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Monday, 9 June 2014

9 June 2014. The ROCOR’s OFFICIAL Stance on the Flake Nathanael Kapner

00 Brother Nathanael 01. 09.06.14

This is “Brother Nathanael”… he’s a real flakeozoid… both he and Paffso were at Jordanville yesterday, proving, yet again, that shitbirds of a feather DO flock together…


A Cabineteer opined:

The ROCOR issued a statement condemning Nathanael Kapner‘s anti-Semitism; it riled some of the extremist elements. Tough! The Synod’s correct… all anti-Semitic hatred, ALL hate, is anti-Christian. That is, it’s of Antichrist, not Christ!

I did some looking in reputable internet sources (I stayed away from squiffy rightwing and “traditionalist” sources, as should you), and I hit pay-dirt in something from John Sandipoulos (a source eminently quotable and reliable). You may place this in the bank… John’s a good guy and all of my Cabineteers who know him speak highly of him.


Though I have never posted anything specifically on Brother Nathanael on this website, I’ve received dozens of emails over the past few years asking about him. I informed people of what I knew about him from those who personally have known him, all of which were very disturbing things. Amongst the things I was informed about and have now been documented online in various sources, is that he is a man with mental problems (pleasant on his medication, although very unpleasant when not) who’s caused enough disturbances in a few monasteries in America so that he was kicked out of all of them, at least once by police. He isn’t and never was a monk. He was a novice in an Old Calendarist monastery in Colorado, but they kicked him out of there too. He claims to be a legitimate monk from a legitimate Orthodox monastery, but this isn’t true. In fact, he’s a showman who likes to be the centre of attention with a persecution complex, although he’s well-off financially after being successful in business. He’s fixated on his Jewish heritage, a sort of love/hate relationship, and obsessed with conspiracy theories that, more often than not, come out as anti-Semitic poisonous rants. He also wears a white skuphos, only reserved for Metropolitans in the Slavic churches, and a pectoral cross, forbidden to novices. In light of these things and his dozens of disturbing videos online, which many Orthodox devour to their own demise, the following official statement by the ROCOR Synod of Bishops is most welcome. May it help lead him and his admirers to repentance.

17 July 2013

Recently, the ROCOR Synod of Bishops received repeated complaints about the activities of and statements made by a certain Nathanael Kapner, who lives on the territory of the Western American Diocese, but has no relation to it. We hereby inform ROCOR clergymen and laity that the Synod of Bishops doesn’t bless the actions of Nathanael Kapner. Profoundly saddened by the state of his soul, we call upon Nathanael Kapner to refrain from posting on the Internet, to a life of repentance of peace in Christ, “where there is neither Greek nor Jew, circumcision nor uncircumcision, Barbarian, Scythian, bond nor free: but Christ is all, and in all” (Epistle of St Paul to the Colossians 3.11).

Kyrill Dmitriev

Archbishop of San Francisco and Western America

Secretary of the Synod of Bishops



The ROCOR hasn’t rescinded that ukase and Nathanael hasn’t ceased internet posting. Ergo, his appearance yesterday at Jordanville wasn’t officially-sanctioned… he’s friends with some of the more obscurantist and rigourist monks there… as is Paffhausen! Jerome Shaw was a known protector of both these jabronies… but Shaw’s in the doghouse now. Some priestly intel that I’ve received told me that Kapner’s and JP’s appearances at Jordanville HAD NO OFFICIAL APPROVAL… NONE. Jordanville did this on its own nickel… but it has Potapov’s fingerprints all over it.

Keep this in mind… Potapov and Paffhausen both are heavily involved in extreme rightwing circles in the District that are the worst enemies of the Motherland in the USA. No lie… JP is pals with George Weigel, one of the most violent Uniate-lovers and Orthodox-haters amongst the papists. JP just gave a talk at a stink-tank where Weigel is one of the wheels on the board; so, one can see that JP has dropped none of his satanic Russophobic Republican contacts. The official word that I got is that JP’s petition for release to the ROCOR is going nowhere fast… the Centre doesn’t want this fat Republican Russophobic pig in the ROCOR (there are enough Republican traitors in the ROCOR already, and the Centre doesn’t want or need any more). This is an attempt by the Potapov faction to force the Centre’s hand… but it isn’t working. No one at the Centre is going to admit a Uniate-loving money-grubbing pro-American undisciplined and juvenile lout as a bishop in the ROCOR. The Centre DOES have the last word… and THAT’S the end of the story.


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