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Thursday, 26 March 2015

Some Cabinet Vox Pop on the OCA Episcopate



People in Europe ask me about this or that OCA bishop … indeed, a common question is, “Are all the OCA bishops gay?” That was true of Feodosy Lazor and Herman Swaiko… there’s much speculation about Benjamin Peterson, Jonas Paffhausen, Seraphim Stroheim, and the late Dmitri Royster. I tell people, “I know of two that aren’t gay for certain… Bishop Mel and the new Bishop in Alaska”. Here’s some Cabinet vox pop on the subject:

Yes, I know for an utter and certain and absolute fact that Bishop David Mahaffey of Alaska is very much heterosexual. He pines for his departed wife Matushka Karen, and continues to miss her in every way, every day. He’s the only priest I know to be scrupulous about avoiding being alone with a female. Bishop David is a scrupulous and honest man, and I think he may be the best thing that has happened to Alaska in a long time.

This is an honest and straightforward account. There are good guys out there too. If I see ‘em, I’ll be as upfront about the good guys as I am about the baddies. Hat tip to my informant.


26 March 2015. A Thought from St Ambrose of Milano…

00 Let the Poor Die. 26.03.15


I shall not keep silence nor shall I be “nice”… the ideology of the Republican Party is so evil that one should not call it “Unchristian”… one should call it “Antichristian”. I mean “Antichristian” in the sense that it’s the ideology of the Antichrist, of Evil Incarnate. Christ said, “Come unto me all those who are heavy-laden”… he meant that the poor should come to him for comfort and succour. When the Republicans say, “Come unto me all those who are heavy-laden”, they mean that only the Affluent Effluent matter and to hell with the rest of us. There is not a shred of real “seamless garment” Pro-Life conviction in the GOP. NONE WHATSOEVER.

If you fall for Republican lies, you fall for Satan’s own blandishments. Do most people who vote Republican realise that? Do most Orthodox Christians seduced by Republican Pro-Life lies understand that godless libertarianism is the very enemy of the Church’s teaching on the state embodied in Symphonia? I think not… so, be patient with them. However, the truth remains what it is… the Republican Party is the most theomachistic political bloc in the USA. The Democrats aren’t much better, but they’re not as bad. In this imperfect world, if the choice is between bad and evil, you choose bad… trust me, to deprive people of healthcare coverage and to kick seniors in the teeth is unrequited evil.

How can you even go to Liturgy after voting for such demonic vileness (for the Church teaches the love of money is the root of all evil)? Ask yourself that question and ponder it well…


26 March 2015. For the Lord Loveth a Cheerful Giver

00 During Lent Remember. 26.03.15


Firstly, I’d like to thank Rostyk Zacharczuk… I took the image and sentiment from his Facebook page, recast it as a demot, and added the Scripture. It’s true… it’s still Lent, and there are more important things than obsessing over what we eat… remember what the Great Lent is FOR… to enable us to celebrate the Holy Easter when it comes in a proper spirit. ‘Nuff said…


Wednesday, 25 March 2015

25 March 2015. For Ye are All the Children of God…

00 In christ, there is neither jew nor greek. 25.03.15


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