The following is for real… it’s not a goof. I wish that it were a goof. It proves to all that Mark Maymon’s an ungrounded loon and that he shouldn’t have charge of a rowboat, let alone anything substantial. Obviously, its Maymon’s dribbling, as I’ve seen Mel’s writing, and this dreck bears no resemblance to that. Look at it and be enlightened as to Maymon’s level of intelligence (all of Maymon’s grammatical errors and stylistic infelicities are intact for your appreciation)…
THE ORTHODOX CHURCH IN AMERICA
DIOCESE OF EASTERN PENNSYLVANIA
Right Rev Melchisedek Pleska, Bishop of Pittsburgh, Locum Tenens
Right Rev Mark Maymon, Bishop of Baltimore, Administrator
Friday 14 December 2012
Dear to God,
Christ is in our midst!
We’re greatly saddened to hear of the shootings in Connecticut on the morning of 14 December. As we listen time again of these tragedies, one would hope that we’d be moved to consider how fragile life truly is and to regain our focus on the Gospel message. Fr Alexander Schmemann, of blessed memory, states in his book on Great Lent, that the sin of all sins for many Christians is that we live our lives as though Christ did not come at all. Sadly, the current of our society leads to depersonalisation and simply seeing the other who is created in the image and likeness of God as a mere object. Let’s strive to focus more fully on the Gospel and the hope it offers by reaching out within our local communities to assist those in need, not only during the Holiday Season or simply in the face of tragedy, but as that which is expected of those who call themselves Christians. Let’s rise above mere donations to the poor, while keeping them at arm’s length. No! Let’s offer them the riches of our faith and bring them into our Churches. As we prepare to celebrate the Feast of the Nativity, let’s remember Christ came not only as the Saviour of the Jewish race, but the Saviour of the whole world… for everyone who bears a human face.
Christ is Born! Glorify Him!
Asking your God-pleasing prayers, I remain yours in Christ,
Bishop of Baltimore
Administrator of the Diocese of Eastern Pennsylvania
This disjointed rot is a disgrace. Firstly, you don’t say, “Christ is born” until the Church Christmas season, and that’s not upon us yet. Of course, Maymon’s a former RC who hasn’t converted in his heart-of-hearts, so, obviously, he gets many little things wrong, this being an example of that. However, this cavil is minor and a piffle in comparison to Maymon’s chief gaffe.
Not once did Maymon say, “I extend my sympathy to the families who suffered a loss, and I ask that everyone pray for the repose of the victims and the comfort of their families”. Where in the hell is this jabronie’s common decency and humanity? He doesn’t mention prayer at all. NOT ONCE. He maunders about ADS and about the poor, but he never says, “Let’s pray for the dead and let’s comfort the living”. That’s what a REAL bishop would say. That’s what an old-time Metropolia bishop would’ve said. That’s what an old-school ROCOR bishop would’ve said. “Let’s pray for the dead and let’s comfort the living”… now, that’s Orthodox to the bone, and since Maymon neglected it, it’s clear that he doesn’t have a clue as to what Orthodoxy’s all about.
I seem to notice that the konvertsy bishops are all clueless as to good-sense and practical morality. I’d point up that the present OCA Metropolitan is also a relatively-shallow convert, which leads me to believe that the OCA isn’t long for this world (relatively speaking… in historical terms, a decade isn’t long at all). Paffhausen’s a windy incompetent, Peterson’s a bilious incompetent, Maymon’s a dodgy incompetent, whilst Mollard’s a genial and smiling incompetent (and an expert at the glad hand to boot). God do spare us…
Sunday 16 December 2012