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Tuesday, 17 June 2014

17 June 2014. Zacchaeus Wood “Trial” Today… Fatso Wants to Found “Monastery” Near the District

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Today was the “spiritual trial” for Zacchaeus Wood. I think that the poor sod’s been punished enough. He lost his position at the Centre and they publicly humiliated him. For what he did, that’s sufficient… he didn’t commit heresy or schism, he just did stupid acts. He did nothing to harm the Church as “Church”; he’s alleged to have had his hand in the till and enabling a crank starosta. That’s not the same as the Unia of Brest or the Raskol or Arius’ heresy! He got bounced from his job and he got bad-dogged; now, everyone knows what he’s accused of, his cred is in the shitter. If you were to ask me, I’d stick him in a small parish in the Midwest so that he could attend to his elderly mother. He’d be no further trouble to the Church at large (much as how the Church dealt with Puhalo… he’s watched, so he isn’t going to do anything overly gnarly… ditto for Wood).

A Cabinet member sent me this:

Fatso is trying to establish a monastery @50 miles (@90 kilometres) from DC. It’d be under ROCOR; Metropolitan Hilarion has blessed the endeavour. So far, he does have 2-3 monks willing to go with him. Now, he’s looking for the money to do this. He needs 400 Gs (13.94 million Roubles. 435,000 CAD. 429,000 AUD. 296,000 Euros. 236,000 UK Pounds) to buy an old Methodist Church that’s for sale, for conversion into a residence.

Hilarion Kapral isn’t a “free agent”… he has to get Peredelkino’s permission to bring Fatso in and to install him as “abbot”. That hasn’t come… until it does, all the talk is just that… talk. Someone at the Centre doesn’t like Paffso… otherwise, it would’ve been a done deal. Also, the Centre’s putting none of its money into this boondoggle. However, it does show that Hilarion Kapral isn’t rebellious. We’ll have to wait and see what the Centre has to say on this.

I believe that Fatso’s project is a crock from stem to stern… if he wants to found a monastery, let him start it in an area that’s more affordable. Hey, such an area would be more “isolated”… but that’s GOOD if you’re a monk or nun… you ARE trying to flee the “World”, after all. He’s really trying to found a “retreat centre” for Potapov, Freddie M-G, Mattingly, et al… we should NOT be encouraging that. Let him go off to the Maine North Woods, the Adirondacks or the Northeast Kingdom… he wouldn’t need 400Gs for that! After all, did Frs Joseph and Panteleimon need 400Gs to found Jordanville? NO SIREE… they did it on a hell of lot less. Fatty wants to swan about and pose as “Metropolitan”. As for his “monks”, is one of them Nathanael Kapner? Perspirin’ minds wanna know…

BMD

17 June 2014. Fatso Apparently is Causing His Own Troubles (As Per Usual)… He Wants a Release from the OCA Holy Synod and He Wants Them to Continue Paying Him After Releasing Him

Boris Olshansky. Jesus and the Money-Changers. 2006

Jesus and the Money-Changers

Boris Olshansky

2006

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Remember, Fatso supported Ray Velencia’s egregious lawsuit against Fr Mike Regan… ergo, it wouldn’t be a stretch to see him sue the OCA to continue to get money from them even after he left them. If he doesn’t want to be in the OCA, fine… but he shouldn’t expect them to pay him for shitting on them (in public, no less). I fully agree with the OCA on this one… if he wants to leave, fine… but let him realise that the OCA has no obligation to financially support a bishop that not only left them, but attacks them. JP is a PUTZ…

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The Cabinet weighed in on JP’s hegira:

Word on the street is that indeed the OCA sent a letter agreeing to his release, but he declined to sign it because he’d have to give up his current financial agreement with the OCA.

And this:

My sources say that the sticking point is that the OCA feels that if they’re going to release Paffhausen to ROCOR, they don’t need to pay him anymore. Paffhausen apparently disagrees. I wouldn’t expect a resolution anytime soon…

In short, Fatso’s being childish and selfish again. Do recall how he lied openly to the OCA Holy Synod and how he habitually overspent his budget (and imperiously demanded that it was “his right as Metropolitan”). He’s the cause of his own problems… and his drooling konvertsy claque just beam on command (watch the Monomuckos brats attack me again… let ’em! I don’t give a flying fuck about such juvenile shits anymore). This may NEVER have a formal resolution… Fatso’s a known moneygrubber and greedster. However, this saga is of his own doing. He’d best watch out. Peredelkino could tire of his childish games. Pass the jug… Paffhausen is NEVER a pleasant topic.

BMD

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