Voices from Russia

Friday, 1 August 2014

Kirill and Hilarion Meet in Moscow…

00 Hilarion and Kirill. 01.08.14




The ROCOR official website had this bare-bones post here (and didn’t even give the full report as found on patriarchia.ru, nor did they give you the video link). Will they report this news item? God alone knows…



Bishop {actually, Archimandrite… he’s not a bishop, yet: editor} Ioann Roshchin of Naro-Fominsk, Administrator of the Patriarchal Parishes in the USA, told us that His Holiness Patriarch Kirill Gundyaev, First Hierarch of the Patriarchate of Moscow and all the Russias, and Metropolitan Hilarion Kapral of New York and Eastern America, First Hierarch of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia (ROCOR), discussed the problems faced by Russian Orthodox clergy abroad in a meeting in Moscow. He said, “We talked about mission, both to our compatriots abroad, and to already-existing parishioners, that is, the people who live abroad, who belong to the Russian Orthodox Church. We covered a range of issues, as our parishes are around the globe on virtually every continent, accordingly, we looked at what we see now and what we need to do to strengthen our witness to the world”.

Bishop Ioann said that the meeting of the First Hierarchs was a working session, but that they made no specific decisions. However, it was important, for “Metropolitan Hilarion and Patriarch Kirill could compare notes on many issues facing Orthodoxy in the world. Different countries of the world have their own particular manifestation of Christianity in general and Russian Orthodoxy in particular. Not all the countries where there are Russian Orthodox parishes are Orthodox or even Christian. Of course, every place has its own complexities, difficulties, and problems in terms of their interaction with the leadership of those countries where they are”.

Of particular concern was the fate of Christianity and Orthodoxy in the Middle East. However, Bishop Ioann noted, “This is always present in conversations between the bishops, as persecution of Christians in the Middle East is a continuing problem. Moreover, both the MP and the ROCOR have ideas on how to influence this situation”. Metropolitan Hilarion arrived in Russia with a pilgrimage group. Vladyki Ioann stated, “A group of parishioners and priests of the ROCOR came to Russia, along with clergy and believers from MP parishes abroad, to visit various dioceses, monasteries, and places of holy relics. Naturally, when Metropolitan Hilarion is in Russia, he always arranges a meeting with Patriarch Kirill, and the Patriarch is always glad to welcome the head of the ROCOR”.

31 July 2014

Rossiya Segodnya



On 30 July 2014, Patriarch Kirill Gundyaev of Moscow and all the Russias met Metropolitan Hilarion Kapral of New York and Eastern America, the First Hierarch of the ROCOR, at the Patriarchal residence in the Danilov Monastery in Moscow. Also in attendance were Metropolitan Ilarion Alfeyev, the Chairman of the MP Synodal Department for External Church Relations (OVTsS), Archbishop Mark Golovkov of Yegoryevsk, head of the MP Directorate for Foreign Institutions and head of the MP Department for Finance and Economic Management, Archimandrite Ioann Roshchin, Bishop-elect of Naro-Fominsk, and Archpriest Peter Kholodny. During the meeting, Patriarch Kirill and Metropolitan Hilarion discussed Orthodoxy around the world and developed plans for further coördination of missionary work. Patriarch Kirill said, “The most important thing is that our joint efforts help Russian Orthodoxy to develop in all countries where it’s present, given the fact that every year more and more Russian people live in foreign countries”.

30 July 2014


Official MP website



Sunday, 1 June 2014

1 June 2014. A Point to Ponder… UNITY!

00 Patriarch Kirill w kids 01. 01.06.14


Lately, the Western media has written outright rubbish about HH. How he doesn’t like Putin… how he’s sidling up to the Mafioso Poroshenko… how he’s really sucking up to the pope and the West. All of that is absolute bullshit, horse hockey, and hogwash. It’s bandied about by those who don’t read what HH says or look at what he does. He’s changed none of his stances nor any of his alliances. As for the “congratulations” to Poroshenko, that was boilerplate issued by underlings. All that HH did was hurriedly scribble his signature to it (probably, he didn’t even look at it). If HH were sidling up to the West, he wouldn’t have sent Mark Golovkov to Jordan… ’nuff said.

