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Sunday, 16 September 2018

16 September 2018. Bart Ups the Ante… HH Sees Him and Raises the Bet

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Bart has upped the ante. He named two “exarchs” for the Ukraine. Note well that neither is from the Ukraine…. one is from Canada, the other from the USA. That is, both are under the direct control of the CIA. If they don’t do what Langley wants them to do, well, they’ll have an “accident”. HH saw this bet and raised it. The MP has withdrawn from all inter-Church bodies that include the EP. No MP clergy will concelebrate with EP clergy. Communion is still intact, as the EP hasn’t yet declared its interlopers in the Ukraine a proper Church body yet. If that happens, well, all grounded sources agree. It’d cause a schism that wouldn’t heal in our lifetime.

The OCA is a deer in the headlights. It’s utterly discombobulated and shitting itself in fright. SVS and some of the konvertsy favour the EP…. most of the real ethnics favour the MP. Tikhon Mollard is supine and voiceless. I’ve no doubt that both parties are working on him. The EP can’t offer much… but the MP could pull the Tomos if Mollard proved recalcitrant. If that happened, many of the parishes would go under Moscow. However, no one knows what’s going to happen. I don’t know; no one does. No matter what, this is an existential crisis for both world Orthodoxy and for the OCA. All wait to see what’ll happen.

BMD 

16 September 2018. A Point to Ponder from Patriarch Aleksei Ridiger of Blessed Memory

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Everyone, I think, should take free time to be alone, to think about the past and the present. Unfortunately, we don’t have that much free time, but we need to find it, because everyone needs to connect with their conscience and look into their soul, especially, those of us who’ve reached the twilight of their years.

His Holiness Aleksei Ridiger

Patriarch of Moscow and all the Russias

1990-2008

Saturday, 16 June 2018

Bishop Lazar: What IS Romans 13?

THIS is what the Evangelicals have become… have a care that we don’t follow them into the abyss

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This is another example of the crookedness of Evangelicalism. If one must be subject to the authority without question, then, when the authority permits abortion and the rights of groups you don’t agree with, you must passively accept it. Where were the Romans 13ers during Mr Obama’s government? It’s of no avail to claim that you shouldn’t be subject to corrupt governments (or even perverse governments) since Apostle St Paul spoke these words when Nero was the authority, and one also had Caligula, Heliogabalus, Tiberius and the like in absolute authority. Therefore, one had to be completely subject and obedient to these authorities. However, you see now the American Christian is supposed to be subject and obedient to Mr Trump, perhaps in the same way that the Roman Catholic Church supported Mr Mussolini, and in return, the Vatican received the status of an independent nation. Romans 13 appears to be all or none if one takes it in any way as a literal command, rather than an effort to stave off government persecution of Christians. After all, St Paul had to demonstrate that Christianity wasn’t some subversive organisation. That’s the real meaning of Romans 13… at least, the first half of it.

15 June 2018

Vladika Lazar Puhalo

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Sunday, 10 June 2018

Bishop Lazar: “One Can Make a Lot of Money Peddling Fear”

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One can make a lot of money peddling fear. Perhaps, love isn’t remunerative enough for them. The “love” that they mention is so bound to fear and “only if” that it’s more “control” than love. We find such not only as a hallmark of Evangelicalism but also as a hallmark of parish cultism in our own Orthodox Church.

9 June 2018

Vladika Lazar Puhalo

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