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Friday, 15 May 2015

15 May 2015. More GOAA Scuttlebutt… Is Metropolitan Isaiah in the Doghouse Too?

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THIS IS NOT OFFICIAL

I got this from a source:

Yes, I have heard those rumours as well. I also heard that the Archdiocese may remove Metropolitan Isaiah over the problems in Salt Lake City and stories about priests preaching sermons on the aerial toll houses, etc. in parishes of the Denver Metropolis, influenced by Fr Ephraim’s followers.

The buzz ain’t dying down. That doesn’t mean that it’s true, but it does mean that the buzz ain’t dying down. No one can sue me for saying that. In any case, look at the head of this… it’s tentative; I’m reporting what people are saying… not what’s happening. This is the fruit of the secrecy in the Church. When no real news comes out, all sorts of rumour and innuendo result, hell, it’s worse for the Church than the godawful idiocy in the first place. However, if priests are preaching on the Toll Houses, the Church should slap them down HARD. It isn’t a teaching of the Church… it’s NOT a synodically defined doctrine… it’s nothing but a pious opinion that one can take or leave as one wills.

I think it’s time to reiterate what the ROCOR Holy Synod did back in the day. It simply forbade all discussion or publication on the matter. That was WISE, kids. We should follow that, not scum-bum guru “elders” and internet swami bloviators. I say that the ROCOR Holy Synod should reissue its missive and direct it at all the loudmouth asshats out there. Now, that would warm my innards and make me rub my tummy in joy…

BMD

Thursday, 14 May 2015

14 May 2015. Heavy Buzz Out There That GOAA Shitcanned Iakovos of Chicago and His Vicar Over Milwaukee Brouhaha

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THIS IS NOT OFFICIAL NOR CONFIRMED!!

There’s much rumour and buzz out there that the GOAA shitcanned Metropolitan Iakovos of Chicago and his vicar due to the present scandal around Light-Fingered Clerical Louies sticking their hand into the cookie jar at Annunciation parish in Milwaukee WI. Of course, the Monomoron toddlers are caterwauling. I’d say, “Let’s wait for the official word on this one”… but the Monomuckos toddlers aren’t particularly known for prudence and care, are they? A source told me:

I have confirmation that the EP asked Met Iakovos and Bishop Dimitri of Chicago to resign… the confirmation is from 79th Street.

Is this so? Keep tuned… same bat-time, same bat-station…

BMD

Monday, 11 May 2015

Archimandrite Illya Barna Dies at Age 96 (Most Senior MP Cleric in the USA)

00 Archimandrite Illya Barna. 11.05.15

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Early Friday morning, 8 May, the most-senior cleric of the Patriarchal Parishes in the USA and pastor emeritus of St Michael the Archangel parish in Redford MI, Archimandrite Illya Barna died at the age of 96. Fr Illya was born Michael Barna on 2 July 1918 to a family dedicated to service in the Church. In World War II, he served in the US Navy in the Pacific on the battleship USS Colorado. He received three battle stars for engagements in the battles of Saipan, Tinian, and Guam.

He became a candidate for Holy Orders beginning in 1946, when he returned from military service, being tonsured a reader and ordained Sub-deacon in St Nicholas parish, Reading PA by Archbishop Adam Phillipovsky.  He continued his ecclesiastical studies at St Nicholas Cathedral in New York NY for four years.  On 1 July 1950, Archbishop Adam ordained him to the Diaconate at St Nicholas Cathedral in New York; the next day, 2 July, Archbishop Adam ordained him to the Holy Priesthood, and assigned as assistant priest to his father, Archimandrite Ignatius Barna, at St Nicholas parish, Reading PA.

On 17 December 1966, Metropolitan John Wendland appointed Fr Michael as rector of St Nicholas parish in Reading upon his father’s retirement.  The following month, 6 January 1967, Metropolitan John assigned him as rector of St Michael the Archangel parish, Philadelphia PA.  On 29 January 1969, Fr Michael and his family took up permanent residence in Philadelphia and continued to serve St Michael parish for another 5½ years until his appointment to St Michael parish, Redford MI on 31 August1975, by then-Bishop Job Tyvoniuk. Fr Michael received almost every distinction bestowed to a clergyman.  On Bright Friday, 2012, after his wife’s death, Fr Michael took monastic vows and received tonsure with the name Illya in honour of Prophet St Elias by His Eminence Archbishop Yustinian Ovchinnikov. The next day, during Divine Liturgy, with the blessing of Patriarch Kirill Gundyaev of Moscow and all the Russias, Archbishop Justinian elevated Hieromonk Illya to the rank of Archimandrite.

Divine Services for the Departed:

Wednesday, 13 May 2015

Visitation: 16.00-21.00

Pannikhida: 19.30

Thursday, 14 May 2015

Visitation: 16.00-21.00

Burial Service: 19.00

Friday, 15 May 2015

Divine Liturgy: 09.00

Followed by memorial meal in St Michael Parish Hall

All times are Central Daylight Time

ALL SERVICES AT ST MICHAEL THE ARCHANGEL parish

http://www.stmichaelredford.org/

26355 West Chicago Road

Redford MI 48239

Link to contact rector by e-mail here

Telephone: (313) 937 2120

8 May 2015

Patriarchal Parishes in the USA/Moscow Patriarchate

http://mospatusa.com/news_150508_1.html

Tuesday, 5 May 2015

OCA Kisses Uniate Ass in Calling Kiev “Kyiv”… Anyone Who Does So Kisses the Pope’s Ass… Oh, I Forgot, Jillions DID Kiss the Pope’s Ass!

00 Metropolitan Onufry. 26.02.14

Whither thou goest?

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Read this. Do note the ignorant use of Galician pidgin. Is Onufry Berezovsky going to stand up for the Orthodox socialist patriots or is he going to kiss the Pope’s ass, too? The junta is losing… is Onufry going to whore for the oligarchs? Is he going to kiss Bart’s ass? By the way, the name is VLADIMIR Sabodan… only backwoods Galician hillbillies use “Volodomyr”… no kulturny person does so. Oh, I forgot… John Jillions was a paid and willing whore-hireling of the Galician Uniates, wasn’t he? He sure hasn’t changed his spots. Here’s the question… is Onufry going to stand tall for Holy Rus or is he going to kiss the ass of the Americans, the papists, and Bart? Does this trip have the Centre’s OK or is this something ginned up by Langley? After all, Lyonyo has CFR ties… the OCA was just as neck-deep in kissing Langley’s ass as the ROCOR was.

We’ll see what sort of man Onufry is. Will he pass the test? We’ll have to see…

I wonder if Vassa Larina and Victor Potapov will show up… after all, the first is the foremost Uniate hireling now (she’s the bought n’ paid for (literally) servant of Bob Taft, SJ… he did get her a position at a papist university, didn’t he?)… the second is an unrepentant attacker of Holy Rus (do remember how he mercilessly savaged the late Patriarch Aleksei Ridiger in Georgetown). If they do, expect a disgraceful dénouement.

BMD

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