This is Calin to HH and the rest of the Church. Should we take it? I hope not…
One of the Cabinet sent me this:
The NYC Cathedral of the Holy Virgin Protection, a parish of the autocephalous (self-governed) Orthodox Church in America, is completely independent from the Church in Russia (Moscow Patriarchate), its political actions and statements, and its inquisition-like persecutions and xenophobia in concert with the Russian government‘s promulgation of draconian laws limiting freedom of speech and civil rights of its citizens.
Archimandrite Christopher Calin, Dean
For that alone they should pull the Tomos.
I quite agree. Calin is kissing the arse of the Council for Foreign Relations crowd and the American Enterprise Institute, thus sucking up to Lyonyo, SVS, Fathausen, Potapov, and the konvertsy in general. Did he issue his pleasant little statement as a “protest” against the recent trip of Mollard to Russia? Calin should be knocked down a peg or two in public. This is inexcusable and indefensible. We’re Russian Orthodox, and if Mr Calin doesn’t like that, he should join someone else. What a maroon! Calin refuses to follow the lead of HH and the Mother Church in re Syria. He needn’t… but he shouldn’t call himself Orthodox either. Obviously, this is “something run up by the apprentice whilst the blacksmith was out”. Lyonyo or Hatfield would’ve nixed this as provocative, needless, and harmful… it does tell one the extent of Mr Calin’s intelligence and street-smarts, doesn’t it? The Church is UNITED on the issue of Syria, and if Mr Calin, SVS, Lyonyo, and Fatty wish to differ, they should just leave us, but they won’t. There’ll be blood on the floor before they do… I’m not wishing that; I’m ruefully predicting that. God do help us…