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Thursday, 17 November 2011

Ex-Archbishop Pleads Not Guilty In Sex Case

Archbishop Seraphim Storheim (1946- ), former head of the OCA Archdiocese of Canada, under charges for paedophilia… apparently, the case IS moving forward.

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A former archbishop with the Canadian arm of the Orthodox Church in America has pleaded not guilty to charges he sexually assaulted two boys during the time he worked in Winnipeg. Kenneth William (Seraphim) Storheim, 65, appeared Thursday for a preliminary hearing into allegations he abused two 10-year-old boys between December 1984 and June 1987. At the time, Storheim was a rector at Holy Trinity Sobor, located at the corner of Manitoba Avenue and McKenzie Street in the North End. A publication ban prevents the printing or broadcasting of any evidence presented by the Crown at Thursday’s hearing. Storheim flew to the city last November to turn himself into police, who were holding a warrant for his arrest. He was quickly released on a promise to appear in court. He had stepped aside from his high-level position in the church months earlier. The church said Storheim had been granted a leave of absence while police investigated the accusations; Storheim suggested he stepped aside for health reasons.

17 November 2011

Winnipeg Sun

http://m.winnipegsun.com/2011/11/17/ex-archbishop-pleads-not-guilty-in-sex-case

17 November 2011. Yes, Virginia, There was a St Platon Russian Orthodox Seminary in Tenafly NJ

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The above image shows the iconostas at St Platon Russian Orthodox Seminary in Tenafly NJ. The Church lost the seminary after the Russian Revolution, because of the clueless incompetence of Archbishop Aleksandr Nemolovsky, the ruling ordinary at the time. Nemolovsky was the equal of JP in incompetence and dithering, but he wasn’t as nasty in personality (he was more an inconstant milquetoast than a blustering ignorant dolt). This iconostas still exists; it’s in the OCA parish in Bayonne NJ… I wonder how many know the history of this iconostas? If only objects could talk…

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The above image shows St Platon Russian Orthodox Seminary String Orchestra in 1918. At the centre, to the right of Fr Vladimir Prislopsky (the guy with the balalaika), is Fr Joseph Pishtey. At the extreme left is Fr Dmitri Ressetar. Little did they know what was about to happen…

In short, the OCA/Metropolia survived an incompetent and boobish fool as First Hierarch before. It shall do so again, no doubt. However, I wouldn’t bet on the konvertsy being amongst us at the end of it all. I think that the chances of them flouncing off to form their own “pure” conventicle à la the Old Ritualists is VERY high, indeed. Frankly, it can’t happen soon enough to suit me…

BMD

17 November 2011. Joe Paterno’s Supporters and the Coneheads at “OCA Truth”… Two Identical Twisted Peas from the Same Diseased Pod

Mankind Without the Cross

Inessa Safronova

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Here’s the OCA… it’s lost its way. It follows rightwing Pied Pipers, not Christ. In order to heal, we must burn out the cancer… all of it. The coddling of clerical malefactors has to end. If it doesn’t, it’ll be the end of us… and no amount of screaming by Lebedeff or Karlgut will salvage it. Shall we do it, though? THAT’S the question…

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Read this. Note this:

[There’s] a truly astonishing lack of concern about sexual violence. This last is old news, unfortunately… sexual assaults by athletes are regularly covered up or lightly punished by administrations, even in high school, and society really doesn’t care all that much. A federal appeals court declared that a Texas cheerleader could be kicked off the squad (and made to contribute to the school’s legal costs) for refusing to cheer her rapist when he took the field… and he’d pleaded guilty to misdemeanour assault too, so why was he even still playing? According to USA Today, an athlete accused of a sex crime has a very good chance of getting away with it. If Sandusky had abused little girls, let alone teenage or adult women, would he be in trouble today? Or would we say, like the neighbours of an 11-year-old gang-raped in Cleveland TX, that she was asking for it?

THIS is what’s infesting the general society. One of the worst areas of the country for “enabling” sexual offenders is Texas. It’s another pleasant little wrinkle in the Lone Star State, along with the “right” to carry concealed weapons damn near everywhere, parsimony towards education that would shock Scrooge, a free n’ easy attitude towards the death penalty, school textbooks that tout Creationism instead of real science, and predatory pro-business labour laws that are worse than no regulations at all. Is it coincidental that JP’s loudest supporters (the Coneheads, Dreher, and “OCA Truth”) come from that state? After all, the general culture’s crook, so, if they’re infected, it’s not surprising in the least. Reflect on this… Paffhausen makes a LOUD pretence of his opposition to the gay agenda. Yet, his mentor Dmitri Royster built his cathedral in the heart of the gay community in Dallas… and the stories about Royster just won’t die (they even reached the Centre, I’m told, which led to their veto of him for the white hat). I think that Paffhausen is using his anti-gay supporters as camouflage, and they’re too dirt-dumb to figure it out. He wants the ACCUSERS in the Storheim case to be punished! Thank God, the case is in Canada, not Texas… if it were in Dallas, Fathausen would probably get away with having the accusers railroaded and punished. That’s something to think about…

Barbara-Marie Drezhlo

Thursday 17 November 2011

Albany NY

17 November 2011. We Need to Send These Questionable Nuns Back to Greece! Remember how Fathausen Got His Dzopa In the Fire Over Them?

Freddie M-G is telling whoppers again. These nuns have no legit canonical release… it’s why Fathausen had to drop them. Send them NO money… 

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A friend sent me this crank news item from Freddie M-G (read it! You’ll keep your lunch down):

Great news for Orthodox Christians living in the Greater DC/Baltimore area; the Entrance of the Theotokos Monastery, which has till now been moving from borrowed place to place in DC, has now found a property in Libertytown MD, that they hope to buy. Click this link for the Monastery’s website, and take a look at the photos. If you scroll down, there’s a place that you can make a donation via Paypal, and of course checks-by-mail are welcome too. You can also follow the community on Facebook here. It would be wonderful to have an Orthodox monastery in the area, since at present we have to drive for hours into Pennsylvania. Please pray that God’s will be done, and be clear to all involved. Help get the word out, please, since much money needs to be raised in a short time, for them to take advantage of this opportunity.

have a blessed Advent,

F

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This lying sack o’ shit deserves to be (figuratively) taken out at dawn, given the Last Rites, say her Last Words, and be shot by Wally the Mexican and his grinning Banditos. These nuns do NOT have a legit canonical release… it’s why Fathausen was forced to drop them. One wonders why Hilarion Kapral took them over… what hold does Potapov have over him? One knows that he manipulates Fathausen like a puppet (along with Lyonyo, Bradley, and the Blunder at the Centre). Freddie M-G gads about, claiming to be an “expert on prayer”, charging 25 bucks (774 Roubles. 18.50 Euros. 16 UK Pounds) a pop for every one of her lectures. THIS is what passes for “religion” in konvertsy circles. Any resemblance of this jumped-up fraud to the Orthodoxy of the Ages is purely coincidental, and certainly not intentional!

To repeat… these nuns have NO clear canonical release… send them NO money. NONE WHATSOEVER…

Barbara-Marie Drezhlo

Thursday 17 November 2011

Albany NY

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