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Tuesday, 11 September 2012

11 September 2012. RIA-Novosti Infographics. 9/11 Terrorist Attacks

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Eleven years ago, in the USA, the largest terrorist act in the history of mankind occurred… terrorists crashed airliners into the World Trade Center (WTC) in New York City NY and the Pentagon in Washington DC. The attacks killed all those who were in the hijacked aircraft, along with many of those in the affected buildings. The total number of victims was 2,977, including 343 firemen and 60 police officers. 2,606 died at the WTC whilst 125 died at the Pentagon (70 civilians and 55 soldiers).

11 September 2012

RIA-Novosti

http://en.rian.ru/infographics/20120911/175892685.html

11 September 2012. Ukrainian Orthodox Bishop Kisses the Bum of Uniates in Canada… Spits on Holy Tserkovnost

Get Behind Me, Satan!

Ilya Repin

1895

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Take a look at the following:

Orthodox Leader: North America’s Churches Can Be Example for the Ukraine

Canada‘s top Ukrainian Orthodox leader told the Ukrainian Catholic Synod of Bishops that Catholic and Orthodox churches in Canada and the USA could be an example for their counterparts in the Ukraine. Ukrainian Orthodox Metropolitan Yurij Kalistchuk of Winnipeg, addressing the worldwide synod on 10 September, told the bishops it was “evident that our God is blessing us and helping us develop this better relationship. We also pray that in the Ukraine this same attitude will develop as well”, he said at the first meeting of the synod. The synod is behind closed doors, but part of its initial session was open to media.

Metropolitan Yurij told several dozen Ukrainian Catholic bishops that the North American Catholic and Orthodox bishops have worked through the “animosity” that once marked relations between their churches, and they now collaborate {that’s utter bullshit… it’s this misguided bishop’s private opinion: editor}, saying, “In the Ukraine, they have to go through the same kind of process”, and the bishops outside Ukraine must be patient with their brothers.

Whilst the majority of Ukrainians are Orthodox, they’re divided into three churches, one in communion with the Russian Orthodox Church, one with a patriarch in Kiev, and a third known as the Autocephalous Ukrainian Orthodox Church. Metropolitan Yurij said the forced (sic) unification of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church with the Moscow Patriarchate in the 1940s “is one of the principal problems” {the union was NOT forced… that’s a papist and Banderist lie: editor}. The 2010 election of Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovich, a member of the Orthodox Church in communion with the Moscow Patriarchate, appears to have fuelled long-standing tensions between Orthodox loyal to Moscow and those who support an independent Orthodox Church in the Ukraine. Yanukovich has worked to strengthen ties with Russia.

Metropolitan Yurij didn’t mention politicians. However, he did note that the Russian-affiliated Ukrainian Orthodox Church is the only one canonically recognised by the Ecumenical Patriarchate of Constantinople. Therefore, for instance, when Patriarch (sic) Philaret Denisenko of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church-Kiev Patriarchate (sic) visited Canada in April, Metropolitan Yurij didn’t meet with him, saying, “I have directors also”, referring to the Ecumenical Patriarch, considered first amongst equals of Orthodox leaders {but not the leader of the Orthodox oikumene: editor}. “I’m part of the community of the Orthodox, and he (Patriarch Philaret) isn’t recognized as a patriarch, so I couldn’t meet him”.

Archbishop Sviatoslav Shevchuk of KievGalich, the elected head of the Ukrainian Catholic Church, told Metropolitan Yurij he often finds himself caught in the middle of the delicate situation in Ukraine. Archbishop Shevchuk deals with leaders of all three Ukrainian Orthodox churches… for instance, each Orthodox body sent representatives to his March 2011 installation. Yet, every time he has contact with someone from one of the non-canonical Ukrainian Orthodox groups, “right away a letter goes from Moscow to Rome” asking why the Ukrainian Catholic Church is collaborating with them. He said, “Directly or indirectly … I end up being a kind of a go-between between the Orthodox Church and the Roman Catholic Church“.

Archbishop Shevchuk said he, like his predecessor, Cardinal Lubomyr Husar, believes that “we can and we must be ambassadors of the whole Kievan Church”, a term used to refer to all Eastern churches based in the Ukraine {there is NO “Eastern Church” nor is there a “Kievan Church”… there is only the Local Church of Moscow and ALL the Russias: editor}. Archbishop Shevchuk asked Metropolitan Yurij to facilitate a meeting between him and Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew of Constantinople. Metropolitan Yurij told him, “I will help in whatever way I can to forward this dialogue”. He also noted that the late Ukrainian Catholic Bishop Isidore Borecky of Toronto once met with the Ecumenical Patriarch, who thanked him for reaching out in dialogue.

Metropolitan Yurij and another invited guest, Winnipeg Archbishop James Weisgerber, thanked the synod members for inviting them to the opening session and to the previous day’s Divine Liturgy. Archbishop Weisgerber, former president of the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops, told them, “Sometimes we get the impression that… because the Roman Catholic Church is so large… that it has nothing to learn from anyone else. This is a great, great mistake. Often the smallest have the most important things to say. I’m convinced that your exercise of the episcopacy and your exercise of synodality certainly reflect better the teaching of the Second Vatican Council than many other churches”. The synod was scheduled to meet behind closed doors in Portage la Prairie MB until 15 September before a public closing celebration in Winnipeg on 16 September.

11 September 2012

Barb Fraze

Catholic News Service

http://www.catholicnews.com/data/stories/cns/1203788.htm

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I won’t spend much time on this. It shows (for even the slow learners) that the so-called “Ukrainian Orthodox Church” is an indifferentist organisation. It shows that its clergy are often in cahoots with Uniates and give a false impression to the outside world of what Orthodox believe about the Uniate traitors. It’s sad to relate, but SVS is also wrong in this (John Behr is particularly egregious in his kissing of the pope’s naked bum)… and there are elements in the ROCOR that are also contaminated with indifferentism (Andrei Psaryov and Vassa Larina come to mind). Of course, all know that the Blunder’s a god-denying indifferentist. As a rule, konvertsy are all indifferentists, based on the fact that none of them gave up the Anglican heresy of the Branch Theory.

If you love God, you love His Church… that’s what tserkovnost (“church-mindedness” is a pale translation of the Russian) is all about. The schismatic “Orthodox” aren’t in the Church… and neither are the Uniates. THAT is why the struggle against indifferentism is so important. If we lose it… we lose God, it’s quite that simple.

That’s why we must fight the indifferentists wherever they’re found. The fate of our souls DOES depend on it.

BMD

11 September 2012. What Gives, Port Authority? Where’s the New St Nick’s?

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It’s been eleven years since the destruction of St Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church in the 9/11 event. It’s still not rebuilt… and the stonewalling pols at the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey are pointing fingers at the Greek Archdiocese. I don’t think so… I think that the pols are trying to buffalo us… as always. St Nick’s was destroyed when the Twin Towers fell on it. That is, the failure of Port Authority property destroyed it, so, the Port Authority has the obligation to rebuild it… full stop. Accept no bullshit from politicians…

BMD

11 September 2012. Some of My Favourite Things… The Most Iconic Skyscraper in the Entire World… The Chrysler Building

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