’s not talking. Take my hand… the path’s rather murky, isn’t it?

Barbara-Marie Drezhlo

7 July 2011

Albany NY


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