Voices from Russia

Monday, 5 September 2011

5 September 2011. ROCOR Announces Commemoration of 9/11… They Did the RIGHT THING… OCA Announces Damage at Chancery Instead… They SCREWED UP…

The ROCOR posted the following on its main website:

Brother Archpastors, Reverend Fathers, Brothers, and Sisters:

We hereby bring to the attention of the archpastors and clergymen of our dioceses that the feast day of the Beheading of St John the Baptist, which this year falls on a Sunday, is also the tenth anniversary of the terrorist acts in the United States, which tore away from this vale of tears thousands of peaceful citizens. On this day, blessing is given to raise the following petitions during Divine Liturgy, and during a commemorative litany that should follow, to prayerfully remember all the victims of this terrible act of wickedness, preceding it with words of edification. May our fervent prayers to God warm our hearts! May it warm and console both those who died, and those who survived!

With love in the Lord and a request for your prayers,


Metropolitan of Eastern America and New York

First Hierarch of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia

2 September 2011

ROOCR Official Website



I removed the “cross” before Metropolitan Hilarion’s name, as this isn’t an official posting of his letter.



The ROCOR posted its intent to honour the victims of 9/11… the OCA posted about trees being down near its Chancery buildings on the Island. Am I the only one to notice that oca.org can’t get around to posting on the funeral, the trip to Czechia, or the Dickie Wood saga? Now, they can’t seem to post anything in re the upcoming tenth anniversary of 9/11… I find that rather strange for a body that bills itself as THE territorial Local Orthodox Church in the USA… please, excuse me as I hurl!

Kudos to Vladyki Hilarion and good on him… he did the right thing! A pie in the face and a razz to all the OCA autocephalists and konvertsy… they’re navel-gazing mewling brats.

One of these things is NOT like the other… read and heed, kids.

Barbara-Marie Drezhlo

Monday 5 September 2011

Albany NY

Editor’s Afterthought:

The staff at oca.org posted the notice about damage at the OCA Chancery on Saturday 3 September 2011… DURING LABOUR DAY WEEKEND. Therefore, they can’t use the excuse, “The staff was away for Labour Day“… I wonder what they ARE going to say, if anything at all. DO watch for something tomorrow on oca.org on 9/11 and Royster’s funeral… I’d bet on it, the chances are more than even…

Also, pray for a good resolution of the situation surrounding the rebuilding of St Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church… it’s why I chose the image that I did… don’t forget that this little church was lost in the attacks as well. I lit a candle there, once…



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