HH is still where he was last year, and where he’ll be next year. Don’t listen to Western journalists who rely on crank sources like CNN, Eurasia.net, Fox News, and Radio Liberty… they DO have an agenda…


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1 June 2014. A Picture IS Worth a Thousand Words… Guess Who DIDN’T Come to Dinner?

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The above images are of an MP delegation at the River Jordan with Patriarch Theophilos Giannopoulos of Jerusalem and all Palestine… pointedly held AFTER Bart and Frankie left town. Note well that Archbishop Mark Golovkov, the head of the Secretariat of Foreign Institutions (a kinsman of HH, by the way), led the Russian group. Hmm… this was AFTER the pope and Bart had their photo-op… headed by a kinsman of HH who often handles sensitive affairs… in short, the MP shit all over Bart and Frankie’s Dixie Fry. It told the world, “Everything that happened between Bart and Frankie is a dead letter, with no substance in the real world”. In short, HH is STILL the real “First amongst Equals” in the Orthodox World, and this trip (and its timing) reiterated that.


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Thursday, 4 July 2013

4 July 2013. Jillions Confirms Mollard’s Junket to the Rodina… NO Mention of It on in the News Section of oca.org


Kiev… the Mother of All RUSSIAN Cities… is HH going to take Jillions to the woodshed for his treacherous and traitorous pro-Uniate activities? I’d love to be a fly on the wall when Jillions and Vsevolod Anatolyevich meet in private (VAC isn’t only HH’s closest confidant, he’s also his “enforcer” in some matters).


For the past six weeks, everyone “in the know” has been talking of Mollard‘s upcoming junket to the Rodina. Click here (skip to the last paragraph, the rest is worthless, disgusting, treacly, and airy bumf, it’s what the Brits call “bollocks on stilts”) for confirmation of its upcoming occurrence. Actually, it’s the traditional ad limina visit that all new OCA First Hierarchs have to make. It shows the world who’s the REAL boss. The OCA has nothing but a fictive pseudo-autocephaly, given it in the Sov times as a means of preserving the Mother Church from undue pressure from the Organy. It was Nikodim Rotov‘s brainchild, and he found that Schmemann and Meyendorff were ambitious and dumb enough to fall for it. The OCA and the ROCOR (in its present form) are both rusting Cold War hulks, best sent to the breaker’s yard.

Note well that there’s no mention of Lyonyo or that bumsucker Tosi in Jillion’s little titbit. Perspirin’ minds wanna know… are they going? Also mark down that His Nibs is giving Mollard a better photo-op than he ever gave Fathausen. As a Centre source told me:

We’re propping him up. All other alternatives at the present moment are worse.

When I pressed this contact for clarification, they merely repeated, “All other alternatives at the present moment are worse”. That smells like the Centre doesn’t want Dahulich near the levers of power (note this well… most American bishops have a Russian Wikipedia page… Dahulich doesn’t… he only has one in the Polish version, no doubt written by that SVS toad Michał Kalina (BTW, it’s the ONLY foreign-language Wikipedia article on Dahulich)). Dahulich is an EP man and a quasi-papist (virtually a semi-Uniate), thus, making him unpalatable to the Centre on two counts. Probably, the Centre doesn’t see the OCA as a long-term solution, but it’s necessary in the near term, as Fathausen was stupid and shortsighted enough to bring in BISHOPS with alien formation. That’ll come back to haunt us in future, I’m sure. What you’ll see is that Mollard, Nibs, and Sabodan will make a pretty picture. No doubt, Mollard will concelebrate at the main liturgy, along with such worthies as Yuvenaly Poyarkov and Varsonofy Sudakov (is Mark Golovkov going to be there too?)… Fatty never got that either. Nibs is rolling out the Red Carpet for Mollard as he never did for El Gordo. I wonder what that means… I don’t know… neither does anyone else. We’ll all have to wait n’ see, no?


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